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Hey, I'm new to the community, just got my 2005 Boxster. The right door seems to be making a rattling or blown out sound mainly on the bass frequencies. Weirdly enough, this didn't start after blasting some bass music, but after some mild music, out of nowhere really.
I'm wondering what I can do to fix it, or even replace it? I'd love to add some bass to this car, and was considering upgrading the subs anyways at one point. What do you guys think?
 

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My right bose woofer was bad on my '07, if you pushed the speaker cone by hand the magnet sounded crunchy. Ebay replacement from a dismantler was $30.
 

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I have the speaker plus package, not the Bose, but would it be similar?
 

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hi there - blown speakers are quite common on these cars esp. since stock speakers are well above 10 years now. There are quite a few threads on this.

Sometimes the damage is electrical or unseen (not just the moving diaphragm) and the trigger is not just loud music - although it can be sometimes! :)
 

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My amp went bad (much worse than what you're experiencing) so I decided to go with upgraded amp and head unit. Once those were in, it was apparent my passenger side woofer was intermittent. So I went with Audison woofers. Man, what a difference! All the other speakers are stock, but I could tune them for mid and highs which they're actually OK at. The Audison woofers just excel at pumping the bass- it's all crystal clear & tight.
That said, it turned out the stock speaker had a cold solder joint. Still have both; if you decide to replace with stock let me know.
 

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I have a different issue with the Bose system in my '07. The woofers are all fine, but the mid/tweeter speaker(s) in the driver's door is INOP. I haven't investigated whether it's the speaker(s), the wiring, or the amp yet.

Will report my findings after I look into it ...
 

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its good to get the assistance of a local audio specialist who can help swap parts and troubleshoot.
of course - support them with your business once detected :)
 

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Both non-Bose door speakers in my '06 "blew" and I replaced them w/ units from Suncoast. Not a difficult DIY job, just a little tedious.I don't recall there being much selection in upgraded aftermarket speakers due to fitment.
Between the cone and chassis is a foam diaphragm that allows the cone to move in and out, creating the sound waves. Over time that foam just deteriorates. I've replaced the drivers in an ancient pair of Cerwin Vega house speakers for the same reason.
 

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I'm probably going to go with stock for now, and am thinking of upgrading the woofers and amp. Everything else honestly runs good enough for me, just can’t be broken :)
The mids that you have, are they both working? if they aren't too used that could work better than getting replacements form the dealership!
 

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I'm a bit confused. The speakers I took out are woofers; they both work and are in great shape, but one lead needs to be re-soldered. As for my upgrade, I went with a JVC KW-V840BT head unit ($500), Hertz HMP4D amp ($320), and Audison Prima 8" woofers ($300). My installer, Audio Sensations, wired it all in using all the rest of my stock speakers and setup the crossovers and balanced the output levels. I did re-tweak it a bit to bring out the mid-range more and the sound is transformed from the stock setup.
BTW- I did start with the Sound Plus package (9 speaker?)
 
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