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Old 08-21-2015, 12:42 AM   #1
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ID:	245917Easy decision to upgrade speakers. Last AS I went all out with component Kickers, this time around I decided not to build boxes, yet. So I went with JBL 3-way 6.5 inch GTO638. Sound is excellent.
Very easy to swap out front speakers of our 2010 Classic. However, you will have to put some electrical/duct tape around the hole. These speakers will not fit in the rear without resizing.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:55 PM   #2
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Thank you for this post and picture. I am deciding on speakers for upgrading my own terrible 6.5 factory Sony speakers. Did you also look at Polk speakers? It's so hard to determine how a particular speaker will sound in the AS.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:43 AM   #3
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I did look at the Polk. I thought the JBLs had just a little better high end. And you can adjust the highs on the speaker. It really is a nice spot for good speakers as the insulation makes them sound great.
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I like crisp highs, so that is very helpful, thanks. My location will be under cabinets, not in wall, so I'm concerned about a poor seal / sound leaking out the back. May have to get a professional involved...
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:00 PM   #5
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Look at the infinity Reference range. These work really well off of the type of power marine/car audio units output. The sound is crisp and balanced. Finding the 6.5inch with a grill cover is tough. i bought the 6032cf that has no grill (cf means custom fit, for oem car replacement). These have a attenuation of +3db for the tweeter if needed. I use it

These fitted fine behind the stock Clarion grills in my case.

JBL and Infinity are both Harmon products, can't go wrong with either really!
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Thanks again! I added the Infinity to my Amazon wish list... Also came across a review that suggested their Kappa model, which "sounds" good on paper. Now I need to find a showroom and listen to all of these.
I wonder at what point a supplemental amplifier will be needed... and if an amateur like me can install it, since I don't want to leave my AS at a car audio shop.
I installed an Alpine car stereo and some speakers once into a Pontiac in the late 80s, and swapped out the head unit in my current AS, but those were pretty straightforward tasks.
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Its not to hard, lots of videos on you tube
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