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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing Front or Rear Speakers 1st?

First of all, HI been a LONG time since I've been here. lol

anyways, I am replacing my speakers once again due to them going out. unfortunately, i can only replace one set of them (buying Focal Auditors). so which would be better to replace first, the fronts? or rears?

I also read that some people just disconnected the rears entirely...who's done this? do you like it? ANY input in a timely manner would be appreciated.

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If you have and 07 up and want your chimes to work you'll need to replace front first.

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i don't care about my chimes working just bc my fronts are still in "good" condition.

I initially wanted the rears replaced but did a little research and that's what i found. okay, just wanted to get a better input from other cobalters before i made a final decision.

Yeah at the time i had no sound coming from the rear but then soon after, the fronts started going out too. Just my luck. so now i was faced with which pair to replace, NOW i got it and gonna go with doing the fronts first. plus their a little less expensive.


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I would replace the rears first as that is where most of the sound is coming from. I recently replace my entire system and the rear speakers provide the majority of my sound and volume.

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Yes, definitely the rears first. Being 6x9s, they carry the majority of the sound. The front speakers help, but they are pointed at your legs, while the rears shoot into the hatch, and bounce off and go directly to your ears.

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