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Speaker Upgrade...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Simian, 28 Feb 2006.

  1. Simian

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    I've just bought a Rover 214si (1996 P-Reg) as a 'Runaround' to get me too and from work, but I'm a little dissapointed in the ICE in the car!...

    It's still got the original Rover 'Cassette' player/Radio and Crappy Speakers!...

    So I'm looking to (not spending too much) upgrade!... Now remembering its only a Workhorse, I'm looking at the H&B CA-5555 HU from OcUK!... but I think I also need Speakers!...

    Does anyone know what size the Front and Rear speakers are in this car!?... I've tried googling but can only find the 'Old' Wedgie Rovers!, Not my nice Bubble!

    Plus any recomendations on Speakers, again not too expensive!!! - No Amps, 6x9's or cutting!!!... Just strait OEM Fitment!!, would be welcome!..

    Cheers
    Sim :)
     
  2. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Jupiter

    Don't bother, its only a work horse, leave it that way ;)
     
  3. Simian

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    But I've no Tapes!... Loads of CD's/MP3 Discs and a cuple of SD Cards!...

    I need my music whilst driving!.. :( and the Radio (content wise!) is just Crap!!!... I hate R1 and R2 is for old farts (don't get me started on Local Radio!!)
     
  4. Vanilla

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    eh? OCUK do head units??!
     
  5. Simian

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    Location: Swindoniantown

  6. Vanilla

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    Wow, I had no idea OCUK had Head units. Does this make the popular car audio retailers competitors? i.e we can't link to them?

    Simian, ask here (or do a search) regarding the speaker sizes

    http://www.talkaudio.co.uk/vbb/
     
  7. tom_nieto

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,186

    Location: Birmingham

    The cheaper one on OcUK looks good for £60. TBH if you're commuting £60 on a car radio that you can actually play your music on is hardly much.
     
  8. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 30,512

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Upgrading to a cheap HU then changing the speakers to better ones is going to be a waste of time, the SQ difference with such a low powered amp will be limited.
     
  9. Simian

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    I think at least one of the speakers are blown!... I'm no basshead but I can get em rattling badly with medium volume (enough to hear over the motorway noise) ans 'Chris Moyles' in the morning!... only looking for summut of slightly better quality!...
     
  10. tom_nieto

    Capodecina

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    Location: Birmingham

    Spend £50-£100 and get it all sorted. There's nothing worse than being in rush hour traffic without music.
     
  11. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    The stock Rover speakers are REALLY bad.

    I have some £40 Sony speakers lying around unused so am planning on fitting those ASAP.

    However, the Rover speakers are an odd size and use 3 screws IIRC so I need to make some adaptors out of MDF to hold them in place.

    I thought one of my speakers was blown but it was the plastic liner in the door vibrating against the speaker.