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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 19, 1:32 PM Thread Starter
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Best Speakers for New Blue Light Stereo?

My wife just bought me an aftermarket Blue Light Stereo for my '69. 45 years ago I factory ordered a '74 Nova and one of the options I chose was a Blue Light Stereo. I recall that radio cost $233, which was a pricey option back then.

My question is, what speakers should I buy for the new one? I have one original package shelf speaker (6 X 9?) and have purchased a second speaker grille, so I'd like a recommendation for modern package shelf replacement speakers. I also like the replacement kick panels with speakers, but I've seen different speaker options for those. I already routed 4 speaker wiring under the carpet and back seat during the restoration, so I should be set there. Here is some product info on the radio.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 19, 2:43 PM
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Re: Best Speakers for New Blue Light Stereo?

That's the one I put in my car but went with the orange light instead. Back when I bought mine they didn't have the bluetooth incorporated in it yet. I had originally put a Retro Sound radio and speakers in the car but it crapped out within the first 250 miles I put on the car. The sound quality especially in the volume department sucked. This radio has very good volume. I tried like 3 different small dash speakers that mount under each end of the dash pad but they just can't take the volume of the radio and start breaking up. I would suggest going with the kick panel speakers instead. You can buy the kick panels empty and put a speaker that you would prefer just make sure they aren't too deep in the back for clearance.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 19, 6:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Best Speakers for New Blue Light Stereo?

Thanks, Hank. What I would really like is some guidance as to speaker wattage ratings and stuff like that. I have no clue as to how to match the proper speakers to the radio I bought so as to get the best bang (sound) for my buck. I'm pretty ignorant about sound systems and electronics in general. It's a machinist thing, y'know?
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Yeah, I know what your talking about. I'm no wize with that stuff either.

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Re: Best Speakers for New Blue Light Stereo?

if its an original radio output it will need 8-10 ohm speakers
most modern replacement spaekers are 2 0r 4 ohm.

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Re: Best Speakers for New Blue Light Stereo?

Yep, you need to know what impedance speakers you can run on the radio. It could very well be 4 ohms BUT it's worth checking into. The manufacturer should be able to provide this info or a person on their tech line.

As far as power handling, most speakers today will handle the built in power of the radio but if you are looking for a number, anything that handles 50W or more will be fine and if you think you might be adding an amplifier later to get the speakers louder, look for a higher wattage handling speaker.

As far as what ones to get, listen to different ones. What you like might very well be different than what I like, or someone else likes so pick ones that you like. Also too, stick with a brand that has been out there a while with decent quality. Brands like Alpine, Kenwood, Sony, and others to me would be a better choice than a brand like Boss, alphasonic, and other companies like them that just sell over rated stuff. Also look for speakers that the surround is a treated foam or rubber for something that is longer lasting than just plain foam which deteriorates fairly quickly. Again, these are my opinions.

When you go to install them, it's VERY important to get the wiring right (polarity) as well as getting the speakers mounted properly so they are sealed right and not flapping on the breeze. Think of this as timing a cam right, installing piston rings right, having good valve seals, and so on when building a motor.

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Re: Best Speakers for New Blue Light Stereo?

Nice radio, I have an older model in my 'Bu. According to the eBay auction ad the radio takes "4 X 45 watts RMS output allows up to 180 watts of audio power."

I found this, but it's Greek to me: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-me...speaker-output
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I put Rockford fosgate speakers in my 68 and on the kick panels they make rings to adjust the speaker outward if it's a deep speaker but will interfere with the E brake, I've read E brake can be modified to clear though
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Re: Best Speakers for New Blue Light Stereo?

Home page MikeHaganAntiqueAutoRadio.com

That radio comes from Mike. He converted my orig. 70 AM/8track to AM/FM/8Track/Bluetooth. He does excellent work and has been doing it for years. Takes the guts out of the original radio box and adds in new technology
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Re: Best Speakers for New Blue Light Stereo?

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Home page MikeHaganAntiqueAutoRadio.com

That radio comes from Mike. He converted my orig. 70 AM/8track to AM/FM/8Track/Bluetooth. He does excellent work and has been doing it for years. Takes the guts out of the original radio box and adds in new technology
That's what I read yesterday on his webpage.
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Re: Best Speakers for New Blue Light Stereo?

Pick up a Blaupunkt amp like in the link and let it do all the work...

I have an input jack soldered into my stock Delco AM radio that I run my I-pod Shuffle into to. I have a Blaupunkt amp connected to the speaker lead and the amp does all the hard work.
I use one Audio Pipe 8" woofer in a Atlas Speaker lowered ceiling speaker enclosure and one 6x9 Blaupunkt GTX690 5 way speaker and I think it sounds superb!! People are always amazed at the warm rich sound that the old Delco adds to the mix.. lol

These cars are tin cans, tryin to get audiophile sound in one is crazy. Just throw something together that makes sound. I listen to my 454 most of the time. I have to admit, I get a warm feeling driving down the road with the AM playing oldies that we used to listen to..


By the way, that's my new Hurst Autostick 1 shifter! I can't wait to make music with that this season!!!


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