Before you give up I suggest that you play with your bass and treble controls. I installed the 1695s and at first I was not sure if it was an improvement. But when I increased the bass and decreased the treble I got a sound which, while not perfect, was a major improvement over the stock speakers. The stock speakers did not respond well at all to a similar increase in the bass control. As you've already gone this far I suggest that you also mount the other speaker as bass has a way of cumulating.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Mike_C:
I tried out the TSA1661 speaker last night in my 2002 EXL-RES. I installed it in the drivers side door only so that I could compare it to the original speaker in the passenger side. I was disappointed. The TSA1661 did not sound as good as the original speaker and definitely didn't have as much bass.
Guess the only way I am going to get more bass is to put in the subwoofer.</font>
Well, maybe sorta, if you are just looking for a little more SPL.....<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Mike_C:
I went over to Best Buy at lunch today. The salesman there told me that to get more bass I should try Cherwin Vega speakers. He said they generally have more bass that the Pioneer speakers.
Anybody agree with him??</font>