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PostSubject: Wagon Speaker Question....   Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:26 pm

I blew one of the factory speakers in the wag today. It is one of the door ones. ANyways, I want to replace all 4 with something better. Im on crutchfield and found a nice pair of Polks for the front. THe matching speakers for the back are way more than I want to spend. Is is ok to use say Polk's in the front and kenwood's in the back?
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon Speaker Question....   Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:39 pm

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... Is is ok to use say Polk's in the front and kenwood's in the back?

Way beter then dealing with Kens wood in the front & getting poked in the back Razz

I tried to resist for a whole minute, but was so amused with myself I had to post

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PostSubject: Re: Wagon Speaker Question....   Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:40 pm

sdstick wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
... Is is ok to use say Polk's in the front and kenwood's in the back?

Way beter then dealing with Kens wood in the front & getting poked in the back Razz

I tried to resist for a whole minute, but was so amused with myself I had to post

Forgive me

Laughing That doesnt help! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon Speaker Question....   Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:43 pm

OK how about this
Do you think the stereo will know ?????

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PostSubject: Re: Wagon Speaker Question....   Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:47 pm

sdstick wrote:
OK how about this
Do you think the stereo will know ?????


Good point. Kenwood it is.
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PostSubject: Wagon speaker qusetion   Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:02 pm

sdstick wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
... Is is ok to use say Polk's in the front and kenwood's in the back?

Way beter then dealing with Kens wood in the front & getting poked in the back Razz

I tried to resist for a whole minute, but was so amused with myself I had to post

Forgive me
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon Speaker Question....   Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:22 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
I blew one of the factory speakers in the wag today. It is one of the door ones. ANyways, I want to replace all 4 with something better. Im on crutchfield and found a nice pair of Polks for the front. THe matching speakers for the back are way more than I want to spend. Is is ok to use say Polk's in the front and kenwood's in the back?
Crutchfeild sucks.Overpriced older stuff.
EBAY search.Will turn up much better prices for same model.
Speakers ideally should be same brand/model.front and rear.
My opinion. your results may vary.
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon Speaker Question....   Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:09 pm

I would try nd get the same speakers front and back. But, ANYTHING is better than the stock blown crap paper speakers in there now.
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PostSubject: Re: Wagon Speaker Question....   Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:14 pm

^^ that was kinda my point^^
Sure its nice to match tone & have them work perfectly together.
But I dont think you'll notice a difference mixing & matching
Top end stereo equipment requires a DR's degree in accoustics

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PostSubject: Re: Wagon Speaker Question....   Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:57 pm

I got killer deals on eBay and Amazon for my MB Quart 6.5" separates and 6x9's for my wagon. Do some searching. I have less than 120 bucks total for both pairs. Wink

Go with a 5.25" or 6.5" in the front door instead of the lame-o 4x6's that are in there now, too. You'll be happy you did.

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PostSubject: Re: Wagon Speaker Question....   Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:08 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
I got killer deals on eBay and Amazon for my MB Quart 6.5" separates and 6x9's for my wagon. Do some searching. I have less than 120 bucks total for both pairs. Wink

Go with a 5.25" or 6.5" in the front door instead of the lame-o 4x6's that are in there now, too. You'll be happy you did.

Will they fit without modification? I take it i'll need bigger brackets?

Ok, went to ebay to look for the Polk's I want. They are $10 cheaper for the fronts and $20 cheaper for the back.

Thoughts on these? Also, since its ebay I wont get any of the "free" install crap that i'd get from Crutchfield. To install these into the car what am I going to need? I've done plenty of decks but never speakers. Is it hard?

Front:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB651S/Polk-Audio-db651s.html?tp=105

Back:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB691/Polk-Audio-db691.html?tp=105
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