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What sort of quality are JBL speakers?


I got a quote tonight from some dude at strathfield car radios for 2x2way and 2x3way speakers + installation for $420.

What do you reckon? I have a decent home audio system, so I don't really want to blow much money on my car stereo, so is that a decent deal. What do you pros think?

What do you guys reckon are decent speakers for around the $400 mark?


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They are OK - they're midrange speakers, but I think you can do beter for the money ... I'm a big fan of JL Audio gear, and you should be able to pick up a pair of those for under $200 - I paid $215 for my VR600CS 6" splits, so the coaxials should be a fair bnit cheaper.
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Oh, and you can save yourself some bux installing the speakers yourself - it's an easy job ...
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If you want to install the speakers yourself have a look at the Jaycar range. Very good quality and a fair bit cheaper than the brand name equivalents.
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Jaycar are great value for money and they have got new 6.5" Kevlar splits for $199.
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I fitted JBL 2 way and 3 way to my baby a couple of months ago. Got them from strathfield, think they cost about $320 and fitted them myself.
I got 5x7 directional 2 way for the front and 6x9 3 way replacing the original std ones which are 5x7 in the rear. The rear ones were a real shyte to fit, front ones bolted straight in.

I'd pay the extra if you go with these and get them fitted (thats assuming you go with the larger ones in the rear.)
I am absolutely wrapped with the sound. I had planned to put a subby in as well but since I fitted these there is no need. When the kids have them pumping (ok maybe its me as well with AC/DC) the rear view mirror pumps with the bass beat.


BTW, my original rears got fried by my other (better?) half, not sure what she was pumping! Should have claimed them under warranty but I wanted to upgrade anyway.
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Re: JBL Speakers

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What sort of quality are JBL speakers?


I got a quote tonight from some dude at strathfield car radios for 2x2way and 2x3way speakers + installation for $420.

What do you reckon? I have a decent home audio system, so I don't really want to blow much money on my car stereo, so is that a decent deal. What do you pros think?

What do you guys reckon are decent speakers for around the $400 mark?


Thanks in advance,

Matt
i hate strathfield, their a bunch of rip offs!
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Speaker upgrade

Have a question which relates partly to this thread, hopefully someone can help.

I've been told by an auto speaker installer that in order to upgrade my standard speakers in my AU1XR6,(the vehicle orginally came with the premium sound system to accomodate the Ford 6 stack CD, but without a speaker upgrade) the new speakers will need to be earthed back to the head unit in lieu of the existing Ford installation which according to the sales rep. earths the speakers direct to the car frame.

Is this correct or am I being set up for a ride on intallation costs(ie so that I dont just buy the speakers and install them myself!)
are the standard speakers actually earthed to the vehicle or are they already earthed to the head unit? Or may this be specific to speaker standard/type?
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