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Old 12-13-1999, 05:46 PM
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I have a 190E with 2 pairs of 4 inch stock speakers. I upgraded the stereo with a Clarion CD unit. Now i want to upgrade the speakers so i can get some bass and not all the trebble from the stock speakers. Any ideas?
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Old 12-15-1999, 06:14 AM
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This has been well covered with repsect to the W124 E Class. The speaker holes are the same size. You *will not* get bass out of 4 inch speakers, its just not possible. You could try *squeezing* some slightly large speakers behind the grill but you'll have to do a lot of cutting for not much benefit. For real upfront bass, you'll either have to try to make some door pocket speakers, or even fit a small sub under a front seat. You can get lots of low end bass from a sub in the trunk, but to be honest, you'll be missing loads of the spectrum. The sub will top out at about 150hz, and your 4" dash speakers start at about 500hz. You'll therefore be missing a lot of drums/low piano/double bass/guitar from the mix.

Not the news you wanted to hear, I know. ;-)


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Old 12-15-1999, 12:29 PM
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We are all praying for a recall of those speakers and dashboards or something...believe me

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Old 12-18-1999, 08:33 AM
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I put a pair of 16 cm. Magnat 162 speakers in my 190 and 300 and they make a great difference. A lot of bass compared to jap speakers.
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Old 01-30-2000, 04:08 AM
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I have been through all the same trouble of the 4 inch monster. The front speakers are virtually impossible to find for the clip in german dash. I did find a set of Infiniti speakers however which is an excellent audio manufacturer. You have to goto this Find the toll free number and call them up and tell them your situation. I have not bought these yet due to short funds but I did purchase a set of 4 inch Blaupunkt 2-way speakers from Crutchfield which are high quality with rubber surrounds and aluminum injected plastic woofer cone. No bass but it works good for rock music and anything without bass . The ideal setup is to install tweeters and midrange component speakers and install them in the factory holes to capture the middle and upper frequency ranges. Then the second part is to install a subwoofer in the trunk. Of course to do all this you will need a high quality radio/cd/player/tape player. Anything you can possibly want, Crutchfield has it. This was a long message huh?
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Old 03-20-2000, 11:18 PM
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i was able to install 5.25 inches speakers on the front doors and rear deck. 6.50 speakers is possible too. all you need is a dremel and a little patience. let me know if you need specs or photograph.
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Old 06-08-2001, 10:13 AM
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Hello Monchit. I would be interested in the pictures of your speaker upgrade. The stock 4" horns are pathetic.

What brand 6.5's did you pack in?
Patrick Leber
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