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Old 07-15-2003, 12:32 PM
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Question for the W124 experts

I was checking out several high(er) end stereo shops yesterday. A few of them suggested that instead of mounting speakers in the door panels (they were familiar with the Jehnert enclosure - new map pocket that allows for TWO 6.5 inch drivers) that I try a kick panel fiberglass enclosure. One of the guys has done this on a W126 S-Class and the front imaging and soundstage were superb. The best price I got for the fabrication was $400 (at a GOOD shop too). I'm a bit stuck on what to do now - I really want to personally hear BOTH enclosures in a W124 before making my decision!

Ideally I want a 3-way component set in front - mids in the dash, tweeters molded into the A-pillars or sail panels, and a 6.5 driver in the door panel or fabricated kick panel. If anyone has done either, I'd love to know about it.
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Old 07-15-2003, 02:44 PM
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Both myself and Scott (run.exe) have the Jehnert door panels. Scott got his panels installed at the same shop that did mines, as I refered him to this shop.

Scott (as far as I know) is only running one 6.5 in each door, were as I am running the complete setup, two 6.5, one 4 inch and one tweet.

Since you are in the Bay Area, you are welcome to listen to my setup. Email me.
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Old 07-22-2003, 12:10 AM
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Do the Jehnert enclosures work on 300e's? If so where can I get them and how much?

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Old 07-22-2003, 12:27 PM
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I'm interested in the Jenherts or kick panels for my 300CE. If someone gets a set of kick panels made, I wonder if the shop would be willing to make two sets and knock off a few bucks?

Weren't those Jenhert panels pretty expensive?
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Old 07-22-2003, 12:38 PM
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I was browsing their website and it seems the 300ce panels have 4 speakers in each panel. I thought the 300ce had the same length doors as the 300e but I guess not.
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Old 07-28-2003, 08:31 PM
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I ordered the full Jehnert setup (W124 sedan) and hope to receive it any day now. Here's the URL:

http://www.jehnert.de/en/

Bare doorboards (no speakers) are roughly $400 USD, and the full kit with all eight MB Quart speakers, dash adapter plates, doorboards, and crossover is about $900 USD. After you do the research (and math), it's actually a reasonable price. And yes, the coupe has MUCH longer doors, allowing four drivers per side (wow).

Shanta, how do you like yours - how does it sound? Do you have a sub or just the Jehnert setup? I won't be able to install mine for a few months so I'm itching to know what it will be like. Got a Nakamichi CD-700 head unit too (mmmm!)
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:18 AM
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Shanta, how do you like yours - how does it sound? Do you have a sub or just the Jehnert setup? I won't be able to install mine for a few months so I'm itching to know what it will be like. Got a Nakamichi CD-700 head unit too (mmmm!)

I have a 15 in trunk. I went with a complete Jehnert setup but I pieced mines together. I did not buy the whole set from Jehnert. I just bought the panels, the speakers and crossovers I got off of German Ebay for $100.

It sounds really good. The front staging is great. A lot of people think that the seats get in the way of the speakers. But the sound comes out just fine.
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Old 07-29-2003, 11:40 AM
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Sweet! I also believe the 6.5's firing into the seat won't matter, because the dash speakers do all the imaging & staging anyway. Where did you put the 15 in the trunk, and what kind of sub? That's the one thing I haven't a clue how I'm going to do yet... how to get a whole pile o' bass without losing my whole trunk! Have any photos of your Jehnert or subwoofer setup?



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