Speaker upgrade - looking for some advice

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That's a real bummer if we can't get that anymore
I've reached out through their contact methods, but it looks like not much has happened since 2013/2014 or so, so I'm suddenly far less optimistic.

Wonder if anyone is parting out their rigs... or if we can get the diagrams to this or something.
 
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Awesome - got a response back - they’re still around though doing other things BUT the owner says he is considering doing another run and getting some people together. I recommend you email him. Who knows when the next one will be.
 
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Awesome - got a response back - they’re still around though doing other things BUT the owner says he is considering doing another run and getting some people together. I recommend you email him. Who knows when the next one will be.
Can you post their email? I can't get it on the website. Anything I click on says unable to connect to database
 
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I've been meaning to post up a new thread.

10 years ago when I purchased my Cruiser from a friend, the radio and the speakers were absolute junk. I immediately replaced the radio with a used double din JVC hunk-o-junk that had bluetooth. At the time, the Polk db651's were supposed to be the best shallow mount speakers available for the Cruiser. I purchased four 6.5" speakers and cut the rear door holes to accommodate the larger speakers. Initially the Polks sounded awful with almost no bass and dull tweeters. I had to give in and adjust both bass and treble to make them sound somewhat acceptable but was never happy.

Two years ago, I replaced the JVC with a double din Pioneer AVH-2550NEX with Android auto. The sound from the speakers did not improve.

After 10 years two of the four Polks were dead due to water intrusion from bad window seals. I replaced the Polks with Infinity Reference 6532EX. With just the four speakers running off the radio and no other amplification, I am blown away by the sound quality. The Infinity's have highs and lows and sound incredibly musical even with a flat eq. I was able to do a A/B comparison between the remaining working Polks and the Infinities during installation. The difference in sound quality was AM radio vs CD player.

These speakers were only $58 a pair and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a simple stereo upgrade.

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09462FR6L
Thanks for posting! I've been trying to decide whether I go big and get the morel nano's or something a bit more affordable, yet still providing decent sound. Just ordered these!
 

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Thanks for posting! I've been trying to decide whether I go big and get the morel nano's or something a bit more affordable, yet still providing decent sound. Just ordered these!
Let me know what you think of them. BTW, I also ordered the JBL GTO 6.5" coaxial and setup an A/B comparison with them. The JBL's were more musical and clear but I liked the fuller range (clean highs and stronger bass) of the Infinities. I can't wait for my next road trip. The family hasn't heard them yet.
 
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Let me know what you think of them. BTW, I also ordered the JBL GTO 6.5" coaxial and setup an A/B comparison with them. The JBL's were more musical and clear but I liked the fuller range (clean highs and stronger bass) of the Infinities. I can't wait for my next road trip. The family hasn't heard them yet.

Have any pic of them installed? I'm thinking about buying a set of these too
 

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Have any pic of them installed? I'm thinking about buying a set of these too

I have 1/2" spacers behind the door card in the front and back to give them enough space to clear the window channel in the front and the glass mechanism in the rear.

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Polk speakers when I first installed them. I hated the grill design as well.
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I painted my Polks in the R doors the same color as the door cards. They blend with interior quite a bit better now.
 

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