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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:31 pm    Post subject: Distorting speakers Reply with quote

Anyone recommend a speaker replacement kit, or upgrade please?
997.1 non Bose. But like my tunes so would love to get a better sound.
I think they’re knackered as they distort really easily.

Having said that, getting a sports exhaust soon, so might not need any!!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure it is the speakers? AFAIK the usual source of distortion in these cars tends to be the amp side rather than the speakers.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have the ‘Sound Package Plus’? Amp in the frunk behind the toolkit trim? If so, they often go, this leads to sound problems.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this it?
I know zero about sound kit.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. It powers the bass speakers. They are awful and go easily. I've had mine fixed by Tore in Norway. Post it to him, send him money, he sends it back fixed with a nice warranty. Google him, something like "Tore Porsche Amp" and you will find him

Not saying it's definately that, might be worth asking a car audio shop to check it first.

Standard Speakers are actually pretty good, just underpowered.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks man, I’ll get on to it. worship
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for Tore, he is a forum sponsor and the main man. Cheaper than getting it done in the UK too.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After 5 years of owning my 997.1 S, do I now realise why my speakers sound quite decent with a good level of bass. Your posts have made it clear, that I have the Sound Package Plus system. Luckily, a former owner fitted a Dension link, so I'm able to put my media on an old Ipod to use in the car.

This is exactly why forums are so great and I've been an avid member of them for many years. Well done chaps and keep up the good work.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These details are not going to geek out over themselves now are they.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the amp isn't rated can't you just upgrade it?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great response from Tore. Sent instructions on how to diagnose if the amp is buggered, how to remove it and package up for repair.

Watch this space!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Money thrown at the crappy Porsche amps is money down the drain... there’s probably nothing wrong with your amp, but if you still have the pcm just replacing this will instantly make the system sound much better.
If you really want you can junk the amp and put a decent one in its place, no point throwing good money at a bad unit IMO
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
Money thrown at the crappy Porsche amps is money down the drain... there’s probably nothing wrong with your amp, but if you still have the pcm just replacing this will instantly make the system sound much better.
If you really want you can junk the amp and put a decent one in its place, no point throwing good money at a bad unit IMO


Once Tore has fixed it, he puts a 5 year warranty on it. They aren't "crappy", they just fail in a known way.

The problem with the "sound package plus" is the speakers are really quite good, but don't get enough power to really push the sub's properly.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What size are the large non bose drivers in the door ?...one of mine has blown so needs to be replaced
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody ?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

villaman wrote:
Anybody ?


Sorry dude, been away from here for a bit. I need to replace mine I think as the amp came back from Norway and the problem is still there.
When I take the speakers out, I’ll measure and let you know if you like.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Stoddy....I'd like to get the Audison 8" drivers for the door.
I brought these for my 987 but they were about 1/2 inch to big.
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