Hi everybody, I joined just to ask this question. If it's covered elsewhere I apologize for not finding it. I'll try to keep this short and sweet.
I am replacing a blown 5 1/4" factory speaker in a 2008 Chevy HHR with a JVC KD-X50BT head. I put in a cheap Walmart Sony Xplod 6 1/2" thinking it would at least be on par with the factory entry level speaker. I was wrong. With the new speaker in place, I can use balance/fader to compare. The mid ranges are a tiny bit sharper from the Sony, but the factory's bass is dramatically better. I don't want competition grade audio, just comparable to factory.
I know sealing/sound matting the door will improve things, but the factory door doesn't have such tuning and sounds fine to my ear. Any advise on what I should use to replace it. I'm actually considering cruising a salvage yard for a working factory unit.