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The previous owner installed speakers in my door panels, I replaced them a couple of years ago with modern units. The old ones had cardboard cones, the new are plastic which have a much better sound. Mine were JVC, these, I think.

JVC 500W Total 5.25" 13cm Dual Cone Car Van Truck Door Shelf Speakers New Pair 4975769413766 | eBay

I reused the original speaker covers but something like this would do?

5.25" 130mm Speaker Grills/Covers Universal Fitment Pair Car/Caravan/Home | eBay

To be honest I wouldn't have cut the door panels, but I'm stuck with it. You have to get the wires into the door which means they're going to flex and break, eventually.  I'd have put the speakers in boxes on the rear "seat" 

Doug

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4 minutes ago, dougbgt6 said:

The previous owner installed speakers in my door panels, I replaced them a couple of years ago with modern units. The old ones had cardboard cones, the new are plastic which are a much better sound. Mine were JVC, these, I think.

JVC 500W Total 5.25" 13cm Dual Cone Car Van Truck Door Shelf Speakers New Pair 4975769413766 | eBay

To be honest I wouldn't have cut the door panels, but I'm stuck with it. You have to get the wires into the door which means they're going to flex and break, eventually.  I'd have put the speakers in boxes on the rear "seat" 

Doug

That sounds like quite a good idea. Hopefully can still hear them with the roof down. Thanks Doug

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its the problem of progress    they used to be called wireless   but progress introduced   .....WIRES 

you need a wireless boom box but there still  nowhere to fit it 

didnt want to bother with rear deck speakers in the 2000 so added a twin coil eliptical in the centre dash 

which reminds me of playing 78s with a bent pin 

Pete

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"Wireless" - how quaint!

Martin, the problem with Spit/GT6 door speakers is they will foul the window when it's wound down if they are too deep. I can tell you from personal experience how dispiriting it is to hear that THUNK as the window hits first time you wind it down. It won't wind any further, and then you put two and two together.

I think the only place any speaker will fit - unless you want to chop a hole in the door inner skin - is the bottom rear corner. Take the door panel off and, with a straight edge across the inner skin, measure the distance to the wound down window. It's not much - only just over an inch I think. 30mm, something like that? You could add the thickness of the door trim panel, but remember to keep something for clearance. I did this recently and the ones I fitted say "Radiomobile" but there's no model number and I can't find the box, sorry! They're about 125mm diameter. However, I simply trotted down to my local friendly independent motor factors and they opened the glass case and I measured what they had. You won't get anything special in such a slim speaker, but with the top down and the wind rushing past, who cares!

Hope this is some help.

Cheers, Richard

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52 minutes ago, Pete Lewis said:

wont they fit in the toe panel in front of the A post ??  

PETE

I`ve found in the past that it`s not the best place for Speakers. My Mk3 Escort had them fitted there, and at full chat you could hardly hear Jimmy Young!. (other presenters are available). By the time you have the volume high enough, the distortion was unmanageable.

Pete

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When I had a stereo in my spit I just had self contained units sitting on the shelf behind the seats, all interior panels are original 1966 so didn't want to cut them

something like these  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pioneer-TS-X150-3-Way-Coaxial-Speakers-60W-Car-Van-Surface-Mount-Shelf-Speakers/191977464961?epid=0&hash=item2cb2bfa481:g:tPMAAOSwLF1X47Ko

 

ok easy to pinch but I have had speakers stolen in the past and the damage caused was more than the value of the speakers

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14 minutes ago, Martin White said:

Not a bad shout. To be fair the stereo is pretty cheap anyway for exactly the same reason. Will probably look at something similar and easy enough to chuck in the boot if need be.

 

Thanks

 

Martin

Buy a JBL Flip rechargeable bluetooth speaker, the sound is brilliant. And just put it in the car when needed. Wish I had done that rather tha fitting an amp/speakers. Much more flexible, and great to use at home too. (Flip 5 I have seen/used, should be loud enough)

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8 minutes ago, clive said:

JBL Flip rechargeable bluetooth speaker

Hmm, rechargeable, does require foresight and planning, not my best attributes. Although they do come in Triumph colours, Mimosa, French Blue and more. I think I might.

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Doug

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34 minutes ago, dougbgt6 said:

Hmm, rechargeable, does require foresight and planning, not my best attributes. Although they do come in Triumph colours, Mimosa, French Blue and more. I think I might.

speaker.PNG.158742eeef0bad1af8df4d57b680ca08.PNG speaker2.PNG.1b1986d53e4530171b44e81eeb0cf5ed.PNG

Doug

Those are the tiddlers. You want the big one, good bit of err..... Kylie? Stones? Jayzee? Think I may have to get a "Charge 4" at £100. 20hrs battery, should be enough. And you can probably charge it on the go.

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I positioned the speakers in my GT6 immediately behind the seats as shown in the photo below. The spacers were to give sufficient depth to the structure behind the panel without the need for a full speaker box.

Gully

 

Speaker Location.jpg

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When i had a stereo in my spitfire i fitted speaker pods, front in the glove boxes and two large ones behind the seats. Worked fine even on the motorway. Not fitted to my pumaspit . Am thinking of recommission the tape deck radio in the 2500s, but only have  one old tape my mum gave me a few years back but that could get some serious thread drift. I seam to have collected a large number of speakers and radios.

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Mathew - What type of tape does your unit take. Cassette, 8 track, open reel 1/4"?? I'm sure that we can help you out there. Even with an old 8 track it should be possible to re-engineer with new tape. Not too sure about recording on it though. Colin might have some ideas.

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2 minutes ago, Badwolf said:

Mathew - What type of tape does your unit take. Cassette, 8 track, open reel 1/4"?? I'm sure that we can help you out there. Even with an old 8 track it should be possible to re-engineer with new tape. Not too sure about recording on it though. Colin might have some ideas.

Cheers, i think when im ready i will open a new topic. I have not really looked that much. It also looks original ish to the car. Got to get up and progress the clutch!

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Hi,

 As most car single DIN units are at best 4 X 14 watts RMS, an Amplifier is required.
Add another amplifier in bridge mode to drive a single Bass speaker. By taking the low frequencies away from the standard speakers distortion will drop at high levels.

If you listen to AM or only play MP3's then don't waste your money!

Cheers,

Iain.




 

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