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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 10:39 pm    Post subject: YOW! Reply with quote

That is one NICE looking unit, LVVDB!

How's it cope with CD's full of MP3's? My older system is rigged to accept the input from a nice little Panasonic portable player I have, and the results have been very good.

Salud on getting it, getting it in, and getting it on!

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THIS JUST IN...My brand new Pioneer 680MP head unit Dancing Dancing Dancing

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The speakers will go in next week. JBL 5 1/4" up front w/ tweeter on the ceiling, and 6 1/2" Kickers in the rear cabinet More photos to come Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks .......i feel like a dope Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there u go. you forgot to include .jpg
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just found that jaguar speakers fit almost perfectly .....they are from a 87 jag xj6 [img]http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=273401[/img]
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put some Pioneer 3" two way speakers in. They fit the origional hole, and then got some origional VW metal grills ($10 on ebay). The grills will eaisly clear the window handles and have a very clean look. The van came with some 6" Pioneers in the rear bench with a Pioneer amp under the seat. A bit a balance tweeking made it sound a lot better.

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I also put the iPod adaptor that goes into my AUX input on the Panasonic Stereo. I just plop the iPod into the ash tray and it fits great. The red switch is the batt1 batt2 switch power source for the stereo.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best sound staging setup for your vanagon is to mount either 6.5 or 5.25 inch woofers by your window cranks (for mids), with the westy extenders, and then mount tweaters on your air vents. Mounting the tweeters there allows you to point it right at your head (highs only work
well is they are pointed at the listener), and you can run the wire for the tweater behind the dash and through the vent opening. You can use adhesive to mount the tweeters or screw em in. A good set of component speakers will run you about $200+, but it is well worth it! The 4 inchers should be burned, or kept for resale....
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Do yourself a favor, and line the inside of your door (on the metal) with some sound deadening material while you have the door panels off. If you want some good filler in the back mount some 6x9's under the bench, and if you need more deep base, install a Sub Woofer in a box.

If you are going to buy some decent speakers, make sure you have an amplifier to match them. Good speakers will sound like junk off the decks amp! I have 2 amps in my van. 1 four channel for the 6x9's and front components, and 1 mono amp for my woofer. People laugh at me when i tell them about my stereo.....the money i spent, etc. When they hear it...feel it...they love it..want it...need it! Watching DVD's on rainy camping weekends is awesome in the vdub..beats my homw stero anyday![/img]
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

used Lightning audio amp-walmart $40

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Used Kenwood Cd player $40

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1 sub-$30

Stock speakers... Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So lame! Mad

Maybe you should shoot the messenger, I used to work for UPS as a truck loder at a major Jacksonville hub. The security there was tight beyond belief. There were clocks evrywherre so you couldn't wear a watch or jewlry to work, that way you had no excuse to wear any out. Wink

The whole place was surrounded by barbed wire and an electronic camera/sensor system, you were wanded and made to put all your pocket's belonging through an X-ray machine, they knew the employees were their biggest risk of theft. Therefor it leaves little doubt that missing parcels and empty boxes are prehub or delivery drivers only. I hope you get this resolved soon. Sorry about your luck mang.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it appears that my good fortune continues Evil or Very Mad I got my package this morning from Fedex. Take a guess what was NOT in the box. Yup, some low life scum bag tore into the box and stole my stereo in route to me. I was really looking forward to installing it this weekend. So much so that I nearly killed the delivery man. How's that expression go "don't shoot the messenger" Rolling Eyes I guess the project is on hold for now. Or at least until I shake this damn black cloud from over my head Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lovedavdubs,

You could install a less flashy speaker in the door boards. I like Kenwood products, but these were not my first choice. They look a little too busy for my taste, but I picked them up for a 25% off clearance price. I guess we all have our price.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolfsburged,

I found them on Ebay Germany.

http://cgi.ebay.de/Doorboards-VW-Bus-T2-T3-fuer-Bo...dZViewItem

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:25 pm    Post subject: As Long as You Audiophiles are Active... Reply with quote

Winston has two 6 x 9" speakers in his lower bench seat, Photons. They're disconnected. There are two two-speaker set ups over the bed, and speakers in either front door.

Should I pull them and patch the holes? Should I get good ones and rig my 100W Pioneer amp to power them, if it's possible? Should I put in Sub-woofers, or something?

Ideas appreciated!

Best!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where did you get the add on panel which holds the 6x9? It looks good!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Speaker recommendations? Reply with quote

lovedavdubs wrote:
Iím looking for a set of decent speakers for my front door. I just dropped $250.00 on a new receiver and I really want to complement it. I don't have power windows and I am aware of the window crank clearance issue. Is inter-door depth an issue? Any speaker recommendations? Whatcha thumpin? Cool


My system is a little overkill, and i would do it differently if i were to do it again. It includes cheapy pioneer 4" speakers in the stock locations with little capaciters to turn them into tweeters (camper w/o AC), 6.5" fancier (can't remember the brand... Infinity?) in the kick panels, and a pioneer 10" sub in the rear bench. I have an amp behind the glove box for all the 4s and 6.5s, and a separate amp in the rear bench running the sub.

It is a little bass heavy (need to tune the rear amp), and with the exception of the new speakers, is a totally clean install. You can't see any ghetto wiring. I'm happy with that part. If i were to do it again, I'd drop the sub, or at least hide it.

If you really want to improve your sound for not too much more money, you need to get bigger speakers. It really is necessary. Keeping the stock speakers and adding 6.5" guys will do the trick... I can't really overstate the importance of bigger speakers enough. They really fill out the sound.

As for window crank clearance, I also just bent the crank arm a little bit. No problem. You also want to check for dash clearance. Sorry i don't have pictures, but with conservative looking speakers, it looks pretty clean and not all blingy.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice! a little to flashy for Lola though Rolling Eyes
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