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#1 (permalink) Old 03-14-2005, 11:39 AM
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My friend has a 2002 325Ci with the Harmon Kardon sound system. One of the rear speakers was blown and we tried replacing it with 6 1/2 Polks. The problem is the speakers sounded weak compared to the old speaker. Would MB Quart seperates be better? Again, all we want to do is replace the blown speaker and maybe get better sound in the process.

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Originally posted by Mav@Mar 14 2005, 10:39 AM
Hi,

My friend has a 2002 325Ci with the Harmon Kardon sound system.* One of the rear speakers was blown and we tried replacing it with 6 1/2 Polks.* The problem is the speakers sounded weak compared to the old speaker.* Would MB Quart seperates be better?* Again, all we want to do is replace the blown speaker and maybe get better sound in the process.

Thanks,

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You factory speakers are VERY efficient and dont need a bunch of power to run.

Your radio puts out say....20 watts of power (arbitrary number). The Polks are a better built speaker, meaning heavier cone, bigger voice coil, etc. This makes them less efficient, therefore more quiet than your factories.

On the flip side, the Polks can hold much more power than the factories, so you can amplify them and actually have a better sound.

As far as a different brand of speaker, you will probably have the same output no matter what you put in there. You will have to get a factory speaker if you want the exact same sound as the others.

My suggestion is adjust the fader for now, replace the others when you can. Oh yeah, amplify the snot outta the new ones after replacing them all :P

Good luck...



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