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Radio/Speaker setup

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  1. Sebastian

    Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about getting my radio back to work - problem is i am an absolutely audio stuff noob!

    The car came factory with 8-track and 3 speaker dash.
    Still have the original speaker harness for 3 speakers.
    Crossover box is missing anyway.

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    What i have is a standard 71? AM Radio, 2 coax side speaker and a coax centre speaker.

    My question is if i can simply wire the centre speaker in addition to the two side speakers without crossover and anything?

    My fear is that the centre one needs some kind of crossover or modulation and could blow by just connecting it like the small ones.

    Maybe i am complete wrong. :D
     
  2. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

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    Look up car stereo am/fm conversions; I used SM Electro tech. They have some good tech and warn not to use 4 ohm speakers with vintage radios... so you should check...

    Turnswitch.com is the site, I believe..
     
  3. Sebastian

    Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Adam!
    I try to get in touch with the Turnswitch guy.

    Interesting fact about the ohm thing.
    From my basic electronics understanding it sounds reasonable.
    I am wondering why a company like Ampire sells me 4 ohm speakers and advertise them as the perfect solution for oldtimers.
    The centre speaker was especially advertised for old Challengers...

    Maybe they think everybody uses modern radios in old cars?