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How many of the OPs are still driving their Saabs!?? I haven't been on here's for a while, just bought#2, want to upgrade the sound but woud like to keep the original equipment in dash. Newbie to me is the '06 9-3 Arc vert. Any advice would be great! Going to search the forum for info as well but this thread came up first, and it's actually one of the things I was hoping to see!

Looking for best sounding speakers to use with OE that won't break the bank(purchasing the car already did! Lol) Focus music- EDM, house, rock(5FDP). Ok general all around but can handle bass lol.

Also, having a hard time finding much on this car, any quirks etc I should be aware of?

Thanks!!
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Ok! Let's see here.

Year/Model car: 1984 900 Turbo sedan
Head Unit: JVC
Amplifier: N/A
Speakers: Sony all around
Extra parts needed for fitting: wires, new screws, cutting rear shelf
Pros/Cons of setup: Better than the half dead stock audio! Rear speakers too heavy for flimsy cardboard rear shelf
Overall cost: $186

Year/Model car: 2002 9-5 Linear Sportcombi
Head Unit: JVC Double DIN
Amplifier: Kicker 500 watt
Speakers:
Dash: Pioneer
Doors: Alpines front, Pioneer rear
Subs: Rockford P1 x2
Extra parts needed for fitting: Steering wheel control adapter, wires, new battery, some modification for rear door speaker, some modification for amp to be hidden, Factory amp bypass
Pros/Cons of setup: My wagon is now a bass box, and it sounds so good. But...so much wiring!
Overall cost: $3734.83

Year/Model car: 2006 9-3 Aero SS
Head Unit: Factory ICM3
Amplifier: Factory/Alpine
Speakers:
Dash: Factory
Doors: Memphis Audio
Rear: Factory Pioneer
Sub: Memphis 10 inch
Extra parts needed for fitting: Transit Blu Bluetooth adaptor for handsfree calling and audio streaming, amp kit, low pass signal adaptor for RCA connection.
Pros/Cons of setup: Not super super powerful, but great low end, no steering wheel controls to change audio tracks when in BT
Overall cost: $742.14
 

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Year/Model car: Saab 9-3 2008 Convertible, Lynx Yellow
Head Unit: JVC KW-M560BT
Amplifier and Speakers: Stock (for now)
Extra parts needed for fitting: ProClip for Iphone
Pros/Cons of setup: Professional Set-Up (except for ProClip)
Overall cost: $1000


This is the first time I have posted, but I thought some here might be interested in my new investment for my Saab 9-3.

I had a JVC KW-M560BT professionally installed and then added a ProClip mount for my Iphone for Carplay.

I had cords, so I paper-crafted a little paper enclosure to hide them! (any other suggestions greatly appreciated).

Overall, I am quite happy with the set up!

David

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Year/Model car:
1999 Saab 9-3 convertible
Head Unit:
Kenwood DDX276BT
Amplifier:
Crunch GTRII-900.4 (highs)
Alphasonik v1800.1d (sub)
Speakers:
Hifonics Zeus Series 3.5" ZS35CX (dash)
Kicker 40CSS654 (front door)
Kicker 40CSS654 (rear side pillar)
2- 10" Rockford Fosgate P3D4-10
Ported box
Pros/Cons of setup:
Pros: Super clear, sounds much better than stock
Cons: Car is a convertible, so it's hard to keep the bass in when the top is up

Overall cost:
N/a, cause I'm always adding and changing stuff
 
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