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I'm new to Subaru and to this forum. I am replacing my coaxial speakers with Polk DB651 and considering repair of McIntosh originals. @botenredwolf, do you have a recommendation for a replacement for the rear 6x9?
Thank you for your Forum posts. They have been a great help.


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if you're considering the trouble and cost of repairing the mcintosh originals, any of them, you might as well repair all of them, front, rear, 6x9 IMO

the system is rigged for 8ohm speakers, not 4ohm like most aftermarket, and this will cause issues when mixing and matching aftermarket gear.

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Repairing all of the speakers is the plan. While they are out, I would still like to use the system.
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How about:
Rockville RVL69W Competition 6x9 300W Peak / 150W RMS woofer
6 x 9" Single Voice Coil 4 Ohm subwoofer
Double 60oz. Double Stacked Magnet Structure
2" High Temperature Voice Coil
Frequency Response: 50Hz-8KHz
Sensitivity: 92db @ 1W/1M
Mounting Depth 4-3/4"
Butyl Rubber Surround
Non-pressed Paper Cone
Cutout diameter: 8.9" x 6.1"

Specifications:

  • Application: 6x9" Midrange Speaker
  • Basket Type: Open, Expanded Aluminium Basket
  • Dustcap: Phase Plug Bullet
  • 2" High Temperature TIL + CCAW Voice Coil
  • Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Overall Depth: 4.8inch / 122mm
  • Mounting Depth: 4.57inch / 116mm
  • TS Parameters:
  • Revc: 3.2 Ohm
  • SPL: 85.1 dB
  • Fo: 52.3 Hz
  • Vas: 9.966 Ltr
  • Cms: 151.653u M/N
  • Md: 50 g
  • Krm: 1.010K uOhm
  • BL: 9.713 Tm
  • Erm: 0.993
  • Qms: 4.067
  • Mms: 61.167 g
  • Qes: 0.681
  • Mmd: 59.353 Kg
  • Qts: 0.584
  • Kxm: 31.844 mH
  • No.: 0.202 %
  • Exm: 0.65
  • Rms: "4.938" kg/s
  • Piston Diameter: (Oval) 201.5 x 136 mm
  • Le:1.518 mh
  • Vd: 150.584 cu. cm
  • Sd: 21.512 sq. cm

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Door speakers are installed. Rear 6x9 is ok.
Now to repair McIntosh speakers.
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Door speakers are installed. Rear 6x9 is ok.
Now to repair McIntosh speakers.
Have you run into issues with installing 4ohm speakers?
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Have you run into issues with installing 4ohm speakers?

I missed this thread. Quoted text is likely the most important to mind.


The amplifier uses IC's for the actual amplification, and they're rated for 8, 4, and 2 ohm loads, at various voltages. I have run the McAmp on 4-ohm mains, front and rear, and a 2-ohm subwoofer, basically halving the impedance of every driver. The only thing I noticed is some extra heat. Surprisingly enough the factory fuses stayed intact.


If you're sticking with the McAmp, keep the rear 6x9. If you change amps, change the rear woofer or you'll cook/distort the **** out of it. It's a picky, hypersensitive creature. I have no experience with Rockville yet, but I've heard that if output is your primary concern, they're good for the cost.


The Polk speakers will do you good for mains. If installed properly, they'll create enough bottom end to take over for the rear 6x9 if you switch amplifiers to, say, a 4-ch amp (can be integrated into the McIntosh head unit/factory stuff fairly easily).

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I missed this thread. Quoted text is likely the most important to mind.


The amplifier uses IC's for the actual amplification, and they're rated for 8, 4, and 2 ohm loads, at various voltages. I have run the McAmp on 4-ohm mains, front and rear, and a 2-ohm subwoofer, basically halving the impedance of every driver. The only thing I noticed is some extra heat. Surprisingly enough the factory fuses stayed intact.


If you're sticking with the McAmp, keep the rear 6x9. If you change amps, change the rear woofer or you'll cook/distort the **** out of it. It's a picky, hypersensitive creature. I have no experience with Rockville yet, but I've heard that if output is your primary concern, they're good for the cost.


The Polk speakers will do you good for mains. If installed properly, they'll create enough bottom end to take over for the rear 6x9 if you switch amplifiers to, say, a 4-ch amp (can be integrated into the McIntosh head unit/factory stuff fairly easily).
I just installed some new 4ohm Pioneer speakers and other then to volume being more sensitive, they sound great! The bass is enough that its drown out the 6x9 a bit. They were 45$ a pair on amazon
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