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Old March 3rd, 2005, 07:47 PM
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Christian Shea
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Tough Speaker Question

Ok, I have searched here and nothing has come up that is helpful expect that apparently a direct replacement is the clarion srr1615 speakers. What I wanted to do is buy 2 pairs of MB Quart PCE216. You can get them on ebay for about half the retail price and they are amazing speakers. That said after looking at the specs I have found a couple glaring issues. The Clarion is only 1 7/8" deep while the MB is close to 2 1/2". The Clarion has a diameter of 4 7/8" while the MB is 5 5/8". So heres the real question, is this possible to fit with such difference. I have no desire to hack apart the door but want some great speakers to be played loud. Any suggestions, ideas, or alternatives? Thanks in advance!

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 11:17 PM
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Adam Hairston
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Thats only a 5/8th's difference in depth. Cut a spacer out of MDF and paint it black. Cut your panel to the larger dia. and your set.

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Old March 4th, 2005, 09:41 AM
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Matthew Bremner
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I went with JBL's and they have been great. Have had them in for four years now and have not blown one. I did end up getting a new Clarion Head Unit and a Alpine 500 Watt amp to push the added 12' Sub that I installed with marine grade plexiglass and downfiring. It is an amazing setup but the sub has to be taken out when using the bench seat.

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Old March 4th, 2005, 02:04 PM
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I had MB DKE116 installed in the front doors without a problem. A spacer can be used for deeper speakers. I had marine Alpines in the rear where a 3/4 inch spacer was required. MB should have a website with depth and speaker spec.s.

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