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Component speakers?

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so i have the stock bose speakers in my car and they are starting to get to me. they just cant handle the highs at all...i have 2 jlaudio wo 12inch powered by a jx500 in the back and want to get a component system to compliment. i was calrity at a loud volume. what you guys think?
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Bose car audio is all hype - nothing more special in these speakers or components than in any mid-00's and up car. The engineering comes in where the crossover points are set internally in the amp, and the time spent in tuning each stereo to each model - working out cancellation, phasing, etc. Bose makes some pretty great stuff, but honestly it's a LOT about the marketing.

The funny thing about GM is that the Bose systems have odd impedances (relatively speaking), which makes plug-n-play difficult. If you wanted to just replace the speakers, you could - but you still need a crossover (comes with virtually any component set) and you'd actually lose volume, depending on the speaker. To the best of my knowledge these midranges are 2 ohm, and virtually ALL component sets (with a few exceptions) are 4 ohm - so you'd need something with a sensitivity higher than probably 91 or 92 db just to have the same volume. The sound quality would be much better, even with cheapo aftermarket speakers.

We need more info - what's your budget, what's your goal?

Also, unrelated to topic, I grew up in Pineville. From birth till about 12 years old, so 80's timeframe. Haven't been back in 20 years, but yeah... My old stomping grounds. Lived on Morrow Ave.
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Fwiw, I'm sure a lot of people are really happy with the Bose system in their Caddy's. I'm kinda particular, I guess, and hanging out with a bunch of car audio guys has made it worse for me, lol.
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