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Old 06-09-2003, 11:47 PM   #11
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No, these are not regular Bose speakers. The Bose ones have a white sticker on the magnet with the Bose logo. On the sticker is the Serial number for the speaker, part # and production date. (Mine were made Aug of 98, the car was built Sept 98.) The Bose 6x9'* have a harness screwed to the basket of the speaker, from this harness the (2) wires go the the edge of the 6x9 closest to the pass comp where they connect like a normal speaker. The wires from the bose amp under the HU connect to the harness on the speaker. There should also be another factory lead that goes thru the deck close to the fender with a rubber grommet that goes to the Bose Tweeters that are in the grilles? The wires are independent of eachother from the amp.

There is hardly any controls over a Bose system, you can make small adjustments on the HU, but it will BARELY affect the sound. This IMO is a BAD feature of all Bose products. Bose THINKS they know 100% how everyone wants music to sound. This usually means, thin, harsh highs and flimsy bass. But that is the Bose way. Home **** is the same way.

My Boss has an Acura 3.5 TL and it is the same way, all highs and VERY little bass. But when you swap the 6x9s you will see the difference, you will be shocked how bad the Bose 6x9s sucked.

Also, see my thread about how I wanted to install and amp. and the problems the Bose 'Dynamic Equilization' caused.

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Cheap Good Sounding 6x9'* would be a set of Pioneers. I got a set for my last car for 80 bucks and they sounded good. if you dont want to spend alot of cash I would go with Pioneer
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Hey Karfreek,

Thanks for the great post.

Here'* what I think happened. The previous owner had a bad radio cassette unit, but they changed both the speakers and put in Delco speakers. The car came originally with a Bose system and the ACDelco speakers suck majorly with the Bose Amp. I know I can get some regular 6x9'* if I really need to but for now would like to have sound that doesnt distort. It doesnt have to be awesome sound.

Can you please do me a HUGE favor ?

Can you please get the Bose part number off your speakers ? I know someone at Bose and she is gonna send me some speakers, but needs to know the part number of them. I dont know if the part number you mentioned is for the assembly or for the single speaker, but any numbers you can give me would be awesome.

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Can you please do me a HUGE favor ?


Thanks in advance
I can TRY, they are at home in my parents garage, I wont be visiting them for 2 weeks when I get my Trans Am out for the summer (finally). I will Email my brother and ask him to help me out!

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that would be awesome - thanks so much
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Ok I got the speaker, here is what Is EXACTLY on the speaker sticker

SPKR ASSY, REAR, H PONT
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*/N 003829 10/12/98
MADE IN USA


There is a rubber stamp that was stamped on the magnet that says '0091'.

That is all that is there, hope this helps.

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Hey Jay,

thanks so much for the info on the speaker - you rock !!!

I owe you one

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