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njcycleguy
01-29-2010, 01:22 AM
Greetings,

I recently purchased a car and it came with 5.25" Focal Utopia BE speakers (a 5.25" in the door, and a tweeter) and I have a few questions. I plan on replacing the head unit, so I figure I'd replace the speakers as well. I did some research on the Focal speakers and to my amazement found out that they are serious speakers - expensive as heck (over $4,000 retail). I did notice that the ones that had that retail had some type of crossblock - but unfortunately, I don't see that in the car anywhere. So my questions are as follows:

1. Do they make different models of these speakers that do not require this crossblock? If so, what are they worth? I'm wondering if he purchased the speakers without it or if he removed the crossblock before he sold it to me.
2. I don't have any use for $4,000 component speakers. So - that being said - what are these speakers worth on the open market? (one tweeter has a slight tear in it but it doesn't seem to affect sound quality at all and it's covered by the mesh grille)

Any other info that may be worth sharing please feel free to do so.

FYI if anyone has an interest, PM me with a fair offer.

Thanks guys,

wone
01-29-2010, 02:44 AM
you have pics of said speakers and tweet?

lyttleviet
01-29-2010, 11:52 AM
Yeah post up some pictures and we will be able to help you :). Sounds like you got a steal... Although someone that dropped the cash on some BEs surely would have removed them. Also, the block is your crossover and it could be hidden anywhere in the door, under the seat, etc etc....

njcycleguy
01-30-2010, 12:34 AM
Here are "said" speakers.

speedfreak28
01-30-2010, 12:52 AM
where in jersey are you? maybe i can take them off your hands for the right price

njcycleguy
01-30-2010, 12:57 AM
Although someone that dropped the cash on some BEs surely would have removed them.

Don't be so sure.. I have them in hand.. this could be a phenomenal deal for someone who's into this stuff. I have no interest in car audio so I'd be fine with a set of Boston's and a decent head unit.

Bumpin' Goalie
01-30-2010, 12:58 AM
Follow the wires and you could find the x-overs. Even if not, you still found some hidden treasure. Congrats.

Bumpin' Goalie
01-30-2010, 01:00 AM
PM me prices :)

Jh8909
01-30-2010, 01:06 AM
OP you got a PM

misfit138
01-30-2010, 07:25 AM
Stuff like this never happens to people who'd appreciate the equipment. :crap:

njcycleguy
01-30-2010, 10:13 AM
Stuff like this never happens to people who'd appreciate the equipment. :crap:

Had it been 15 yrs ago when I was into car audio (and who wasnt) maybe Id have more of an interest. my "treasure" could be someone elses great deal. Oh and FYI - cant find any crossblock. Perhaps these are thr passive versions? They are stamped 6W2.

lyttleviet
01-30-2010, 11:45 AM
Hey found it.. Awesome deal for someone wanting to go active. passive would mean with the xover :).

Hoodlum007
01-30-2010, 01:14 PM
pics would be nice.

njcycleguy
01-30-2010, 01:38 PM
pics would be nice.

you're kidding right?

misfit138
01-30-2010, 01:39 PM
Do you need anyone killed, njcycleguy?

timaishu
01-30-2010, 09:16 PM
How did you know you had these speakers in your car when you bought it? Did the owner tell you or did you realize it sounded way better than you were expecting from a stock stereo?

Curious what kind of car it was in also. Would be funny if it was in a honda or something else thats cheap.

njcycleguy
02-01-2010, 01:33 AM
How did you know you had these speakers in your car when you bought it? Did the owner tell you or did you realize it sounded way better than you were expecting from a stock stereo?

Curious what kind of car it was in also. Would be funny if it was in a honda or something else thats cheap.

Didn't buy the car from a dealer. And I had no clue they were in. And no, it's not a cheap car.

njcycleguy
02-01-2010, 01:33 AM
OK fellas - they're on eBay now.

Focal Beryllium Utopia BE 5.25" Component Speakers : eBay Motors (item 230431741863 end time Feb-07-10 22:27:37 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230431741863&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT)

misfit138
02-01-2010, 01:38 AM
OK fellas - they're on eBay now.

Focal Beryllium Utopia BE 5.25" Component Speakers : eBay Motors (item 230431741863 end time Feb-07-10 22:27:37 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230431741863&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT)

Please don't sell those, man. Owning them is a once in a lifetime type of thing...

WheresTheButta
02-02-2010, 10:17 PM
I say take them to a local stereo shop and ask them to trade these for a complete install of whatever head unit, amplifier, and components you want. They probably will do it.