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julian
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w123 original speaker sizes

Post by julian » Wed 02 Nov, 2011 8:37 pm

Hi everyone.
Does any fine member have the specs for the original speakers fitted to the w123 sedans?
What size are they front and rear. What is their power rating and what impedance are they?

Just thinking ahead to perhaps fitting new speakers in the factory spaces.

Thanks all.
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Re: w123 original speaker sizes

Post by MR300TD » Wed 02 Nov, 2011 8:48 pm

I replaced the front speakers in my W123 with these.

http://www.ryda.com.au/Sony-XS-GTF1027- ... tf1027.htm

They fit nicely and the difference in sound is great.

I am running these from a modern head unit.
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Re: w123 original speaker sizes

Post by julian » Wed 02 Nov, 2011 10:45 pm

Any trimming involved or just a basic relocation of screws?

What about rears are they also 4"?
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Re: w123 original speaker sizes

Post by MR300TD » Thu 03 Nov, 2011 7:41 am

They pretty much go straight in, the only issue is that the screw holes don't line up the same. No need to do any trimming

I have a Wagon and the rear speakers were also 4", which i replaced as well. I don't know what size the rear speakers in a sedan are.
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1980 W123 300TD - Auto - 526000 kms and getting better everyday.. (AUS)
1985 w123 230TE - Auto - 486300 kms, Saved by Me (Aus) (now sold)

1985 W123 300TD - Auto - The one I had to leave behind... (Sold UK)
1983 W123 300TD - 5 Speed Manual + every extra under the sun ... (Sold UK)
1983 W123 230TE - Auto - The parts car... (Sold UK)
1983 W123 230TE - Auto - My first W123 (Sold UK)

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Re: w123 original speaker sizes

Post by Ivanerrol » Thu 03 Nov, 2011 10:15 am

If they are anything like the speakers in the W124 then they are an odd size.
Not your standard 3,4,5 or 6 inch sizes.
They are measured in metric rather than inches and are generally 6 ohms rather than 4 or 8.

The OEM speakers are a reasonable quality - for the time of origin. Speaker technology has far exceed that era.
The OEM speakers are also of low wattage and it's easy to overdrive them with even el cheapo modern head units.
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Re: w123 original speaker sizes

Post by MrZ32 » Sun 06 Nov, 2011 4:53 pm

i just recently replace my speakers... 4" in the front & 5'" (they are actually 5 1/4" but everyone calls them 5")... replaces them with apline 's line' 2 way.. sound fantastic and can be driven as hard as you want.

I am also about to take delivery of a pioneer underseat self powered subwoofer (with remote gain and phase control) to add a little bit more of a rounded sound without changing the look of the current setup.

the underseats do not have the same 'doof' of a normal sub/enclosure but that was not what I was after, rather just some of those tones that a 4" was never designed to produce

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