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A3 8l Bose - Replacing front speakers

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by WorkInProgress, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. WorkInProgress

    WorkInProgress Member

    Oct 20, 2012
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    [Jun 6, 2013]
    Probably been asked a million times so apologies in advance!

    For the moment I want to retain my Concert head unit and current Bose setup as I can't afford the Andy Mac setup yet and I've got a Phat Box so want to retain that functionality.

    I'm aware I need 2 ohm speakers, can I replace the fronts with something like JBL GTO508c's or Infinity Kappa 509c's?

  2. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Jun 10, 2003
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    [Jun 7, 2013]
    The Bose front speakers are actually 1 to 1.5 ohms. If there's nothing wrong with the Bose units then I would stick with them. Anything you fit will require adapters and they will be 30% higher impedance so the Bose amp will have to work a lot harder to power them with no discernible improvement in quality, it may even sound worse.
    If you have a crackly Bose speaker then I would replace it like for like for one on ebay.

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