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Old 02-07-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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stupid little 2" midrange speakers

Does anyone know where I can buy those stupid little HK 2" mids for the convertible? I don't see them advertised anywhere.
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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I don't think they even really do anything sound wise, from what I have heard it is pretty poor speaker placement. You would be fine just cutting the speakers probably, and investing in new 5.25" components, which will make a much bigger difference.
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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so just unplug the 2" and upgrade the 5 1/4" speakers near the floor?
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:38 PM   #4
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Yeah, you'll be fine even if you don't change out the 5-1/4's. You'll not notice much of a difference. The crossover slopes between the mids and the tweeters aren't tight enough, therefore there's a lot of overlap in frequency . . in reality, the tweeters are doing the most work anyway.
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:55 PM   #5
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that's good to know, I'll still have to take my door apart, but I was going to have to anyway. Right now I'm pumping all sound through the rear.
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Old 02-10-2006, 06:44 PM   #6
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:33 AM   #7
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I broke down and bought it from the dealer. Turned out to $80 and I got a 15% discount for the BMWCCA memebership, for a total of $68. Ripped my door apart, replaced the speaker, replaced all the stupid plastic clips and put it all back together. Everything is back and looks good, and I don't have that blown speaker sound anymore.
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:34 AM   #8
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nice... so they sell them at the dealer? any idea what the part number is?
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:28 PM   #9
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they are useless... if you replaced the tweeter (the smaller speaker) with aftermarket, they will usually cover sound range of the 2inch speakers as well.
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:10 PM   #10
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didn't see this thread, I just bought some 2" mids the other day for $25. putting them in right now haha.

That's $25 shipped! They won't clip in, but a bit of simple wiring is all thats needed.
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I've never personally been a fan of stock systems or components. I'm in the process of replacing everything in my car with PG Xenon series 5.25" component sets and the matching 200Wx4ch amp, and a Pioneer DEH-P7100MP head unit. There's just a 'little' modification needed in the rear deck and front kickpanels... but will be WELL worth it once I'm done.
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