R129 SL replacement speakers

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Hi everyone,

I don't have a Mercedes of my own ( yet! ), but have persuaded my Dad to join the Daimler Benz family and he is loving it. He is the proud owner of a 1994 R129 SL 320 in Blue Black. It is gorgeous, obviously. And I have had the pleasure of driving her twice. ( Roof up and roof down. )

There is a list of things that we want to do to bring her up to scratch and first to tackle is the non functioning speakers. I bought him some Alpine 16.5" speakers, thinking that they would fit, but learned that this wasn't the case when the door card was removed. So I called the local dealer and it was just as well that I was sitting down when he told me the price of replacements from Germany! Needless to say, I would rather try another avenue first.

Does anyone know of a replacement that will simply slot into place, using the existing securing holes? The OE ones don't look as though they are very good - the ones in his car are blown, so I don't know what they should sound like anyway.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks
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Hello and welcome,,one snag is the the speakers are a very low impedance mainly 1-2Ω
4Ω is the most common, and the power will be down on using this value. One answer is to change the speakers for the correct size and add an amp to it to compensate
 
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Thanks for the reply Television.

I don't think that he will be too bothered about sound quality ( it will mostly be radio 4 on *yawn* ). Mainly just want to get sound - just need to know what I can buy that will fit the holes without making elaborate brackets etc. I am hoping that there is a direct fit replacement out there.

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Just measure them and do a Web search and something will come up
 

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By the way they are 6½"
 

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