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440 1995 Q: Speaker size

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Skinkehunden
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440 1995 Q: Speaker size

Post by Skinkehunden »

This is more of a question rather than a problem.

My 440 has original Volvo speakers installed in the front and a couple of Philips speakers in the rear. I've only had the car for a couple of days now, and I was starting to think about my 440 summer-project. I think it would be upgrading the stereo to something better. Now I've been looking in my Haynes manual and to my surprise I found out that some high spec'ed 440 came with a 6-speaker configuration.

So here's my questions:

1. Does anyone have any further info on this 6-speaker configuration?
2. The rear speaker size is Ø 130mm, but what about the front?
skinkehunden
Current: Volvo S60 T5 2005 150.000 km on the clock.
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Re: 440 1995 Q: Speaker size

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We, here in the states, don't have that model available to us. I'm guessing that's why you're not hearing any response.
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Re: 440 1995 Q: Speaker size

Post by billofdurham »

Skinkehunden, welcome to Matthew's Volvo Site.

We here in the UK do have that model.

The major drawback to putting in the 6 speaker system is speakers 5 an 6 are tweeters mounted in the windscreen pillars. Some of the technical papers say it is very difficult to get them in without removing the windscreen.

As to the front speaker sizes, I haven't yet found a size but looking at parts lists they are slightly smaller than the rear.

Bill
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1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
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Skinkehunden
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Re: 440 1995 Q: Speaker size

Post by Skinkehunden »

Bill: Ahhh, I wondered where the fifth and sixth speakers went :)
Regarding the front-speaker size, I found the answer myself late last night and the answer is 130mm (same as the rear) at least for the '94 models and onwards.

By any chance do you know who manufactures the original speakers?
skinkehunden
Current: Volvo S60 T5 2005 150.000 km on the clock.
Previous:
- Volvo Volvo S60 2.4 2006 with 204.201 km on the clock.
- Volvo 440 Pacific 1.8 1995 with 258.197 km on the clock.
- Volvo 440DL 1.8 1992 with 268.500 km on the clock.
- Ford Escort 1.3 1977 with 64.000 km on the clock.
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Re: 440 1995 Q: Speaker size

Post by billofdurham »

I also found out late last night that they are 130mm. They look smaller in the diagram I have.

For the six speaker set-up, Blaupunkt. For the other set-up, I can't find that yet but am still looking.

Bill.
Work was good - retirement is better.

1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
1995 Peugeot Boxer 2.5Tdi Autosleeper.
Previously:
1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.
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