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I've got an '06 9-5 Sport without Navigation. One of my rear deck speakers is blown, and I'd like to replace it with a direct fit - which I belive are 6x9's.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

I've searched on here, but I don't know the differences in the sizes and years to base a purchase on the previous posts I've read. Also, I don't know if the 9-3 and 9-5 have the same OHM and size speakers in the deck. Thanks
 

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paper cones aren't all that bad, but the paper surrounds are junk.

If all that is wrong with your speakers is the surrounds torn then I'd put new surrounds on them.

you can buy them lots of places, I got mine here:

http://www.speakerworks.com/6_by_9_inch_speaker_repair_kit_p/swk69a.htm

If you smoked the voice coil this won't help you, but the vast majority of speaker failures are surround rips/tears
 

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Thanks for both suggestions. I thought about repairing the speaker, but buying a used one is much less work and only $30 more.

However, I do like the idea of upgrading them while I'm back there.
I see that most upgrade them with 2 and 3 way speakers, so they are no longer just subs. How does this work out with the sound clarity and balance?

If I don't go with the stock speaker, I've seen a recommendation on here for both of these. Maybe an upgrade is the way to go, since I might keep the 9-5 a while.

- Infinity Kappa 6929i 2 way



- Infinity Reference 9632cf 2 way
 

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if you put a 2-way or 3-way speaker in the back, the extra stuff is just added weight. There is a crossover in the amp that filters out all but the bass that goes to those speakers.

When my son fried the VC's in his rear deck speakers I bought a used set of pioneer 6x9 speakers on line that had blown tweeters in them and just took the tweeters off. They're 4-ohm loads and not the 2-ohm loads that the amp expects so they're not quite as loud but other than that they fit and work fine
 

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if you put a 2-way or 3-way speaker in the back, the extra stuff is just added weight. There is a crossover in the amp that filters out all but the bass that goes to those speakers.

When my son fried the VC's in his rear deck speakers I bought a used set of pioneer 6x9 speakers on line that had blown tweeters in them and just took the tweeters off. They're 4-ohm loads and not the 2-ohm loads that the amp expects so they're not quite as loud but other than that they fit and work fine
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paper cones aren't all that bad, but the paper surrounds are junk.

If all that is wrong with your speakers is the surrounds torn then I'd put new surrounds on them.

you can buy them lots of places, I got mine here:

http://www.speakerworks.com/6_by_9_inch_speaker_repair_kit_p/swk69a.htm

If you smoked the voice coil this won't help you, but the vast majority of speaker failures are surround rips/tears
Was it hard to do the swap? I look at mine today, and I noticed the outer edge of where the paper surround sits is very narrow, seems like it would be difficult to glue anything to there. I take it the speaker works just fine with the foam surround as opposed to the paper one?
 

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Was it hard to do the swap? I look at mine today, and I noticed the outer edge of where the paper surround sits is very narrow, seems like it would be difficult to glue anything to there. I take it the speaker works just fine with the foam surround as opposed to the paper one?
Here's a video I did about replacing the speakers.
 

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Was it hard to do the swap? I look at mine today, and I noticed the outer edge of where the paper surround sits is very narrow, seems like it would be difficult to glue anything to there. I take it the speaker works just fine with the foam surround as opposed to the paper one?
I replaced the speaker entirely with a higher quality sounding speaker. It's not hard to do the foam surround swap, but I figured after all these years the paper would be getting pretty brittle, so I opted to just upgrade instead and haven't looked back since.
 

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Was it hard to do the swap? I look at mine today, and I noticed the outer edge of where the paper surround sits is very narrow, seems like it would be difficult to glue anything to there. I take it the speaker works just fine with the foam surround as opposed to the paper one?
I ended up replacing the surround about a month back. Total costs to me was less than 5 bucks. Three bucks for the surround itself, and 2 bucks for a small tube of aleene's tacky glue from walmart. It was actually really easy to do. There is a plastic retainer that sits above the old surround that you have to gently pry off and clean. This reveals a generous amount of space to glue in the new surround. Old surround was made out of paper and was extremely tattered. I cut it off as close to the cone as I could, and then used the scalpel to scrape off the old surround from the cone. Then I glued and set the new surround into the correct spot, and placed a book on top to keep pressure. Its been working fine ever since.

I'd say it was an easy job. If I ever end up doing the other speaker I will take some pictures for you guys.
 
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