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I searched high, and I searched low... I couldn't find ANY photos of the stock Boston speakers in the 300's and I am curious if they are typical OEM junk. They sure sound good in my 07, I wonder if by next year that will change?

I actually have been thinking about eliminating the center speaker (don't have surround sound) and throwing in an Infinity Basslink II and calling it a day.
 

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I replaced my rear boston's and they reminded me of typical oem junk IMO. I can look for them and take a pic if you want but it's not like there is anything to see. The magnet is small and it has the typical cloth over the speaker so you can't even see how the cone looks.
 

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Check the first part of the FAQ. There is a fairly accurate description
of the speakers there.

http://www.300cforums.com/forums/car-audio-alarms-navigation/12930-faq-audio-upgrades.html

You can also take a quick look at the dash speakers by using a small flat screwdriver or even a credit card and prying the cover up.

They look like typical OEM speakers, meaning I don't recall seeing a tweeter
on them.

Also, in that same FAQ there is a lot of feedback saying to disconnect
the center speaker as it seems to disrupt the sound stage.

As for the Infinity add-on, if you have heard that and like it, I'd say go
for it.
 

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NV,

Nah don't go out of your way to do it.. I was just curious if anyone took them out, ripped off the cloth and saw anything spectacular.. It doesn't suprise me that they would be typical oem junk. I still think they sound stellar for OEM, with a few tweaks I can be very happy with the setup. Of course nothing beats a good aftermarket system but I am going to concentrate on go fast goodies.

I have to wonder if the Mark Levinson systems in the Lincolns are typical OEM junk too? (wow would that be sad).
 

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CoolV,

Thanks for the linkage! reading material :)

I actually just did a full install in an 03 Wrangler with two Polk Momo 5.25 coax's two Momo 4x6 coax's an infinity basslink II with add on internal four channel amp and an alpine cd head to round out the package. I was impressed to be very honest. The Basslink II uses an active 10" square cone with a passive 10" square cone radiator and it's an overacheiver for sure.

I'm getting older and dual 15's are just too much these days! :)
 

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Inferno,

cool! You could add the basslink without the 4ch card
and add bass to the system. I agree it doesn't sound too bad, but I
needed more control than the implementation allowed.
 

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Long term I may go the route you have and other's have. I want to focus on exhaust, headders, cai, programmer, rotors, halos, hid's, grille, trunk spoiler first and then start messing around with the audio system :)

It's a fricken sickness for sure! :)
 

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long list, seems like you got the sickness already :)
 

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Oh yeah :)
 

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I Replaced My Back Speakers Because I Was Having A Static Problem From My Right Speaker.still Have The Same Problem I Think Its Is A Vibration Problem.going To Check ,maybe Speaker Is Loose.what Are The Odds Of Two Diffrent Speakers HaveING The Same Problem.
 

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I'm suprised the car isn't full of rattles. Considering the doors have 6x9's in them and the deck has 6x9's in them and in my 07 I have the bass turned down to -2 and with a bass track in, it hits every fricken note while the mirrors shake and beg for mercy... And they 6x9's never over extend... For crap OEM I am still shocked :)
 

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I Replaced My Back Speakers Because I Was Having A Static Problem From My Right Speaker.still Have The Same Problem I Think Its Is A Vibration Problem.going To Check ,maybe Speaker Is Loose.what Are The Odds Of Two Diffrent Speakers HaveING The Same Problem.

2 possibilities:

1. you have one of the 2005 models that had the polarity issue where
the fronts and the rears were wired in opposite polarity.

2. what you are hearing is really coming from the trim panel underneath
the rear deck.

Play your radio and open the trunk and listen carefully. Pay close
attention to the trim panel underneath the speakers. A lot of us
have removed that. It is not required for the speakers to function.

For the polarity issue try the following:

1. move the balance all the way to the right.
2. move the fader all the way to the front.
3. play music.
4. slowly adjust the fader toward the middle, continuing toward
the rear.
5. If you hear a hole in the sound near the middle, you likely have
the wiring problem. There should be a smooth transition between
them.
 

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2 possibilities:

1. you have one of the 2005 models that had the polarity issue where
the fronts and the rears were wired in opposite polarity.

2. what you are hearing is really coming from the trim panel underneath
the rear deck.

Play your radio and open the trunk and listen carefully. Pay close
attention to the trim panel underneath the speakers. A lot of us
have removed that. It is not required for the speakers to function.

For the polarity issue try the following:

1. move the balance all the way to the right.
2. move the fader all the way to the front.
3. play music.
4. slowly adjust the fader toward the middle, continuing toward
the rear.
5. If you hear a hole in the sound near the middle, you likely have
the wiring problem. There should be a smooth transition between
them.
Another issue I found with my car is the stupid platic cover they place in the hole near for the Sub if you don't have one. Simply remove the cover by carefully removing the push tabs and you'll see the culprit. I removed that and it reduced the rattle by 99% back there. The other 1% remains from the cover itself, but by far it is much more bearable.

Anyone have any luck with applying Dynamat or something to quiet this as I like the complete look with the cover.

Also I have a severe door rattle on my front passenger door. Anyone have this problem and discover a simple fix? Perhaps tighening screws or applying a pad or strip? I'm a little leery about ripping the door panel off, but will if i must.
 

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I agree the bass levels are cranked a little too much by the
designers of the audio system.

I applied dynamat and edead way before changing the sound system.
That should enhance the sound of the stock system as well.

you could do this to the door and rear deck. I believe some other
members kept the rear deck trim panel after applying. I did not.
Instead I bought edead v.4 teklite and applied it over the deadining
material. The teklite is black in color and soft to the touch.

and I removed the plate in the stock sub location, since it does rattle.
The hole left in its place allows the bass to flow into the car.
 
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