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Old 07-15-2005, 09:05 AM
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Anyone have an lcd screen mounted in there c3?
I am installing a Kenwood LCD in the dash, alpine 5.25" speakers in the kick panel area, 4x6" kenwood tweeters in the dash, 6x9" kenwoods in the back and a soundstream 10" sub in a custom sub box all powered by a soundstream 5 channel amp.
Hopefully there is still enough room for my T-tops in the back.

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Old 07-16-2005, 08:58 AM
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Stock system on my 80 with 8 trac player. Anyone still have any 8 tracks?
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:20 PM
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I have an Alpine CD/mp3 player and 2 sets of 4x6s right now. One set is in the dash the other in the kick panels. I am getting ready to install a set of components in the back of the car so I can get more sound. They have a few companies out there that sell the cut gauge bezels for new radios or kits to do it yourself.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:52 PM
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I am using an Alpine MP3/CD head unit, a Precision Power PCX 5800 amp, one Elemental E8a sub, and Boston Acoustics Pro 4.5 components.



I would definitely go with the biggest mid's you can fit, although your 6x9's will provide a lot of midrange...only from behind you instead of in front of you. I think 5 1/4's would be great, but I didn't see any of a depth that wouldn't interfere with putting the stock kickpanel back on. I measure 1 3/4 inches of depth from the back of the speaker opening to the face at the kickpanel. That's why I have only 4 inch mids....they fit. Don't worry about staging with the one inch tweeter. Mine are down by my feet and they sound like they are right in front of me. Most component sets come with multiple tweeter mounting options in the kit. Mine had flush, surface, and angle mounts. It's hard to find a place up high to mount the tweeters where they don't stick out like a sore thumb. You can't flush mount them in the A-pillar because the pillar post trim is not thick enough, and they will stick out. If you surface mount them there, they will REALLY stick out. If you can find a spot for them up high though, more power to you.

IF you go with a sub, look for small size and good sound that will fit a small enclosure. I tried a few before I ultimately figured out that you need a very small enclosure (small in the car audio world) to be able to fit the t-tops and back window in the back with the sub. I am happy with my Elemental and it's very powerful for it's size, but it won't win any SPL competitions. See how you like the 6x9's first. Everyone's tastes are different.

Here's a pic of the rear area.



I'll maybe get some pics of the kickpanel area this weekend. Good luck! It's kinda fun when you finally get a system in that you like. Oh yeah...MP3 players are great...MANY more songs per disc...no need to find space for a CD changer.
I mounted 5 1/4 Mid range speakers in my 1976 kick panels.It was alittle tight,but really worked well.And the sound was awsome.I used audiopipe speakers,so they weren't anything expensive,but just where they were mounted made all the difference in my Vette.I hope that helps.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:07 PM
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Holy 10 year old thread Batman
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:12 AM
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http://www.classiccarstereos.com/pro...M-CVMV-SB.html

Looks interesting; has anyone tried this radio? I was thinking about using this head unit for my Spring interior restoration

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Old 01-12-2015, 02:35 PM
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Old thread but timely for me. Just finishing my install. Retrosound Model 2 head unit,Alpine MRXF35 amp, Kenwood powered sub. Bought Infinity 4x6s and 6x9s. No way to fit the 4x6s without a lot of hacking so got some Kicker 4x6s. Not totally put back together and tweeked but sounds really good so far.
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I have original AM/FM 8 track in my 78 and it still works. Adapted it so I can plug in an mp3 player via a lead wire routed into the glove box.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:41 AM
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I just recently stripped all of the old stereo equipment out of my 76 Stingray,and really went crazy with a new Pioneer DEH-X9600BHS CD/RECEIVER,GM-D8604 1200watt 4 channel amp,GM-D8601 1600watt SUBWOOFER AMP.PIONEER TS-A6995R 5 WAY 6X9's.TS-D1320C 5.25 INCH REV SERIES 180 WATT SPEAKER PACKAGE,TS-SWX2502 10 INCH SHALLOW MOUNT PRELOADED SUBWOOFER, I wired my 2 amps up with a Raptor amp wiring kit,rated at 1800 watts.I used the Bluerigger Dual shielded Subwoofer Audio RCA Gold Plated Cables.And topped it off with a Sirius XM Tuner for Sat Radio.
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Holy 10 year old thread Batman
I love when people ask questions they get the "use the search button" answer then when they do they get the above response.
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Originally Posted by bobs76stingray View Post
I just recently stripped all of the old stereo equipment out of my 76 Stingray,and really went crazy with a new Pioneer DEH-X9600BHS CD/RECEIVER,GM-D8604 1200watt 4 channel amp,GM-D8601 1600watt SUBWOOFER AMP.PIONEER TS-A6995R 5 WAY 6X9's.TS-D1320C 5.25 INCH REV SERIES 180 WATT SPEAKER PACKAGE,TS-SWX2502 10 INCH SHALLOW MOUNT PRELOADED SUBWOOFER, I wired my 2 amps up with a Raptor amp wiring kit,rated at 1800 watts.I used the Bluerigger Dual shielded Subwoofer Audio RCA Gold Plated Cables.And topped it off with a Sirius XM Tuner for Sat Radio.
Bejebus, if you ever turn that thing up you're going to make your eardrums bleed and churn your brains to mush...

I hope you've got a really good alternator and battery...

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One that doesn't work. I haven't yet committed to installing a new one or fixing the old (which isn't stock but isn't much newer than stock) - so I went bluetooth speaker shopping. I ended up buying a Bose Soundlink mini bluetooth speaker that fits up on the dash, and I play music I downloaded to my cellphone. It's not awesome by any means, but I only have to charge it about once every to every other week, and it's convenient as all heck. Really good as a temporary answer to not having a radio.
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