I posted earlier asking about recommended speaker sizes to replace the blown speakers in my daughter’s S70 and the response was pretty much crickets. I had to make a couple of trips to the local Pick & Pull for some other parts so I tried to pull the speakers from a donor S70 while I was there but they were rotted as well. The foam on the edges of the cones had basically turned to dust on all of them in the lot. I pulled a speaker for each door and a rear deck speaker anyway, I think the Pick & Pull just gave them to me or charged very little for them since they were bad anyway and I was buying a bunch of other stuff. I figured having them would let me experiment on fitting other speakers into the frames.
S70 speakers demystified.
The modification I performed on the stock dash tweeters would apply for the other speakers in the Volvo that have a tweeter with a (electrolytic) capacitor as a high-pass filter. This is also very commonly found on coaxial speakers (such as my old Infinity 5012i set), and this modification would also apply to those as well.
This modification results in better treble response as well as improved clarity from the tweeters. The method of performing this modification is removing the dash tweeter, cutting out the old capacitor and replacing it with a film-based capacitor which is by far a lot better (more linear) than the Bi-Polar capacitor that was used on the tweeter.
Simple Volvo Tweeter Modification
In this post we discuss the volvo speaker magnet.
Every audio speaker has a speaker magnet in it. From subwoofers to iPod headphones, magnets provide the motive force that makes speakers move. Read on to understand more about your Volvo dash speaker and its speaker magnet.
MVS Forum Member volksy asks:
I was just parking up my ’94 850 2.0 20v Estate the other wekk, when a piece fell off from under the dash, Its a small round metal disc about half an inch thick and is magnetic. Any Ideas?
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Check out our guide on replacing your volvo speakers
Premium Volvo speakers will no doubt enhance your overall enjoyment. The speakers in the all new XC90 are no exception. The high-end audio experience centers around a 1,400-watt Harman Class D amplifier and 19 individual speakers, serving as a significant upgrade over the optional 650-watt Volvo Premium Sound System available in the current-generation XC90.
The low-distortion speakers include no less than seven one-inch aluminum tweeters, each paired with a three- or four-inch midrange speaker with Bowers & Wilkins’ characteristic Kevlar cone visible behind the cover. Pairs of 6.5- and eight-inch woofers help fill out the low end, while a ten-inch air-ventilated subwoofer completes the package.
The subwoofer design is claimed to be a potential first in the industry, integrating the speaker into the body of the car rather than containing it in a freestanding box that is bolted to it. The approach is said to improve performance at the extreme low end, all the way down to the bottom of the human hearing range around 20 Hz.
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