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Afternoon all, Just wondering who else thinks the standard 75 speakers are not that good. I was thinking of changing them, what make have you all
change to (Kenwood, JBL etc) and what's the size for front & rear.
 

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Hi gerryt

I have heard it said that buy installing one of theses "SLE - Symphony Loudness Enabler, get more bass from your Symphony/Alpine radio" from
http://www.r75-parts.de/en/sle/index.php will make a big diffrence to teh sound. I belive MikeM ( If MikeM Remembers) or someone might have one fitted so wait for them to turn up :D
 

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I posted something about this a while ago. The combination of the speakers and the CD80 unit in some facelift models (including my 2004 Conn SE) is a particularly bad system.

I don't know whether the speakers have always been low quality or if they were the subject of a cost cutting exercise somewhere along the way.

There is a detailed "how to" on here somewhere for changing the door speakers. Not a quick job by all accounts!
 

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Ahem, if you check out the ICE section on the club web site then you will get a bit of info on the speakers installed as standard.

Might be a good idea to delve into this area in a bit more detail though!
 

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There's nothing on the website about the CD80 CD/radio unit or the speakers that were fitted at that time in the 75's history.
Were they downgraded at any point?
 

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16.5cm or 17cm speakers with 25mm tweeters

The main problem with the standard stuff is the head unit. The OEM speakers (Crap Goodmans ones) do make a big difference but not as much as changing the headunit.
 

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I've just noticed from browsing other areas of this site that the CD80 is fitted in the Cityrover.
So my car that had a list price of something like £25000 has the same stereo as a £5000 car.
I feel slightly cheated now.

Still love the 75 though and when I get round to putting a decent sound system in she'll be perfect.
 

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The standard fit kenwood is absolute junk so to are the speakers and also the speaker mounts too!
I went for a near top of range Kenwood HU (so no problems with steering wheel controls and conected to the std kenwood disc changer) and exchanged front speakers with infinitey 16.5 with seperate tweeters and crossover.I mounted them on 25mm MDF and baffled the door skins with sound dedeadning. i uprated the rear door speakers. also fitted 10" boxed sub woofer in boot.the front speakers are now driven by an Amp.The rear speakers are from the HU,the sub has it's own Amp. I know this all sounds chav! but i like reasonable sound quality and found the std set up alfull.
 

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Hi,
I found standard set up pretty rubbish, swapped head unit for aftermarket Sony and the sound instantly improved. The standard speakers are OK but do not handle bass very well. A local stereo specialist suggested fitting a small amp and sub to handle bass then filter bass away from door speakers. After doing this the sound was transformed, crystal clear sound even at high volume with no distortion and good bass through the small sub fitted in space at side of rear load bay of my estate.
All in cost about £400 not cheap but I do like listening to my music once the rest of the family have been dropped off by the Dad taxi !!!
 

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If you are fitting amps, or more powerfull headunits, and still using the standard speakers then you really are not gettting the best from it. The standard speakers are mounted so that they use the door cards are as resonance chamber (the box the speaker sit's in). More power means that the door cards just rattle more giving terrible bass.

You really need to do what me and Andytlman has done and mount the speakers in a MDF frame and then open up the plastic membrane behind the speaker magnets so that you use the metal door skin, and not the door cards, as the resonance chamber.

If you can also put Dynomat on the inner skin of the metal door for even better results.

Almost any make of headunit can be made to work with the steering wheel controls (i Have Pioneer) so don't worry about that. www.incartec.co.uk can sort you out for about £40 and only a couple of wires to connect.
 

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I understand the final batch of 75s and ZTs to roll off the Longbridge production lines after the collapse of MG Rover were fitted with a combination of Land Rover and MINI speakers.

Does anyone know which manufacturers supply Land Rover and MINI ?
 
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