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8/4/11 2:11pm - Original Message: 'Speakers'
legsdiamond
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St. Louis, MO - USA

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1976 Corvette

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I am thinking of replacing  my rear speakers with the sound bar speakers from Ecklers. Does any one have or know anything about those speaker? Nice sound? They seem to be convenient and take up little space.

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Darrell
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8/4/11 3:10pm - Reply: 'Speakers'
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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

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I had those sound bar speakers in the '78 I used to own.  They were decent...not great.  They were better than the factory speakers in the dash.  Their best virtue is the little space they take up for better than factory sound. 

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8/4/11 3:20pm - Reply: 'Speakers'
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Manget1 Marshall made a pretty nice set up for his Vert, i think it was a one oiece unit and removable with deck and all in it, then remote up front. I think he has pictures of it.

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8/6/11 2:10pm - Reply: 'Speakers'
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Charlottesville, VA - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 Previously: 1965 300hp Coupe in 1967. 1967 435hp Coupe in 1968-70. 1969 350hp T-top w/ac and all power options.

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Hi Darrell,  That soundbar (Custom Autosound) from Eckler's should be a big improvement over the factory speakers. For the best performance from the soundbar you may want to add an amplifier to the system. Most radios do not have enough power for clean sound at a volume needed to hear the music above road noise and engine noise.
 
For the soundbar in your Vette I suggest an amplifier rated at 50 watts per channel, 2 channels.


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8/6/11 3:57pm - Reply: 'Speakers'
legsdiamond
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Thanks Joe,
 
I guess I'll be looking into getting an amp, also.
 
 
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8/6/11 5:38pm - Reply: 'Speakers'
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"Speakers" in a vette. Who needs speakers. Rolling On The Floor Laughing Just need some loud mufflers and go cruising! Actually I have the sound bar in my 74. I upgraded the radio to a 4 speaker system. I replaced the fronts with the factory replacements then put the sound bar in the back. They have very good sound but wont blow you out of the car if thats what your looking for. They do take up little space and I actually didnt use the center section. I just hung them from the back that way the interior light still gives off "very little" light as it was designed.LOL I just drilled them into a ledge under there and used tie wraps to keep them high enough that  you cant see them. I will probably get another set of them for the 72 as well! Hope this helps.
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8/6/11 10:36pm - Reply: 'Speakers'
legsdiamond
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Thanks Rodney!

I really appreciate the help. I take it the installation is simple.
 
Darrell


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8/7/11 9:35am - Reply: 'Speakers'
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Here's the post ebo mentioned
 
 
I eventually grew tired of the lack of space if gave me and ended up getting my stock radio upgraded to modern ciruitry with an iPod connection.  But it did sound good when it was in.  The powered sub really worked well


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8/7/11 11:41am - Reply: 'Speakers'
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I upgraded the radio with the new circuitry as well. They take out the old radio guts and replace it with modern technology. Then as said above you can get an I-pod hook up which is a great addition. There are many places that will do this update. You also get more output which makes a much better sound. Great choice.
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8/7/11 12:07pm - Reply: 'Speakers'
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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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[QUOTE=rod7515]I upgraded the radio with the new circuitry as well. They take out the old radio guts and replace it with modern technology. Then as said above you can get an I-pod hook up which is a great addition. There are many places that will do this update. You also get more output which makes a much better sound. Great choice.
Rodney
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I forgot to mention that after I had that done, Mid-America started selling those new radios with the new guts.  If I had to do it again, I'd go that road since it would leave me with the original radio intact.  The price of the radio they're selling is the same as what it cost me to get mine upgraded.

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8/7/11 9:02pm - Reply: 'Speakers'
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Rockford Fosgate makes a super compact Amp that is perfect for the limited space in the C3's  "PBR300x4"  About the size of two packs of cigarettes.  Super clean design.  Low heat output.  I am using one to drive the 4x6 kick panel speakers, and the 6 1/2"rears, and a second (with a crossover) to drive the headrest speakers in the Fiero Buckets I am installing.  I am using a "PBR300x1" to drive a single 10" Short throw Sub-Woofer.  I am still building the low profile box  for the rears and Sub, using the space behind the wheel wells while trying to maintain as much of the limited cargo space as possible.  I will post up pictures and a diagram for any that are interested, once I finish.  But I will be travelling for a couple of weeks and will finish when I get back.  I have decided on a replacement single DIN Bezel, so that I can accomodate an Alpine XM/iPod/USB receiver with a mini antenna that will mount on the front of the dash in front of the defrost.  Its about the size of a quarter.
 


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8/8/11 5:53pm - Reply: 'Speakers'
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Hey Manget1,

I really like the system you installed in your Vette! Chances R Fiero seats have speakers in the headreast? Will the seats fit in a Vette?

Decisions....Decisions....darn!


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8/8/11 6:29pm - Reply: 'Speakers'
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Check out these two sites.  http://mrmikes.com/ Does an excellent seat  upholstery for the Fiero seats in a C3.  Plenty of pictures to browse thru as well.  The second is basicly instructions on building brackets that will allow you to use Fiero seats , with the factory C3 tracks.  Took me about 4 hours to get mine converted.  the conversion gives you the Clam shell wrap around seat, and alot more comfortable.  84 fiero seats have dual speakers inside the headrest..  Not going to be pushing a ton of wattage thru them, as they are only 3 1/2 in.  But the mids and highs wont have to be blasted to hear them over the motor.  http://www.corvettec3.ca/fiero.htm chances r2011-08-08 16:30:48

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8/9/11 8:24am - Reply: 'Speakers'
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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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That amp looks cool, Mike! I really like the small size! I'd like to hear it in person!
 
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8/9/11 9:49am - Reply: 'Speakers'
legsdiamond
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Thanks Chances R,

Actually I am going to replace my seats. Now I know what type of seats I will be replacing them with. Did you get your seat from Ebay, Dealer or some other place?

Darrell




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