Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 02:36:10 GMT
From: stratnopsam.com (Scott A. Stratmoen)
Subject: Re: Stereo fitting


In article <6olg50$ak1nopsam3.force9.net>, johnnopsamy.force9.co.uk says... > I have just bought (two days ago) a 1986 900 T16. > > There wasn't a radio in it and I will be looking to fit one soon. > > I can see a din sized compartment in the top of the fascia but am puzzled as > to where to fit some speakers. > There doesn't seem to be anywhere in the doors that would accommodate even a > small pair. The demister vent assemblies seem to have a pair of cut outs the > right shape and size, might there already be a pair there or only mountings, > if the latter for what size speakers. I was also going to fit a pair of > shelf mounted speakers to , you guessed it, the rear parcel shelf. With some > quick release connectors these shouldn't cause too much grief when folding > the seats forward. > > Has anyone done anything similar? I think that you will find that the without any "hacking" on the body you can get VERY good sound in the 900. The two dash speaker plates will accept 4" square speakers. I have a pair of Infinity 4 1/2" speakers which I cut down to fit the plates (standard thing to do I am told). As Infinity uses poly they have a tight sound (closest to you so they better be). For the rear speakers, assuming you have a hatch back, you should just go with a pair of 4"x10" speakers. Cutting the shelf is not a great idea. The weight of the speakers many times is too great. You also will have problems damping out vibration. For the rear in my car I had to go with Alpine when I did the install (best I could find). The balance of my system is Alpine. -- Scott Stratmoen stratssnopsam.com Remove XXX from reply address

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