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Old 05-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #31
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Current stock speakers in Foci do sound pretty good for whizzer cone-equipped "one way" OEM cheapies. Upgrading to BA S85s recently, though, quickly revealed the stockers' shortcomings: bass is a bit muddy (pretty good thump, though!) and the high end is harsh and fatiguing to listen to at louder volume. Both low and high frequencies lack definition when compared to the Boston Acoustics.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:44 PM   #32
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Yeah thats one thing that would need more testing at higher volumes.

Paper and foam is probably the cheapest materials you can use for speakers and they probably dont handle the higher volumes as well as other materials do. The tone they have is what i was most impressed with. I think paper gives good bass but probably distorts faster then other cone materials.

Another thing about after market speakers is if you use materials other then foam and paper it will last alot longer. Foam rips easy, it dry rots and over time just goes bad. Same with paper

If you change any change the doors they will probably go bad before the rear panel speakers. I dont know about your car but water leaks in around my windows and runs down into the doors.

I think upgrading is still a good idea if you can afford it, but i would change the radio first then replace the speakers when you can afford it. My car is an 07 and the OEM speakers still look new, the cones are still nice and tight and the foam still looks new as well.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:50 PM   #33
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I am suprised just how much the stock speakers have improved over a short 6 years. I drive all the time for work, so I enjoy listening to active music like rap and pop. I just traded in my 2004 F150 for a 2010 Focus SE and on the way home, my girlfriend said, "let's see how these speakers are." She turned on some Lil Wayne and turned up the volume. I couldn't believe how great the speakers sounded and the bass was incredible! She said,"somebody must have turned the bass up," then she checked it. To our amazement, it was set at zero. I am so happy with my stock sound system.
Same here! I love the sound of the stock speakers... and I don't even have the Moon 'N Tune package!...amazing clearity
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #34
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So is it safe to say my 09 Foci has 6x9's? I tried a few things online and they say 5 1/4 and 6x9? Dont want to take the door panels off just to tell what size speaker it takes. Thanks.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:27 AM   #35
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Went ahead and took the door panels off just for the reason of finding out what speakers there were and they are 6x8 front and rears.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:27 AM   #36
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I have a 2010 SE and I will say the stock spk. is decent. I really like the placement of the spk. in the front door. Perfect for a point source location. I too (like ChrissyL) changed them (fronts) out early on for some Boston Acoustics SX-85's. Absolutely no comparison. You have no idea how great these spks. sound. I have Sirius radio and the stock head unit drives the BA's just fine. Fantastic spks. and worth every penny IMO.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:15 AM   #37
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all i can add to this is the stock 6x8 (non audiophile) units are friggen tanks. i ahve beaten the snot out of mine badly for the last 8 years my car has existed. and they still havent given up. i'd like to build a 3 way component setup up front but use the stock door speakers for the mid low (they have a pretty good mid low in my mind.)
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:22 PM   #38
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So which speakers come in a stock zx5 with a blaupunk system?
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:30 PM   #39
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Wow, superbe stuff. Way more than basic listeners can handle or care about. But love the info.
Couple things, since you got/had all that set up, would love to see MB Quart coparo. Not surprised by the JBL manufacture, they've been doing it for ford for years. But do you have any idea how hard it is to get JBL auto speakers? Yes, easy w/ internet now. Ran a pair of JBL 6x9 3ways and a 8"pyle sub for years, and it sounded awsome. Bass heads thought I had 12"s in there, but clear.

So, I was thinking of snagging some of those ford audiophile components, but second guessing now.

Any thoughts... thanks
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Nicely done test! Graphs and all! Are those stock speakers the same as would be in my 04, ZX3, non blaupunkt non amp system? I did swap out to a brand new Kenwood Excellon head unit so I can add my amps and sub box. But right now, I am using the stock speakers and probably will till late July or so to install my system.
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