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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 02, 7:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hello folks,
does anyone know what size speakers went in a 72 chevelle stereo dash? TIA,

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 02, 8:00 PM
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 02, 11:31 PM
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Bad Dean!



Radio Shack discontinued it's standard sizing 8 ohm speakers in 2000. Now you can only get speakers in 4 ohm sizes. If you use a stock radio, the 4 ohm speakers will fry the output circuitry. Just food for thought.

If this is an aftermarket radio, go ahead and buy the radio shack speakers.
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I would like to know where I could find an 8 ohm to go with my AM. These are hard to find. Any ideas?



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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 02, 8:52 AM
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Can't you put a 4 ohm resistor in series (I think) with a 4 ohm speaker to make it an 8 ohm load?
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 02, 4:09 PM Thread Starter
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This will be an aftermarket stereo. Aren't the speaker holes round? 4" round speakers should fit? Thanks!

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 02, 11:38 PM
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Guys, now that the new server is in place, I will be updating radio tech with some new speaker information. (need to find some time though!)

Kevin, The originals were "rectangular", the main thing to remember is don't get speakers with giant magnets, if you do and you place the magnet on the driver's side too close to the guage/speedo cluster, you will magnetize and ruin your instrumentation!

There is a way to run 4 ohm speakers with stock radio equipment. I will show you how later...8 ohm speakers are now dinosaurs
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