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    99 STS Bose speakers distortion

    I have 99 Seville STS with factory installed Bose system. I"ve read posts for 2 days now. I have distortion from the dash speakers. When I fade to the rear only, it sounds good so I just keep it faded to the rear. I contacted Bose and they will sell me the 3 dash speakers for $40 each. I don't mind spending $120 if it fixes it. Before I order them, could the problem be from something else?

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    Re: 99 STS Bose speakers distortion

    1999 - The chances are good to excellent that the cones and surrounds are shot. That's a speaker problem, not an electrical problem.

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    Re: 99 STS Bose speakers distortion

    Sounds like bad speakers to me too....Have you looked on eBay? You may be able to find a better deal than that but $40 a piece for new ones doesn't sound too bad actually.
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    Re: 99 STS Bose speakers distortion

    Check if Infinity makes the size you need, they'll match up to the factory Bose amps and will be alot better than the paper cone crap

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    Re: 99 STS Bose speakers distortion

    Thank you for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentm
    Check if Infinity makes the size you need, they'll match up to the factory Bose amps and will be alot better than the paper cone crap
    Not ALL Infinity's will be the correct impedance, but IIRC the Reference series has some low impedance options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtc View Post

    Not ALL Infinity's will be the correct impedance, but IIRC the Reference series has some low impedance options.
    Which is what i put in my Eldo all the way around, and was referring to, i'd like to try the Kappa line, but too pricey

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    Re: 99 STS Bose speakers distortion

    Quote Originally Posted by vincentm View Post
    Which is whst i put in my Eldo all the way around, and was referring to, i'd like to try the Kappa line, but too pricey
    A friend of mine used to have some Kappa Perfect 10's in his car...Real nice sounding speakers
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    Re: 99 STS Bose speakers distortion

    I replaced the 3 dash speakers direct from Bose. $126.60 was total including shipping. It sounds great now! Patty Bollack at Bose was a big help. Her direct line is 508-766-9522.

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    99 has dash and door or no door? I agree getting speakers as close to your face as possible but am not sure if dash depth has enough volume for good speaker size.

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    Re: 99 STS Bose speakers distortion

    Dash and door. The dash speakers are tweeters. 8 speakers in all. Plenty of stereo for a 52 year old man such as myself.

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