Product Type: Pioneer car audio speakers
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Is the Vauxhall link a con?
Pioneer TS Q172C
Member Name: danny691
Pioneer TS Q172C
Advantages: Well designed, a good upgrade from the factory speakers.
Disadvantages: Don't be misled, these aren't the only set that fit your Vauxhall!
Although I am sure a lot of Vauxhall owners are not aware of this, Pioneer designed their TS-Q172C Component speakers especially for their car. They are said to be custom designed to directly replace the factory fitted speakers in the Vauxhall range of cars. Due to this, I found the speakers very simple to fit as I could use the same fixing points to secure the 17cm kevlar cone woofer in place. The supplied fitting guide is also very useful and concise regardless of which Vauxhall model you own. The 2.5cm dome tweeters are key to improving sound quality and I have found that the sound is much more lively and has more dimension to it compared to the flat, dull tones of the factory speakers. Offering up 89db of sound they are a 10-fold improvement on the factory speakers which have cones made from paper!
I were impressed by the design and quality of the product and although paying around £100 may be off-putting to most, I would say they are worthwhile if you intend on keeping your Vauxhall for many years. For me, however, I do believe that this whole 'designed especially for your vauxhall' is purely a way of shifting more units. I cannot see any reason why any other set of 17cm components wouldn't fit as easily, so this claim doesn't hold much value for me. On the other hand, it is hard to get away from the fact that these components are worth their money - the sound quality is excellent, and they will improve the in-car sound no end. If you are looking at spending less than this to improve your audio system I would suggest you don't be scared to look elsewhere.
Summary: The price is a little offputting for some people, Vauxhall owners CAN look elsewhere if they so wish
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