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MikeBasilico
02-10-2010, 11:19 AM
I believe I've blown my rear speakers (2003 GT cd/cass)

Whats the best bet, buy stock ones again or go aftermarket?

I was pleased with the quality of sound from the stocks, and I never REALLY cranked them (only a little) so idk how they blew. I'm afraid of buying stock and having them blow out again.
Any help would be...helpful

Thanks.

Laser57
02-10-2010, 11:27 AM
The rear speakers in mine were blown out when I bought my car. I replaced them with updated stock type Delco speakers and it sounds amazing. The origionals are prone to blowing out but the new ones fixed the problem. If you go with aftermarket speakers you will have to go through alot of extra work because of the 4 wire setup and the amplifier (I was considering it too). A lot of my friends have subs and aftermarket speakers in their cars and mine still keeps up pretty good. If you are interested I'll try to find the reciept from where I bought mine (I found them really cheap) but I know you can also get them from a dealer.

MikeBasilico
02-10-2010, 02:40 PM
How loud do you push them?

I have a part number (22698418) from gmpartsdirect.com for $35 each, are these the new ones?

I loved the sound, I wouldn't want anything louder, I just don't want to blow them again

Mattyj724
02-10-2010, 02:44 PM
i went with aftermarket alpines. mine sound fine. but i also have subs that handle the bass.. of the four wires i used the sub +- and left out the other two. the full range of sound still plays and it sounds really good... but like i said. my internal speakers play mostly highs and the 2 12's handle the bass

MikeBasilico
02-11-2010, 03:48 PM
So is that part number for the new model?

Laser57
02-13-2010, 04:30 PM
I push mine as loud as it will go all the time and I've had them in for about a year now and it is showing no sign of dammage. I was worried about the same thing, but the new models are extremely solid.

Laser57
02-13-2010, 04:36 PM
This is the web site to where I bought mine at. If you check out the site it explains the updated materials and all that good stuff.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-GM-Rear-Speaker-01-05-Grand-Am-MONSOON-22698418_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem518f295813QQit emZ350294202387QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo

IanGT99
02-15-2010, 10:35 AM
The improvement in sound quality with a stock HU doesn't really justify doing all the extra wiring work for aftermarkets IMO. It's not too difficult, but it's still extra steps in the process. You could put in Alpines or Infinity's or some other brand, but it won't be astronomically better. With no subs and a stock HU, I'd just replace them with stock monsoon speakers seeing how you were satisfied with the sound when they were working properly. Check in the For Sale section. I'm positive someone has a set that aren't beaten and in good shape for much cheaper than you can get a new set from GM.

Rainbow1616
03-19-2010, 09:14 AM
This is the web site to where I bought mine at. If you check out the site it explains the updated materials and all that good stuff.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-GM-Rear-Speaker-01-05-Grand-Am-MONSOON-22698418_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem518f295813QQit emZ350294202387QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo

Why would anyone want to buy them from there? They are half the price through GM??? Same speaker same part number.

On ebay they are 59.95 ea,
On GM parts direct they are 34.83 ea?

If you order through your dealer you can save the shipping and most will come close to the GM parts direct price.