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Is there anybody outhere who found a good speakers replacement for the cheap original one. I remove the grill to see why everyone is complaining about the sound that is not good and loud enough at high speed. As you can see in the pictures, there are pretty cheap ones, the magnet is so little. For the money they ask for the audio system it should be much much better than this.
 

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I wish they would offer a speaker delete kit and turn it into storage compartments. I choose not to bother others with my exquisite taste in HairNation music and chose to invest in an autocom system.


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I replaced mine with Alpine 4" Type-S Coaxial Car Speakers (SPS410).

They have plastic tabs that can be broken off for the three point anchor points on our bikes.
Much better sound quality than stock but don't expect too much from 4" speakers.
 

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I replaced mine with Alpine 4" Type-S Coaxial Car Speakers (SPS410).

They have plastic tabs that can be broken off for the three point anchor points on our bikes.
Much better sound quality than stock but don't expect too much from 4" speakers.
But they are not really water proof speakers, it look like there are no water going on the speaker !
 

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But they are not really water proof speakers, it look like there are no water going on the speaker !
You're right, they are not sold as "marine" speakers but the cone and suspension is poly of some sort which looks to be fully water proof.

I'll see how long they last.
 

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Have you had them in the rain?? If so how did they hold up?? I really want to do something to improve the sound quality from the OEM setup.... Thanks!!
 

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Not been in the rain yet but I think they will stand up ok.
Have a look at the link, there's a lot of marine speakers that are waterproof.
Rock The Boat 4 Inch Round Marine Speakers

I will keep track of how the alpine speakers do and maybe invest in marine ones if they can't stand the moisture.

Maybe, if I feel ambitious next weekend, I will remove the speaker grill and spray some water on the face to see how much water if any goes through, I remember seeing a second layer behind the metal grill.

I am not too concerned about trashing the new speakers as they are built to be installed in vehicles and are often subjected to less than ideal conditions.
 

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Thanks for the reply!!!
 

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I'm going to see which Focal speakers that will fit in there. For once, something seems to be cheaper in norway than in the USA. I spoke to a local car stereo builder, and he agreed on those Alpine speakers, but assured me that there are Focal ones which are way better, an not too expensive. He just visited Sena, and reports that there was very much focus on mc stereo siund..

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What model of focal's are you looking at???
 

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Great let me know how you make out with this, I am really looking to make an upgrade too... Thanks!!
 

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After dismantle the speaker, I decide to start my project by changing the way it sound. Since the speaker box is in plastic and no isolation, we loose a lot of sound behind the speaker. I will install some membrane to insulate and make the box more rigid so I can have all the sound in front...

After I will have to choose new speakers, the more db sensitivity is better. It's easier for the amp to drive the speaker.

And if it's still not enough, I found an amplifier from alpine of 45watts rms wich is much higher than the original one.

And I don't think there are any water that can go on the speakers, there's a water proof membrane underneat the grill...
 
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