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Replacement Speakers
Apr 30th, 2020 at 4:43pm
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(feeling inspired by all the work Patrick has been doing along with his shared documentation - here is my small contribution)

Anyone that has researched available speakers for your 944 has found that most documented options are outdated and/or no longer available.

Looking to keep the original look without going the amp, subwoofer and mega wattage route –
my selection/purchase came down to two sets of speakers:
- Infinity REF-6432cfx  (top mount depth 45 mm)
- RetroSound R-463N  (top mount depth 34.5 mm)

With available door depth of about 1 1/2" or 38 mm from door frame to the window guide on any car with power windows, I attempted installation of each speaker.

The Infinity speaker required spacers between the door frame and the speaker due to the depth and also produced a gap between the door card and the original speaker cover while the RetroSound did not.

Since both speakers were an upgrade from the originals and I was happy enough with the sound, the decision was made to install the RetroSounds in the front and the Infinity's in the back.

The attached PDF file includes pictures of the door installation.

To keep related threads together and give credit to others research/experiences, here are links that helped me:
(thanks to Dave W, Anchor, T_Ryan, Patrick and SactoJohn)

https://www.944online.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1490994507

https://www.944online.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1585084594
  

RetroSound_R463N.pdf ( 621 KB | 9 Downloads )

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Re: Replacement Speakers
Reply #1 - Apr 30th, 2020 at 6:33pm
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You actually motivated me to look into these so thanks back!
  

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Re: Replacement Speakers
Reply #2 - May 2nd, 2020 at 9:20pm
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Here is a side-by-side comparison of the speakers:

   Original  /  RetroSound   /   Infinity

The tabs on the original are slightly higher than the RetroSound.
That was the reason I moved the bushing from behind the speaker to the front for the installation.
  

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