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Offline filmsurgeon

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Convertible Audio??
« on: May 19, 2015 - 02:19:13 AM »
Just curious what others have done.  Not wanting to install any speakers in the kick panels or door/rear interior panels.  Want to just use the 3-speaker dash, and possibly sub behind rear seat and/or under the front seats.  All suggestions appreciated.  BTW -- Also, I want to have a blue-tooth capable amp/crossover/equalizer.  NO after-market/head-unit.  Thanks.
1970 Challenger Convertible (JH27N0B); Resto-Mod; 605 HP, 412cid Small Block; Holley 750CFM Carburetor; A-833 23-spline 4-SPD; A-body 8.75 rear-end w/3.55 gears; 3" mini-tub; leaf spring relocation kit with split-leaf mono and Caltracs; American Racing AR500 Wheels, Rears = 15x10 (5.5" BS) with 315/60-15 BFG Comp T/A Drag Radials; Fronts = 15x7 (3.5" BS) with 215/70-15 BFG Radial T/A Radials.




Offline djw383

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Re: Convertible Audio??
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015 - 07:47:46 AM »
Sub behind the seat works well, obviously even better when the top is up.

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Re: Convertible Audio??
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015 - 06:00:51 PM »
In my '70 vert, I installed 4 inch speakers right next to the two rear panel lights - so you get the value of the sound coming out of the cut-outs in the rear panels ..... I also had my AM/FM upgraded to handle my ipod and iphone ......   Oh - and its my understanding you must get speakers with the proper ohm capacity if you are running an original radio - there's an outfit near Minneapolis area that sells them.   PM me if interested and I'll look up the name. 

Good luck

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Offline soundcontrol

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Re: Convertible Audio??
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2015 - 06:59:50 PM »
I'm gonna do about the same for my convertible, a couple of subs in the trunk with a fairly high crossover point shold take care of the punch, maybe 120-130Hz, that bass is not directional so it will sound good top up or down. Then I got a dual coil center speaker, don't know if its any good yet, if not I'll make a custom speaker fit there, and I'm gonna try to fit as large speakers as I can in the dash corners, hopefully I can find a pair of Focals that I can fit with minor mods. I also bought the kickpanels with Kenwwod 4" speakers already in them from Year One, but the panels look like crap, and the speakers don't look like hi quality either, probably not gonna use those at all. Got a good 5 Ch poweramp, gonna look for some kind of bluetooth device so I can use my iPhone as the source.
/ Ken
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Offline filmsurgeon

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Re: Convertible Audio??
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020 - 04:07:23 AM »
Resurrecting this 5 year old post.
Still looking for ideas. Anybody have any luck with bluetooth amps, under-seat speakers, subwoofer behind rear seat?

Original post:
Not wanting to install any speakers in the kick panels or door/rear interior panels. Want to just use the 3-speaker dash, and possibly sub behind rear seat and/or under-seat enclosures. All suggestions appreciated. BTW -- Also, I want to have a blue-tooth capable amp/crossover/equalizer. NO after-market/head-unit. Thanks.
1970 Challenger Convertible (JH27N0B); Resto-Mod; 605 HP, 412cid Small Block; Holley 750CFM Carburetor; A-833 23-spline 4-SPD; A-body 8.75 rear-end w/3.55 gears; 3" mini-tub; leaf spring relocation kit with split-leaf mono and Caltracs; American Racing AR500 Wheels, Rears = 15x10 (5.5" BS) with 315/60-15 BFG Comp T/A Drag Radials; Fronts = 15x7 (3.5" BS) with 215/70-15 BFG Radial T/A Radials.