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Wondering if I retain my standard speakers and decent pioneer headunit (it was about ?175 a couple of years ago) is it worth buying a budget second hand power amplifier for about ?40? Will I hear a vast improvement. I have no interests in sub woofers, I just want a good sound for playing all types of music. Also, Where do you stash power amplifiers in the MX5? Car in question is a Mk1 with normal door speakers not headrest.
 

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Standard speakers are garbage.

Amping up in most cases will result in better sounds.. although I would invest in some decent components id you really want quality/volume.

I don't propose to be an expert but in my experience amp'd decent aftermarker speakers will yield the best results and prob the sound you're after.
 

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Standard speakers are garbage.

Amping up in most cases will result in better sounds.. although I would invest in some decent components id you really want quality/volume.

I don't propose to be an expert but in my experience amp'd decent aftermarker speakers will yield the best results and prob the sound you're after.
Ok thanks. Next question is. How much would be sensible to spend on speakers for a ?175 head unit and is it easy to get good quality ones that are exactly the same size as the standard ones. I presume the speakers in my car are standard but I have no idea having not owned the car from new.
 

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pull off the speaker covers and see whats behind them, there's only a couple of screws holding the door speakers in place so its easy enough to take one out and have a good look at it.

I upgraded the speakers 1st (to Infinity Reference components ie main door speaker and a small tweeter I fitted in the door card) and found it a nice increase in sound quality over the aged stock speakers, but things really perked up when I wired in an amplifier (Mutant).
I can now get far more volume and still retain sound quality, and the sound quality overall has improved too I think.
If you just have door speakers then a 2-channel amp should be fine, I put mine in the recessed part of the boot and ran the wiring through to the cabin.
 
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