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Old 07-23-2012, 03:13 PM   #11
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The wires are all a unique color / stripe and the OEM speakers have a + and - marked on each spade connector.
I just marked each wire that I took off the + connector with a piece of tape.

Yep, the OEM speakers are 4 ohm also.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:16 PM   #12
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The wires are all a unique color / stripe and the OEM speakers have a + and - marked on each spade connector.
I just marked each wire that I took off the + connector with a piece of tape.

Yep, the OEM speakers are 4 ohm also.
Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:51 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the feedback. I will definately be ordering enough to replace all the cheap speakers that came with the unit.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #14
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I just took delivery on a 2013 Jayco Eagle 33.5QBDS a couple of weeks ago and was amazed that Jayco is still putting Mickey Mouse $4 Quest QX3 speakers in the ceiling.

I finely was able to pull the grill off one of these --- not an easy task for those of us with some arthritis in our hands, thought I was going to pull the ceiling down it came off so hard.

Anyway, after pulling the speaker and checking the cutout dimensions it looks like I can fit in Polk Audio DB651 speakers that Amazon has a good buy on at $57.87 a pair shipped.
Most of the reviews are pretty good on these.

Would there be any advantage in slitting the fiberglass insulation above the speakers and work it to the sides around the speakers to give them a little more open working space? I would think that the insulation laying directly on the rear of the speakers would muddy the bass somewhat.

Hello....just to be sure....are these the speakers you used? http://www.polkaudio.com/products/db651
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:36 PM   #15
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Hello....just to be sure....are these the speakers you used? http://www.polkaudio.com/products/db651
Yep --- they are, Amazon has them --- $57 for a pair and free shipping if you have a Prime Membership.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:32 PM   #16
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I may be adding the speakers to my Christmas list.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:50 AM   #17
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Yep --- they are, Amazon has them --- $57 for a pair and free shipping if you have a Prime Membership.
I ordered mine from Amazon and got free shipping and I do not have the Prime Membership. May just be a current promotion...dunno. BUT they are a whole lot better than the MagnaDynes that I took out. Only thing I wish I had of done before I installed them was spray paint the silver cover white before I put them up. Also I had to trim out the laun a little bit for them to fit properly but the backing board had a large enough opening.

I did not soldier the original wires to the new speakers. I happened to be near a Best Buy store and went in to see if they had the proper connections. The Geek guy asked if the wires came with the ones I bought and I told him that they did not. He said that they come with the speakers they install and they just throw them away. He went back in the shop and got me four connectors out of the trash and gave then to me free of charge. I just used butt connectors to connect the original wire to the wires on the connectors that he gave me. Easy Peasy....:-)
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:40 PM   #18
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Hi rbrumfield.
I just sent the message below to Dakota.
Can you offer any assistance re: my questions ... since you probably already replaced the speakers in your RV?
Thanks!

Good info, Dakota. If you have a moment I have 2 questions:
1) How the heck do you get the installed speakers out of the ceiling? I tried by hand but they're in there pretty tight. I'm concerned if I use something to pry them off, I'll tear up the ceiling around them.
2) rbrumfield asked some technical questions about what phase and ohm impedance were the Polk Audio speakers you used. I know nothing about specs for speakers, so do I need to have some kind of tecnhical match between the Jenson system and the speakers I use to replace the original installed ones? Like a certain Ohm level (whatever that is!)
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Mine were 8 ohm but the same load based upon series/parallel setup for the channel. I replaced mine with pioneer full range speakers.

If you can find a paint can opener, one like you get free with paint from Lowes it makes the perfect tool for removing the grille.
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Excellent advice, eldermike. Paint can opener idea is fantastic. Thanks!
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