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#1 eightbitghost

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:41 PM

Hi all
I am in the middle of a mini build and need to make a decision on stereo. The car is an 80s saloon that has been modified in the style of a mk1/mk2 (dash, grille, rear lights etc). I had planned to fit a stereo like this.... Attached File  0A67E94D-8EA4-4096-9CCA-CA1E4201446A.jpeg   33.29K   2 downloads
But the question I am stuck on is speakers. I don’t want or need a massive stereo install just something that I can hear (with a little bass) whilst driving and turn up when needed without mega distortion, what do you think? I’m not sold on the look of under seat boards but should I go full hidden speakers or do something like modify some of those old school pods with more modern drivers. Anyone got any thoughts?

#2 eightbitghost

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:44 PM

Interior is going to look a bit like this....

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#3 eightbitghost

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:56 PM

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#4 RedRuby

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 11:09 PM

Don’t know if these are any good for you. I am thinking of fitting them in conjunction with a retro head unit although not in a mini 233390682565



#5 eightbitghost

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 07:28 AM

https://www.ebay.co....K-/233390682565

Thanks, They look pretty good although I think I might need some mid range ones as well. Also not sure if they look a little too modern.

#6 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 07:43 AM

I have some of these pods in the footwell which look quite 80s.  Sound quality is reasonable, mainly lacking much bass output.



#7 Dannyboolahlah

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 06:57 PM

You could do a board under the rear seats, but mount the speakers on the rear of it,and cover it with acoustic cloth over the front so it just looks like carpet.




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