View Full Version : New help with speaker choice

03-23-2005, 11:39 PM
First off, I would like to say that I really have zero knowledge with regards to car audio. I just got a minto 1990 Mercedes 300SE. It has the Becker stereo with cassette which is being replaced by an Alpine cda-9833. Until I have a better plan, find a quality installer, and have plan, I want to use my stock speakers. I have no idea what comes stock, what size or how many. I want to power then via the head unit for now.

As far as upgrading, what is a good game plan? I don't really know the difference between components and coaxial or what I should be looking for. at some point I will probably add a sub in the back. I am looking for good, quality concert sound. Not bass heavy, pounding. I want the car to remain stock in the looks dept. Can anyone give me any ideas?

03-24-2005, 12:26 AM
I don't really know the difference between components and coaxial

There's a convienent sticky posted at the top of this thread. Read that, and also point your browser to http://www.bcae1.com

03-24-2005, 08:17 AM
Thanks. That was very informative. I was also inquiring about what would fit and what brands i should be considering.

03-24-2005, 08:41 AM
Talk to Crutchfield (http://www.crutchfield.com) about what would fit in a '90 300SE...I did an install in my buddy's '91 190E (where my old Alpine 7893 head unit is currently residing), and his '75 240 diesel before that (man, that was a fun car to work on, heh) so I know a thing or two about Mercs...

IIRC, the front speakers are 4" and the rears are 5.25". Good brands to look at would be Boston Acoustics, Alpine, JL, Aura, DLS, CDT, etc...

03-24-2005, 06:43 PM
Thanks. There seems to be some confusion whether my car has 6 speakers or 4. I guess I will find out Saturday