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It's time to bid adieu to my factory system. The factory Bose system is respectable, but I feel it is not as great as the people that get in my car and see the BOSE emblem on every door think it is.
Bose is a 50+ year old American based company that has worked hard on that brand recognition. They do make some cool stuff so I let most of the people believe what they were trained to believe about Bose. It did take hours on the highway listening to loud ass trap music sprinkled with some Drake, but these speakers did warm up a little after breaking them in. The mids and highs really come to life if you remove the whole interior .
Not many places on the interwebs have any information for speakers in any 2011+ Regal. So hopefully someone (now) finds this information useful. If not,,, the 3rd owner of your Regal will when IntelliLink/OnStar/Bluetooth/4G LTE garbage is all outdated.
These are the speakers I removed from my 2014 Regal GS with the 9 speaker BOSE system.
....Center & Tweets.......Front Door.......Rear Door.......Rear Deck/Parcel Shelf....
The rear deck speakers are 6" x 9" subwoofers. They weren't labeled so I measured them. The left 6x9 was 2.1Ω and the right was 2Ω. So the court rules these as 2Ω speakers.
The rear door speakers are a C-hair over 6". These are a full range speaker .... 3.6Ω ...That's different (just wait).
The front door speaker is a 6½". I would put this speaker in the midbass category. It acts like a component set with the tweeter near the A-pillar but has no crossover and is wired directly to the amp in the trunk. 1.8Ω, neat!
Finally a 4Ω speaker.. This is the 1" tweeter that hides inside the pod near your side mirrors. After you pull the pod away from the door you can pop this little sucker out with plastic trim tools or a small screwdriver.
This is by far the most impressive speaker in the whole car. I'd have to test it, but this is probably a full range speaker that is filtered by the amp. Even at 3½" this center channel speaker probably weighs more than one of the 6x9's..... 3.35Ω , I have never seen that before.
If you're going to replace the door speakers in this car invest in some speaker spacers/trim rings and some foam baffles/speaker protectors.
The trim rings go between the speaker and the door when you mount the speaker. They will keep the huge magnet/motor on your new speaker from hitting the glass when you roll down the window.
The door speakers are kinda open to the elements. They DEFINITELY get wet. Any rain or pressure washer spray that gets between the side glass and it's weather stripping goes directly inside the door and out the two little drains on the bottom of each door. It's more water than you probably think.... The baffles go behind the speaker (inside the door) to protect the back of the speaker... If you like to use the door as an enclosure for your installs you can cut one of the baffles in half and use it on just the top of the speaker. It will keep water from dripping directly on your new speakers.
I should probably leave these here also..
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