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You will find they are good quality and you will be paying a lot to get better, upgrade the headunit first is a good start. This is what is n mine as std.

Fronts 100mm plus sep tweeters

rears 6*9 plus sep tweeters
 

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Originally posted by kommando:
[qb]You will find they are good quality and you will be paying a lot to get better, upgrade the headunit first is a good start. [/qb][/b]
Sorry, I disagree. All OE car speakers fit into the "cheap 'n' nasty" category. You can imorove sound quality significantly by fitting good aftermarket replacements.

However, there are a lot of products out there that are a blatant rip-off! I spent 9-years of my life designing speakers to make and sell so I know how much it costs to make both a cheap one and an expensive one. Therefore, do your homework and go to a competent car audio specialist.

If you are aiming at the high end, yes you will have to replace your h/u and add amplifiers, but for a middle-ground solution you should change the speakers first, IMO.
 

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Of course, I find the standard speakers in the Viggen are more than adequate, which in the end is what really counts. Suppose if I ran out of engine mods (is that possible?) I might spend a little dosh on the radio.

If you're already looking to upgrade though ... for the same price, the aftermarket ones are better than any Saab factory unit, and I agree speakers first. Just personally never understood why everyone loves to have upgraded radios, to me the engine makes the sweetest music of all.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone, the main reason for the change is it is currently fitted with a radio cassette and I want a Cd player in there. So, whilst doing the head unit i may as well do the speakers as well, I've got £300 to play with and I like my music.
 

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Hi, I have a 1992 9000 and have put 6x9 in the rear as this was easier than replacing the two speakers which are on either side of the shelf.

The 6x9's provide good sound quality.


Good luck, All the best.
 

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I'm with Martin on this one. I find most OEM fit speakers are rather akin to the units fitted to TV's. They're OK, but no great shakes.

Look to spend £120 upwards on a good set of rear speakers. Make sure they're for infinite baffle mounting. Audition them with a CD you know and make sure the shop turn off all EQ and subs in the display cabninet.

Then you'll want to spend about the same on the front
, where you want to make sure you get a component set with a seperate crossover.

[edit] I should add that I have done this on mine and now I need to upgrade my head unit as I'm finding the FM quality too poor for my ears
 

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Originally posted by Woofage (SuSE Linux):
[qb] I spent 9-years of my life designing speakers to make and sell so I know how much it costs to make both a cheap one and an expensive one. [/qb][/b]
Hi Martin,

Did you have anything to do with the Morel made speakers from the mid nineties. These had 'loaded' chambers behind the (enlarged) dust cap to add some control to the drivers excursion that a cabinet would usually give in a domestic speaker.

Nick.
 

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Was the idea a sound one? As the positions that car speakers are mounted in vary so greatly is it sensible to try to achieve at least some damping with this type of system. Or is it just unnecessary and better done with a different design of driver?

Nick.
 

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Is there a really good 100mm component speaker available for the front?, I replaced the factory fitted set up with 100W Kenwood's, they're better, but not a vast improvement on the originals. Obviously it's going to be hard to get a nice full sound from such a small speaker but I was a bit disappointed with the results, (in contrast, the 220W Sony 6 x 9's in the back are excellent ).
 

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Originally posted by Woofage (SuSE Linux):
[qb]Nick,

No, I've not had anything to do with Morel. They made (make?) some good drivers but I think the one you're talking about is a rip-off of a Dynaudio design  
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Martin [/qb][/b]
I know that ATI make drivers that look like (mirror) Dynaudio's design too, as used in some Totem Loudspeakers (where other Totem models use Dynaudios')

Andrew
I love my
dynaudio's
 

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if you are looking for really good value for all range of aftermarket ICE(most makes i.e alpine,kenwood,sony etc) and live anywhere near bedfordshire go to camden's in leighton buzzard. It's a vauxhall dealer with its own seperate hi fi section, normally the prices the quote are trade plus vat and graham (the bloke behind the counter) can't do enough for you
 

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Originally posted by Leo_9000CSE:
[qb]Is there a really good 100mm component speaker available for the front? [/qb][/b]
Well, they're not exactly easy to find... most manufacturers seem to start at 5". Infinity used to make reasonably priced 4" components, but don't any more.

Boston Acoustics make some very nice looking ones, but you might not be so keen on the price!!

Boston Acoustics
 

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I disagree with the comments made that 9000s had cheap OEM speakers.
I have a 94' CSE with standard speakers and wanted to upgrade them as the sound was poor, I took the car to my Audio dealer and this is waht he said.

"do you want better or louder speakers?"
My answer was better and was asked do I have £1000 - £3000 to spend.

It turns out the CSE OEM speakers are supplied by Harmon Kardon the same that you would find in a Lexus. The reason the sound poor is that the head unit does not amplify them properly, so I bought a better head unit (well audio system with CD / DVD / and MD)and the sound was transformed.

Save the money on after market speakers and put it towards a better head unit is my advise.
 

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My entire system consists of:
Alpine filp out screen with built in MD and Radio
Alpine 6 disc CD changer,
Alpine 6 Disc DVD changer,
Alpine V12 Amp (for Sub),
Alpine 13" sub ported unit,
Directed audio power cap.

And the standard Harmon Kardon component speakers.

And the whole thing rocks, so much so that when I got my VR-4 I had the same system put in it and due to its speakers being only standard Sonys it the sound quality is not as good, so I'll have to change them now...........JBLs I think
 
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