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Old 12-15-2006, 01:39 AM   #1
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First post! Anyway, I used to have a 96 Z28 with the Bose system and I was told you had to get an adapter to use aftermarket replacements. Now I have a 97 SSEI and my rear speakers are on their last leg and I wanna replace them. Do I need anything special or no? Also any suggestions on 6x9'* around 75-100$ would be appreciated. Im looking more for resonating bass that doesnt bottom out and some decent mids would be cool too(if that makes any sense. Ive been out of the audio scene for a while now, just really havent had any spare time money to do anything. But I was just given a 10" bandpass box and a RF Punch 500 so its time to get reacquainted. The subs will be next month
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Did your car come with BOSE?

If not you are safe to use aftermarkets.



My personal favorite are the Infinity speakers, kappas if you can afford them, I've had infinitys in two of my cars and they seem to be the best bang for the buck in your pricerange without going to component speakers.


If you have BOSE?

I'm unsure, I'm not sure if the resistance on the bose speakers is 4ohm or 8oh or something screwy, I know some cars which are equipped with BOSE are PITA to mess with for multiple reasonsh bose systems, however never had a bonneville with bose (yet)

Someone who has bose and replaced the speakers can chime in. A particular member that modified his stock head unit (to work with an ipod) comes to mind but I forget if he has/had bose or even replaced the stock speakers



A bandpass box is easily going to offer you the worst sound quality just behind a regular ported box, but hey if its free what gives?

But yeah check out Infinitys for sure.
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Hans...keep hitting the enter key..it'* honestly no problem that my scroll wheel has burned out from your long over a page spaced posts...

With your Bose in the 97 SSEi, I believe you can hook up to the existing wiring...although we'll have to get one of the gurus to tell you which wires to hook up to.

Would you be looking to remove the factory tweeters that are with your rear speakers?
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Hans...keep hitting the enter key..it'* honestly no problem that my scroll wheel has burned out from your long over a page spaced posts...

With your Bose in the 97 SSEi, I believe you can hook up to the existing wiring...although we'll have to get one of the gurus to tell you which wires to hook up to.

Would you be looking to remove the factory tweeters that are with your rear speakers?

sorry about the spaces, its a bad habbit.

I like to separate my thoughts.

Anyone have any more info about the BOSE systems on these cars?
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I had Infinity Reference 6x9 3-ways in my old 98 SSE -they had awesome bass and the mids were great.
I also had Alpine Type * 5.25" 2-ways in the front doors and utilized all four stock tweeters.

For speaker wire adapters take the ones off the factory bose speakers... it'* only one screw holding them to each speaker.
The combination I had made people think I had subs and a very well put together stereo.

Also, the rear speaker covers have a paper sunscreen between the plastic frame and the metal cover and when that becomes brittle it rattles and sounds like a blown speaker. I removed that paper and even with the stock Bose speakers it sounded a lot cleaner and no longer made me think the Bose 6x9'* were blown.

If you do a search in Audio with me as the author you find a post from about 2 yrs ago with pics.
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