View Full Version : Pics of the stock speakers, FYI!


Bigfieroman
07-14-2007, 11:26 PM
Replaced all 4 speakers today with Polk Audio db651 speakers. The stockers, although Pioneers, were INCREDIBLY cheap looking/feeling. Front had a plastic cone and a halfway decent magnet, rears were a terrible pressed paper cone and a tiny magnet.

I THINK the reason the stockers sound halfway decent is the thorough sealing the have to the door frame and the door panel. You cannot really do that with aftermarket speakers.

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Djbombsquad
07-15-2007, 12:46 AM
Can't see. What kind of camera did you use?

Bigfieroman
07-15-2007, 01:07 AM
Can't see. What kind of camera did you use?

Stare harder, it will come in to focus.

2_tC
07-15-2007, 01:11 AM
Looks exactly like the stock speakers on the tC. Even the plastic mounts look the same.
Were the front speakers bolted or riveted into the door?

Jiggaman
07-15-2007, 01:13 AM
nice fiero! used have one just like it but in silver!

fiero FTW! it feels like a rocketship cockpit in them! i love it! :D

Bigfieroman
07-15-2007, 01:47 AM
nice fiero! used have one just like it but in silver!

fiero FTW! it feels like a rocketship cockpit in them! i love it! :D

Thanks, it is awesome, but not particularly practical.

Looks exactly like the stock speakers on the tC. Even the plastic mounts look the same.
Were the front speakers bolted or riveted into the door?

All 4 were riveted in..

trialsrider
07-15-2007, 01:52 AM
been thinking about getting the db651's, how do they sound, and do you have them amped?

Bigfieroman
07-15-2007, 02:20 AM
been thinking about getting the db651's, how do they sound, and do you have them amped?

They are running off of my Pioneer Avic D3, 22w RMS/channel. They seem to have a good deal more bass response than the stockers, but since I have a sub, the diff is not as dramatic as I would have liked. They are probably much more accurate than the stockers, I should turn off the sub for a while and let them shine.

XBFred
07-15-2007, 02:29 AM
I think he did that on purpose to hide the hideousness of that yellow chair.... BTW- wet a rag and wipe it down

Can't see. What kind of camera did you use? :P

Bigfieroman
07-15-2007, 04:46 AM
I think he did that on purpose to hide the hideousness of that yellow chair.... BTW- wet a rag and wipe it down

Hey, ease off Pops!! That table and chair set has served our family since the late seventies!

Of course, it was moved from the kitchen to the basement circa '92.

Since then, I smear vaseline on the lens of any camera that might catch a glimpse...

J/k on the "Pops" comment.

XBFred
07-15-2007, 05:25 AM
:rofl: How do you think I knew... I remember those from when I was a kids..... Shakes fist " darn kids today, no respect I tell ya'"


Hey, ease off Pops!! That table and chair set has served our family since the late seventies!

uberspeed
07-15-2007, 05:28 AM
Can we do these for the front? Polk db6500 component set
I was thinking of doing those and then Polk db650 for the rears, give them a decent amp to work with as well...
As always, help is appreciated.
:)

mikemann
07-15-2007, 07:10 AM
what spacers did you use on the install of the polks? Can you use the kit from elemental designs?

Could you post pics of the new speaker install?

trialsrider
07-15-2007, 12:24 PM
you say they are a little better than stockers for sq? enough of a difference to do it now, or wait a while? have a sub in there now..

Bigfieroman
07-15-2007, 02:04 PM
Can we do these for the front? Polk db6500 component set
I was thinking of doing those and then Polk db650 for the rears, give them a decent amp to work with as well...
As always, help is appreciated.
:)

I am sure you could do components in the front, but you would have to find a place to mount the crossovers and the tweeters...thats why I passed on components; I am lazy.

what spacers did you use on the install of the polks? Can you use the kit from elemental designs?

Could you post pics of the new speaker install?

