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Hi all.
Thought I would check out the door base speakers on my car as I have a crackling sound when starting the car or turning the radio on. Sure enough the foam which supports the cone has fell to bits. Is it worth repairing these with a new foam or replacing the speakers. Are the Vogue SE 2002 speakers the same as std Vogues or are they something different. I see on eBay there are plenty for sale but they all have a different part no to mine. Can anybody advise what to replace with if I brought new. The other speakers in the door are fine so would only want to replace or repair the bass speakers.
Cheers again Rob.

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Speaker technology has moved on quite a bit in the last 20 years so while the originals may have been decent in their day they aren't really that good by today's standards. So buying secondhand may be a bit better than what you currently have but not by much. On the advice of a mate who's been a sound engineer for years, I replaced mine with a pair of JBL 600c units and suddenly discovered bass.

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Thanks for the advice. Would they be a direct replacement. I have the DSP amp on my car. The speaker I removed has 3 ohm marked on it. These are 4 ohm ? Sorry I really don't know to much about this.
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Yes, a straight swap, the difference is impedance isn't noticable. The original ones are held in with bent tags around the outside whereas the JBL ones have holes for screws. I just drilled holes in the plastic mounts to fit them.

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Cheers for the help. Just to clarify the 4ohm bass speakers all round should be ok with the DSP amp??
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Don't see any reason why not. You can run into problems if you fit lower impedance speakers than an amp was designed for but not higher. It can cause a slightly lower level from them but as the JBL speakers are more efficient then there is unlikely to be any noticeable difference.