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OEM Front speaker differences



MaxB

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio MK2 1.2 16v
Are there any differences between the front speakers in a sport and a non-sport Clio? I came across some ones from a guy who was breaking a 172 on eBay the other day and noticed how they were completely different to the ones in my non-sport and appeared to have bigger magnets. Also is there any difference in the rears either because my rears seem to be especially crap.
Cheers
 

Martin_172

ClioSport Club Member
the ones on the right are the ones you want, most that have the Cabasse auditorium seem to have those!
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MRBILLYUK

ClioSport Club Member
  FF Jeden Osiem Dwa
I know f**k all about speakers........ but i remember years ago one of my speakers in my full fat 172 went titsup. I bought one off eBay from a 172 cup and the speaker wasn't as good , it was alot lighter in weight. So there is a difference in whatever model of car you have.
 

MaxB

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio MK2 1.2 16v
I know f**k all about speakers........ but i remember years ago one of my speakers in my full fat 172 went titsup. I bought one off eBay from a 172 cup and the speaker wasn't as good , it was alot lighter in weight. So there is a difference in whatever model of car you have.
Ahhh okay thank you. As my car is only an expression then it probably has the worse ones
 

MaxB

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio MK2 1.2 16v
Do these look to be the Cabasse auditorium ones?
 

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MRBILLYUK

ClioSport Club Member
  FF Jeden Osiem Dwa
Do these look to be the Cabasse auditorium ones?
They don't look like the ones that Martin posted. To me they look like a cheaper speaker. But like I said , I know nothing other than my experience.
Maybe if you can get some from someone who is breaking a full fat 172 or 182 you'll get better quality speakers?
 

MaxB

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio MK2 1.2 16v
They don't look like the ones that Martin posted. To me they look like a cheaper speaker. But like I said , I know nothing other than my experience.
Maybe if you can get some from someone who is breaking a full fat 172 or 182 you'll get better quality speakers?
Yeah looking at them again they have quite a few subtle differences. There's literally one Cabasse one on eBay so that's irritating. I guess I might have to get a membership to get access to the for sale section
 

DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
I replaced mine with alpine SXE-1325S, they need lead adapters but are a direct fit
 

Brigsy

ClioSport Club Member
  Kangoo 172cup
The cabasse speakers are alright, but most are past their best now and the foam outer is crumbling. Last about 5 mins before the cone starts rattling.

Bosh some half decent aftermarket speakers in.
 

Martin_172

ClioSport Club Member
im not a fan of aftermarket unless you are replacing the head unit or amping them

over the years they were produced there seems to be about 10x different versions of speakers, small magnets, large magnets and a few different variances inbetween, the ones I posted above seem to be the best of the bunch that ive tested, and with a cabasse head unit sound fantastic if you want to stick to standard gear
 

MaxB

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio MK2 1.2 16v
The cabasse speakers are alright, but most are past their best now and the foam outer is crumbling. Last about 5 mins before the cone starts rattling.

Bosh some half decent aftermarket speakers in.
Okay thank you, I suppose they are all at least 14 years old now haha. My stock ones rattle and it drives me mad. Do you have any recommendations for aftermarket ones which are good value and will fit straight in the doors?
 

MaxB

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio MK2 1.2 16v
I replaced mine with alpine SXE-1325S, they need lead adapters but are a direct fit
I looked at those alpines a while ago, what are they like? Can you remove the tweeter from them or is it permanently fixed on the cones?
 

MaxB

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio MK2 1.2 16v
im not a fan of aftermarket unless you are replacing the head unit or amping them

over the years they were produced there seems to be about 10x different versions of speakers, small magnets, large magnets and a few different variances inbetween, the ones I posted above seem to be the best of the bunch that ive tested, and with a cabasse head unit sound fantastic if you want to stick to standard gear
Ahh that's good to know, thank you. I have a pretty high powered head unit (4x55w), do you reckon that would be able to drive a decent set of aftermarket ones?
 

DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
I looked at those alpines a while ago, what are they like? Can you remove the tweeter from them or is it permanently fixed on the cones?
They are probably quite good but I think the head unit is the limiting factor. Not sure about the tweeter
 

Martin_172

ClioSport Club Member
Okay that's good to hear, do you have any you recommend or have heard good of?

Ahh, do you know what power your head unit is?

sorry its years since ive played with aftermarket stuff, I used to use Pioneer as I had a large Pioneer car audio dealer near me and the stuff was very good but it was years ago and ive never tried any other brands so would be wrong for me to say just buy Pioneer lol
 

MaxB

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio MK2 1.2 16v
sorry its years since ive played with aftermarket stuff, I used to use Pioneer as I had a large Pioneer car audio dealer near me and the stuff was very good but it was years ago and ive never tried any other brands so would be wrong for me to say just buy Pioneer lol
No worries! Thanks for your help anyway. I've always heard good things of Pioneer so will give them a look
 

DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
I'm sure someone on here will know, they aren't great as standard though
 


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