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    Replacing Speakers

    Hello all,
    I just joined because I plan on replacing my car speakers and decided it's something I'd want to do myself rather than go to, say, Best Buy. So, what I (think I) know so far... First, I don't need to replace the speaker wire in place, that will work fine. But if I do, generally lower gauged wire carries signals better. Before I am to buy new speakers, I need to find out the size of them.
    So now, my questions are:

    1) Are there any other specifications for speakers I need to look out for? Like, for instance, wattage?

    2) Is there an easy way to find out the size of my speakers?

    3) Will any, say 14", speaker fit into a 14"... um.... bay?

    4) Where should I get my speakers?

    And if anyone is wondering, I drive a '92 Toyota Celica Coupe.







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    Re: Replacing Speakers

    According to crutchfield:
    Front speakers
    Dash: 4"
    Front Door: 6-1/2"

    Far rear speakers
    Rear Seat Side Panels: 6-1/2"

    Are you going to be powering them with the factory radio, aftermarket radio, amplifier?
    If just off a radio you don't really have to worry about the wattage as much. I recommend going to a few shops so you can listen to some speakers and get an idea of what YOU like.



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    Re: Replacing Speakers

    I'm powering them with an aftermarket radio, some unknown one, nothing special. Eventually I might get an amp but I think I'll wait because I don't know much about car wiring right now (but am interested).

    So, you suggest not buying speakers online? Now to find a store that has some..




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    Re: Replacing Speakers

    I think you will be fine buying offline, just have to choose the right set. I like for a budget setup a set of polk momos or even the newer polk mm series.



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    Re: Replacing Speakers

    Alright, could you explain to me the difference between these two sets?
    http://www.polkaudio.com/caraudio/db/index.php?s=db6501
    http://www.polkaudio.com/caraudio/db/index.php?s=db651




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    Re: Replacing Speakers

    The first are a pair of components and the second is coaxial. In short, in component speaker systems the tweeter and the woofer are seperate, and in coax they're built into one.



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    Re: Replacing Speakers

    Is it safe to assume component speakers get better sound then?

    and can I even hook up a component set of speakers seeing as (I bet) my current speakers are coaxial?




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    Re: Replacing Speakers

    nothing wrong with buying online. i just suggested going to a store so you can listen to it yourself then you can try to find them cheaper online. everybody has a different preference of what sounds good to them so you can't always rely 100% on what others say sounds good.

    and yes you can put components even if the original speakers are coaxials.



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