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Old 11-07-2002, 08:08 PM
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speakers?

Recently I put new front dash speakers in the 126 but they have too much "piercing" treble too them that it gives you a headache especially when an announcer is talking. I still have the original speakers and remembered that they gave a smoother sound and even some bass which these new ones dont at all!

Who thinks I should put those back? Would it be a good idea?
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Old 11-07-2002, 08:48 PM
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are your new ones 2way 3way? Turn your treble down? Get used to it? I would not put factory in again but thats just me.
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Old 11-07-2002, 08:51 PM
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I tried to improve things by putting some nice Polk Audio speakers in my rear deck, and I don't think I gained a thing. Kinda wish I'd left it alone. The factory speakers aren't the greatest, but considering how small they are, aftermarket one don't seem to be able to improve things much. The real improvement came when I added the subwoofer in the trunk to fill in the bass. Much more better now! I was going to replace the front ones too, but decided not to after being disappointed with the rear swap. Now I'm sure i won't.
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Old 11-08-2002, 10:17 AM
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One thing that engineers attempt to achieve when designing a system is "tonal balance".

There are budget limitations in every system that is packaged, so they know it's important that the speakers chosen balance out across the audio spectrum.

They may not be the most expensive speakers, but the reason your OEM speakers sound smoother, is because their frequency roll-offs and crossover points are matched for every driver. Your new speakers probably are designed to crossover at a different frequency than what the OEM crossover is set for, thus your tweeters have a harsher "edge".

In addition, the speakers may have sounded great at the store, but you have an entirely different acoustic environment to deal with in the car. Factor in that the dash speakers fire sound at the windshield, so that by itself, will attenuate the high frequencies, and in your case, in an unappealing manner!

In other words, just swapping speakers will not give you the results you desire. You can sometimes luck out if the ones you replace happen to match the OEM crossover specs, but usually, it takes a total system redesign, to match drivers and amps, crossovers and equalization curves to get the desired results.
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thats the problem I have...no matter how much you would turn it down it is still not the same.
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