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Old 09-30-2003, 03:25 PM
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Looking to upgrade original speakers

I posted this on the Car Audio site but go no hits. I'll try it here too.

I am almost totally clueless when talking about stereo components. I am looking to replace the stock speakers in my '94 E320 wagon. I think they are 5"(?) Speakers. I would like to change the front dash, lower front door and rear door speakers. I currently have the stock radio (what kind is it - a Becker?). Can someone give me a recommendation as to what brand speaker to put in and where to get it? I also have future plans to finaly put in the CD changer. I've heard that putting in an Alpine is cheaper than what MB puts in. Is this true?

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Old 09-30-2003, 03:57 PM
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In terms of the dash speakers, the size is strange, and there are only a limited number of models that will fit. Some folks have performed creative surgery. Others have put them in the doors instead. I have not touched mine yet. Do a seach in Car Audio on "Front Speakers". Lots of info.

In terms of a CD changer, I suggest getting a CD player that supports MP3 playback instead. You can rip 10+ regular CDs onto a single CD in MP3 format, and delete the tracks you do not like in the process. Cheaper hardware, and less baggage to carry around.
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Old 09-30-2003, 05:43 PM
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I agree with csnow. Most alpines have mp3 read capability now. atleast the high end ones. you can find good prices at i bought some stuff there and was pretty good. or you can get the 6 cd changer by alpine that reads mp3's and then hook that up to a regular alpine head unit as long as it's compatible with the mp3 changer.
as for the speakers try doing a search in the audio section for 300e speakers. there are tons of very helpful posts. I know since I did the search for mine and found eveything I wanted to find interms of info.
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