I used the brackets that came with the speakers. I also had 2 different adapters from Crutchfield, but none of them match the stock bolt pattern. I put the bracket rings up to the door, I marked the holes, and I drilled 4 new holes. On the front, the speaker cutout was big enough to use speed clips with the screws, but in the rear, I just drilled a smaller hole and put the screws straight through the metal. Front and rear, you have to reroute the speaker wire to the inside of the door to pick up the contacts on the aftermarket speakers, hopefully the window frame doesn't own up on mine...

I am sorry, I did not take any pics of the install; I wasn't planning on a DIY...I should have though. It would give djbombsquad another thing to complain about...unbelievable.

you say they are a little better than stockers for sq? enough of a difference to do it now, or wait a while? have a sub in there now..

I only listened for 5 minutes, but they do sound better. The problem is that the difference in clarity is overcome by the fact that the sub is hitting in the background. I am going to try it out with the sub off and see if I notice a bigger diff. I can say one thing for sure, they can hit much higher volume without distorting; but I don't really listen to music very loud.

trialsrider
07-15-2007, 09:20 PM
thx for info. i got a laundry list of stuff at crutchfield, just gotta slide it past the wife..... :nails: :lalala:

XBFred
07-15-2007, 09:33 PM
FYI... todays Fry's add Polk DB 650's $37. If you are looking for a set, that is a killer deal

uberspeed
07-15-2007, 11:35 PM
FYI... todays Fry's add Polk DB 650's $37. If you are looking for a set, that is a killer deal

I see them listed at $50
http://shop1.outpost.com/%7B1xytFJfblQOFZS+jmFMpwA**.node2%7D/product/3677855;jsessionid=1xytFJfblQOFZS+jmFMpwA**.node2?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Still better than $60 at crutchfield.

XBFred
07-16-2007, 03:19 AM
yeah.... todays paper listed them at $37... posted before I looked at the sight, but paper has them listed at that price... walk in and pick some up

Bigfieroman
07-16-2007, 11:35 PM
I picked the 651 model because they have aimable tweeters, are completely diff/better in construction, and have better specs. I was going to go with 650s till I looked into the 651s.

HiphapaSole
07-17-2007, 12:23 AM
not to get off topic or anything, but in a pm can you show me your sub setup? im trying to figure out a way to put my sub in the trunk without loosing to much space. Thanks in advance


Josh

XBFred
07-17-2007, 12:39 AM
ditch your spare tie

not to get off topic or anything, but in a pm can you show me your sub setup? im trying to figure out a way to put my sub in the trunk without loosing to much space. Thanks in advance


Josh

Bigfieroman
07-17-2007, 01:28 AM
http://www.scionlife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=183148

The top is flush with the top of the rear seat, the back follows the contour of the rear seat, and the width is the same as the DS rear seat. This box is 1.5 cubic feet, the sub I used could have gone down to 1 cubic foot. Several more pics in the link.

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HiphapaSole
07-17-2007, 01:27 PM
cool thanks!

johnfn
09-06-2007, 03:39 PM
Do you have to remove the door panels or do the speaker grills come out?

itsyounotme
09-06-2007, 09:28 PM
UH OH!! It looks like the stock speakers are made in China :nails: ..ya might want to get checked for lead!!!! :rofl:

uberspeed
09-06-2007, 09:44 PM
UH OH!! It looks like the stock speakers are made in China :nails: ..ya might want to get checked for lead!!!! :rofl:

Why? Are you going to eat them? :P

Bigfieroman
09-06-2007, 10:52 PM
UH OH!! It looks like the stock speakers are made in China :nails: ..ya might want to get checked for lead!!!! :rofl:

Why? Are you going to eat them? :P

Well, I am BIGfieroman...some say I am aptly named...

UH OH!! It looks like the stock speakers are made in China :nails: ..ya might want to get checked for lead!!!! :rofl:

Now that you mention it, I have noticed severely diminished mental capacity since I finished chowing down...

Do you have to remove the door panels or do the speaker grills come out?

Remove the whole panel.