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Old    Jesse Scheel (j_money)      Join Date: May 2006       05-08-2009, 8:54 PM Reply   
So I got these WakeAir speaker cans that came with my boat and they had some pioneer speakers in them so I bought some kicker ds650's(oversized 6 1/2???) to replace them and they wont fit!?!?!?! I see kicker also makes a ds600 (maybe an undersized 6 1/2 speaker???)should I try those?!?! I assumed the cans were for any 6 1/2 speaker but I guess not. Any help is greatly appreciated!!! :-)
Old    Chris Halfmoon (moon)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-08-2009, 10:34 PM Reply   
I'm pretty sure you can use a dremal (spelling?) or something similar to make the holes bigger so the speakers will fit.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-09-2009, 3:40 AM Reply   
Most speaker manufacturers list the required opening size, measure the opening of the speaker can and go by that.

The DS600 req's a 4-3/16" and is a 6" woofer.
The DS650 req's a 5-1/2" and is a 6.5" woofer.
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-10-2009, 9:51 AM Reply   
I have put 8" speakers in cans designed for 6.5's. I used a jigsaw to cut out the face so it was only 3/16" thick when I was done. I cut all the way to the weld then drilled and tapped the cans for the mounting holes (also re-drilled the speakers too). When there is a will there is a way...

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