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Old 08-08-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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Need new door mid-range speakers

My driver mid-range speaker started to crack and pop the last couple of days and I had to balance the sound all to the rear. What is the best value speaker to replace those mid-rangers in the doors of a coupe? Check out my signature for my current set up. TIA
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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Try a pair of Vifa full range speakers. I bought mine from www.madisound.com. They will require a bit of tape wrapped abound the speaker's perimeter so they fit snugly. They are wired backwards so solder the car's positive wire the speakers negative lead.


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Old 08-09-2014, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thanks markusmarkus. Can you send me the link to the ones you got? I went to the site but only saw the tweeters.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:34 PM   #4
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Can I buy these brackets and speakers to replace my mid-range door speakers? Will it fit without modifications? What about the wiring harness?

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http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142SABW...s.html?tp=2824

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http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1131665...5S.html?tp=105
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #5
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^No. Both these are way too large to replace your midrange speakers without major modifications to the door panels. Those may work as replacements for the large midbass speakers. The connector from the old speakers can be cut out and used for the new ones with some soldering. This is better than directly soldering the wires to the speakers as you will maintain ability to disconnect them easily in case you want to move the door panels away from the car.


The stock midrange front speakers come in threaded plastic housing. To maintain stock looks you need to find speakers that will fit in this housing or just order new ones from BMW. The stock midrange speakers aren't that bad BTW, the midbasses and the tweeters suck though.
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:37 PM   #6
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Thanks Mega. I'll probably just purchase a used BMW door speaker and replace the current one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPEAKER-MID-...1bf77a&vxp=mtr
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:29 AM   #7
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Why not something simple like a set of BSW mids?
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:16 PM   #8
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http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com...-driver-4-ohm/


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Old 08-11-2014, 08:25 PM   #9
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mark....I thought the bottom speaker in the door was around 6"...not 2".

SoCaLe39....Looks like they are $159 for the front door midbases. I was trying to replace it for around $50.
http://www.bavsound.com/Stage-One/Buy-Now/
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:36 AM   #10
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The larger speaker in the upper part of the door is considered to be the midrange speaker. The speaker in lower section of the door is the woofer. The OEM speaker is 6.25" in diameter but a 6.5" will fit.


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Old 08-12-2014, 11:19 AM   #11
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I personally love the JL C5's but you have to cut your door panels to mount like I did. But the midbass is soooo worth it
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