Front and Rear Speaker Diameters

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Front and Rear Speaker Diameters

#1 Post by Julesmat50 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:47 am

I wonder if anyone can remind me what the diameters are for the door and parcel shelf speakers in an R8 saloon? I'm pretty certain this has been mentioned in topics before, but for some reason I can't find it with a search - probably using the wrong search terms. Are they 5.25in in the doors and 7in in the parcel shelf, or have I just made that up?
Also, as it looks like I may need to replace at least the ones in the doors, is there anything I should be looking for (or avoiding) as I'm no ICE expert and there seems a myriad of terms that may as well be in Klingon for all the sense they make to me! :laughing2
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Re: Front and Rear Speaker Diameters

#2 Post by 1234dist » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:06 am

Pretty sure the 400 saloon has 6.5” all round.
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Re: Front and Rear Speaker Diameters

#3 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:54 am

Sad man with umpteen R8's just happens to have a couple of U/S front door speakers kicking around for immediate examination! :laughing2

As Dist has said the orifice dia is 6.5 inches; they have a three point flange fixing, where supposedly aftermarket replacements differ in my experience.

The originals come with a shroud that screws to the door orifice; Alpine SXE-1725S are not a straight swop by the way, as they lack the shroud. I suspect that the shroud is designed to keep the weather that gets past the waist rail perfunctory weather seal away from the speaker feed connectors.

I wonder if it's possible to get the factory fit jobs rebuilt with new cones? It's the paper cones that give up.
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