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Old 02 Aug 2016, 09:20 pm
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Default Pick-n-Pull and PT Audio

I have noticed quite a difference between the quality of various Chrysler/MOPAR factory speakers,/tweeters even from year to year. As such, I've taken to scrounging the local PnP lot for those marked "Premium" in 2003-05 whenever I find them. For some reason, they seem to just sound a little bit better.

I have also noticed that some of the head units are 'better' than others. For example, the 6-disc CD changer head unit in those model years is rated at 60 watts <1% harmonic distortion. While the single disc (RAZ) is 15 watts at 10%. I don't remember where I stumbled across these numbers, but am confident the 6-disc and Premium speakers makes a much sweeter sound than other combinations I've tried.

I also noticed the closed threads about the factory sub-woofer kits. Having purchased and installed two of these (2001 Ltd otherwise stock and 2005 Touring with the 6-disc), I have no regrets. They fill out the sound spectrum nicely when turned all the way down.

For what it's worth, I will continue to stock up on 'Premium' speakers just in case and grab good head units as they cross my path. Never can have too many spares.
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Old 03 Aug 2016, 09:56 am
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You can always find the "premium" speakers in 01-02 cars. In 03 the front door speakers dropped the premium name and used a smaller magnet. The rear speakers still had premium on them with a thinner but slightly larger diameter magnet. So there isn't likely much difference between the rear 01/02 speakers and the 03. But for sure you will hear a definite improvement by using the 01-02 premium speakers in your 03 and up car.

In 04 they cheapened the front door speakers further by using an even smaller magnet and a plastic frame instead of metal. I don't know about the rear speakers if they remained unchanged from 03 or not.

The "RBQ" 6 disc radio does have a really nice sound. There are two "RAZ" radios. The earlier one without RDS and the later one with RDS written on it. The with RDS model has really nice sound as well and I personally can't tell the difference between it and the "RBQ". One of the best sounding radios I have tried is an "RAH" single disc with mp3 reading capability. They sound amazing, but are super hard to find with the oval face that will fit in our 1st gen cars.

I too think the subwoofer sounds best at its lowest setting.
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Old 03 Aug 2016, 03:00 pm
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any 'touring edition' had the premium speaks up front. i swiped them for $5 each !
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Old 03 Aug 2016, 03:36 pm
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any 'touring edition' had the premium speaks up front. i swiped them for $5 each !
I don't know about that because I wouldn't consider the stock speakers in my Touring Edition "premium" in any sense of the word, they were pretty cheap with a plastic frame and a tiny magnet. I upgrded to the Kicker's and have a Cass subwoofer and all together, sound great, with the sub on a very low gain setting as it doesn't take much to add some bass.

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Old 03 Aug 2016, 03:37 pm
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Yep, there's a huge difference.

Here a photo of a 2001 Premium speakers I put in my 2005 GT. The Premium is on the left and the OEM 05 GT speaker in on the right. It was great to get that "thump" back down by my left leg.

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