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    Default i have a new pair of JBL GTO526e's

    that were given to me, still in the box ( BNIB as is )

    the question is B4 i take the door to bitz is, will they fit and will they sound better than the OEM speakers ( i presume they will )

    they are 45w 2 way 5 1/4 inch with a ' plus one ' cone , i think

    now , i have read a thread were the speaker diamiter is 165mm , now this seems quite large and is 6 1/2 inches ( aprox ) can anyone confirm this ?

    would i be better off getting some bigger/better ones ?,

    bearing in mind i'm on a budget, and not into advanced ICE

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    They probably will sound a little better, but the source electronics i.e. your radio will have more of a bearing. I would change the head unit first and see what the factory speakers sound like (probably pretty good). They are also too small and will need adaptors to fit.

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    thanks for the comment,

    but as mentioned, i aint into heavy ICE, the headunit is fine , and i would have to spend at least several hundred to buy anything better than it , and then i would have to buy speakers on top , not in the budget i'm afraid,

    most i'm gona spend is £100 on some budget speakers, but better than the OEM ones

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    I changed the head unit in my Astra and was perfectly happy with the sound from the factory speakers. The standard 16.5cm units have just enough bass to sound OK with a more powerful HU. I had hundreds of pounds worth of DLS speakers in my old Citroen and they didn't sound that much better than the Astra ones.

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    A m8 of mine's just got one of these for his car.... looks like a damn good all rounder..and the screen is watchable too....and it fits into a single din slot. i think youll find the oem speakins in the vec are pretty damn good when a decent set is pushing through them



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    thanks for the input ladz, but i'm after speakers

    not a head unit...

    i'm getting distortion and little clarity from my OEM ones, and feel i need to upgrade them to some decent budget ones

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    That could just be the factory head unit being pushed beyond it's limits and distorting, rather than the speakers. As I said, the standard speakers will go plenty loud and with good clarity with a decent source*. Try and borrow a head unit from a mate and experiment first.

    * see here, too http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showpo...3&postcount=10

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