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What do you run in your system?

Old 03-03-2014, 02:57 PM
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Install starts in a few days. Waiting on Head Unit. Install thread:

Year: 2003
Model: Convertible

Head Unit: Kenwood DNX690HD
Processor: N/A
Front Speakers: Arc Audio XDI6.2

Rear Speakers: Arc Audio XDI502
Sub (s): Arc Audio XDI10
Amplifier (s): Kenwood Excelon 700/5
Car PC: N/A
Sound deadening: Second Skin Damplifier, Luxury Liner MLV, Overkill CCF
Wires: Divini Dak4
Other: MDF Amp Rack, Butyl Rope from
Box: Stealth Sub (Double D)
System Cost: $2100
Install Cost: Self Installed
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St. Jude Donor '14

Year: 1996
Model: LT4 Coupe

Head Unit: Pioneer AVIC-Z3 Navi
Processor: Pioneer AVG-VDP w/W6120-6.2" touchscreen
Front Speakers: RE Audio 5.25" mids n 1" tweets

Rear Speakers: RE Audio 8" woofers/custom baffles
Sub (s): RE Audio 12's ported
Amplifier (s): RE Audio XTX-600.4 & XTX-1500.1
Car PC: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Sound deadening: Factory + Hush Mat
Wires: Scosche
Other: Cobra 14 band radar and laser detector w/VG2, back-up camera, Pioneer (Bluetooth, Sirius, USB) add-on units, ION Air Pro 2 HD camera, Optima Yellowtop
Box: Atrend dual 12 pre-fab C4
System Cost: $2250
Install Cost: Self installed

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Old 05-28-2014, 08:47 AM
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I had some pretty minimal requirements. 1 Auxillary input, and 85Db with 20Db of peak room with at least 1Db of headroom. My wife was working for a company which got bought by best buy, so we briefly got an employee discount and could buy at cost. So I was limited by what was available on the best buy website and not through their market place. Outside of custom parts like the speaker plates and the sub+sub-box everything was bought at best buy, including the wire and installation materials. The reason I paid full price for the sub was because Best Buy didn't have a sub with a high enough sensitivity to produce the sound levels at the drivers seat from the passenger seat corner. Alpine made the Type-S sub which would have fit the bill but it wasn't sold in the 10in.

According to my cheap sound meter with the volume all the way up, I am achieving 114Db of pink noise, which is enough to damage ones hearing. 85-90Db seems listenable in the car with enough room to turn it up further for enjoyable songs. I can't see needing more except for enthusiast purposes, but YMMV.

Year: 2007
Model: Coupe

Head Unit: Kenwood DNX570HD
Processor: N/A
Front Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C

Rear Speakers: Alpine SPR-50
Sub (s): JL 10w3
Amplifier (s): Alpine PDX-V9
Car PC: N/A
Sound deadening: N/A
Wires: Misc
Other: SacCity Big 3 kit, and a C5 battery
Box: Madvette corner sub box
System Cost: 2.5-3K
Install Cost: None

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Year: 2009
Model: ZR1

Head Unit: Kenwood DNX691
Processor: n/a

Front Speakers: Image Dynamic XS69 (components)
Rear Speakers: Image Dynamic CTX5 (coaxials)
Sub (s): (2) JL 10W6

Amplifier (s): JL Audio HD 750/1 for Subs, 600/4 for Fronts

Car PC: n/a

Sound deadening: RAAM Mat & Ensolite throughout

Wires: Monster Cable 1 gauge power / ground to 4 gauge to amps, JL RCA's & Speaker Wire

Other: Optima Yellow

Box: Custom carbon fiber wrapped w/ blue LED lighting & stitching (purchased from Forum Member).

System Cost: ?

Install Cost: DIY.

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Year: 1995
Model: Base coupe

Head Unit: Clarion NX702 navi w/ backup camera
Processor: N/A
Front Speakers: 6.75" Pioneer TS-A1780R (discontinued 4 way; found new in box leftover from another project)

Rear Speakers: 6.5" Kenwood KFC-1665S on homemade acrylic plate adapters
Sub (s): N/A
Amplifier (s): N/A
Car PC: N/A
Sound deadening: Foil-backed butyl rubber with foam overlayment on floor, tunnel, and in speaker openings
Wires: Stock
Other: N/A
Box: N/A
System Cost: Under $600
Install Cost: Free/self

Comments: I had installed the NX702 after buying the car last year. I added some 4" Kenwood KFC-1065S speakers with brackets in the front along with the above Kenwood 6.5" units in the rear. Even with sound deadening and stock exhaust, the car is loud inside and I could not hear the front speakers at highway speeds. I looked into some upgrades and found the TS-A1780R speakers leftover, so since I'm broke I used them.

I removed the front speaker boxes and cut a 1/8 piece of PVC to fit the side panels, mounted it in the original holes using some 1/4-20 x .75" bolts. I then drilled a 5.5" hole in the PVC and mounted the TS-A1780R speakers on these. I recovered them with the original carpet from the old panels since they were about the same size. There is room to add a tweeter if I ever go the component route.

The sound quality and quantity has greatly improved over the 4" units.

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Old 12-28-2015, 11:35 PM
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This is awesome! lets keep this thread going.....

Post up your audio setup in those vettes

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In an attempt to keep this thread "list only" we ask that you direct questions either to the owner of said system, their install thread or speak via PM .. THANK YOU

After trolling around tons of car audio sites over the past couple of months I thought that it would be cool to have a "post your components" thread to see what fellow vette folks run in their cars. I figured a template would be easy to read and easy to follow suit with so here goes:


Head Unit:
Front Speakers:

Rear Speakers:
Sub (s):
Amplifier (s):
Car PC:
Sound deadening:
System Cost:
Install Cost:

Hope we get lots of replies and have fun


Edit: added install cost to system cost on a seperate tab
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Default your stereo set up??

[QUOTE=JeffSand;1556628419]Year: 2002
Model: Coupe

Head Unit: Alpine 9857 + XM Radio + IPod
Front Speakers: Focal 165 K2P
Rear Speakers: Stock
Sub (s): 1 - 10" Pioneer
Amplifier (s): JL Audio amplifier 300/4
Sound deadening: Dynamat
System Cost: $2300.00
Install Cost: $600

Head Unit

Amp (I rotated the sub box temporarily forward to reveal amp)

Sub Box (rotate forward, it fires down and no wires are visible)

IPod controlled cable inside center console

K2P Front Speakers

Sub Box
Hello Jeff Sand
I know this is an old post.. But I was looking at your system ( ).. Just wondering, with your sub-box.. Are you able too take the roof off and put it in the back when your cruising around?? If so, what size woofers do you have?? I have a 98.. and HATE the factory system.. Thank You..
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:17 PM
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Default Any C7 Builds

I was wondering if anyone has done a partial or full audio build on their C7 coupe or vert for that matter. I bought a Stealth box but was considering speaker upgrade and an second amp possibly.

Show em if you got em. Thanks.
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Year: 1996
Model: Coupe

Head Unit: Kenwood Double-Din Touchscreen w /GPS
Front Speakers: DS18

Rear Speakers: DS18
Sub (s): 2x Rockford Fosgate 10" P1's
Amplifier (s): Kenwood 2 ch 800watt
Car PC:
Sound deadening:
Box: Sealed (Hatchback Style) 1.2 cubic ft per
System Cost: $180 DS18 (Rest came installed in car)
Install Cost: DIY
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