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    Does upgrading your speakers in Dodge Magnum reallllly make a Difference.

    I have a 2005 Dodge MAgnum R/T with the 6 speaker system non-nagaivation. NOw this is the question, Does upgrading your speakers in Dodge Magnum reallllly make a Difference. I had a magnum back in 2005 with the naivation and the factory system was Great. It sounded like i had a boom box. I bought another magnum around 6 months ago (the one I have now) and it doesn't sound as good as the other magnum I had. I upgraded the radio and it sounds the same. WTF

    I just bought four 6"9 speaks (Kenwood KFC-6993PS 6x9in 5-Way Car Speakers - Kenwood KFC-6993PS 6x9 5-Way Speakers : Speakers | RadioShack.com). Havent installed it yet.


    What can I do to get my system to sound like the factory system I had before?

    Also, what kind of factory amp comes in my car and will it be better to just use my after market and by pass the factory amp.
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    Do u have the Boston acoustic system
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    I think it has a Boston acoustit system because it says it on the door
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    Buy a new deck. I had the Navigation system in mine ('05 R/T), and even just upgrading to a new deck made a HUGE difference. It sounded like a completely different system. The deck I installed was a Clarion MAX685BT....7" DVD Touchscreen.
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    What size are the stock speakers in the back of SXT mags? I have the 4 speaker system. Sounds great but i want to upgrade those rear speakers, then get a new deck also.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by Stormshadow757 View Post
    What size are the stock speakers in the back of SXT mags? I have the 4 speaker system. Sounds great but i want to upgrade those rear speakers, then get a new deck also.
    6x9's all the way around..
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    Bypass the factory amp when you replace that radio. It will make a huge difference. The door speakers only play bass up front right now in the Boston system. That means the new speakers will only do the same. So you are relying on a little 3.5" dash speaker to suplly all the highs and vocals. The amp is located in front of your legs on the drivers side below the steering wheel. Doesnt matter what speakers you put in the car if you are relying on the crap amp to drive them. I sell this stuff for a living and run into this all the time. Hope this helps.
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    the Boston system is real bass heavy. It gives the impression of a great sounding system, but when you start comparing it to a quality aftermarket system you will find the BA system very muddy. but that said, you are going to spend at least $1500 before you really start to hear a major improvement.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by igolo View Post
    6x9's all the way around..
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    IMO a good start is a good deck. That way you have a deck you can hook up the aftermarket amps to without too much work. Makes the factory speakers sound much better until you can upgrade the rest.
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    The stock system will never use the full range of those better speakers.
    I found this out the hard way. I upgraded the head unit last.
    What a difference!

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    anything will help. i started with the 6x9's and poof i have a hole new system. so beware of the mod. hit can hit hard like a rattle snake bite.
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    I have an 05 r/t with the boston acoustics sound system in it, there are good, but still paper speakers. I replaced the rear 6x9's with apline's, bypasses the factory amp and added an mtx thunder elite 200 watt amp. Also replaced the deck with a pioneer flip out dvd player, working to replace the remainder of the speakers, i think it is worth doing, just sayin!!!!!
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    I have already replaced my factory radio with a JVC single din nav. It still dosnt sound good. I havent put the new pioneer 6'9 in yet but I am confused, the factory amp is crap, I would think that it would push out more power then any fACTORY RADIO OR AFTERMARKET. CRAZY
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    The factory amp is crap. And remember, the way it crosses over the doors is the part that hurts you. Bypass bypass ....
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