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Let's Talk about Aftermarket Factory-Spec Speakers

By dearliza98

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by cabuford
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#3 2 years ago

I put these in the backbox. 4" Car Sound Speaker (Pair) - Upgraded Blue Poly Injection Cone 2-Way link »

and this in the cabinet. GRS 8SW-4 8" Poly Cone Subwoofer 4 Ohm link »

The only issue is that the tweeters stick out on the backbox speakers so you need to add a spacer to put the grills back on. I did the same thing in my LW3 and build speaker lights into them. I haven't finished the DESW ones yet, so right now I've got the grills off.

For the LW3 I bought a 8 ohm woofer, but for DESW I bought a 4 ohm subwoofer as the woofer was out of stock though Parts Express. They both sound fine to me. The 4ohm should theoretically be quieter but it works fine with the stock DE soundcard.

Looks like its the opposite way now. I paid $12 + $7 shipping on the woofer/subwoofers.

Link to woofer. GRS 8PR-8 8" Poly Cone Rubber Surround Woofer link »

For what it's worth, the pinsound card in my LW3 sounds amazing. I'm going to have to move it to Star Wars and see how it sounds there.

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#5 2 years ago
Quoted from dearliza98:

cabuford Thank you for the detailed info! When you say you had to create a "spacer" for the grills to go back on, is it that complex custom wood in your photo? I don't know that I have the skills to pull that off.

dearliza98 It's custom wood, but not very complex. I have the skills, but not the toolset anymore. I however did not make these, curbfeeler did. I will "pay if forward" so to speak, as he sent me 6, and I only need 4. PM me your address and I'll send you the other 2. I'll also look up what size screw I had to use (I picked them up locally at Lowe's)

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