RE: [DMCForum] Re: Radio Basics?
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RE: [DMCForum] Re: Radio Basics?

DMCH sells a speaker kit that I don't think they advertise, but it is a 
kicker that fits in the
hole behind the drivers seat. That might be a good place for bass.

I have thought a lot about hiding speakers within the rear bulhead props.
You could fit a nice 6" seaker behind the blower fan, just hollow it out
and let it serve as a grill.
There is a blank space behind the drivers seat that you could just drills
some holes and mount the speaker behind or maybe hide it behind
something else.
Really, the only good formula is to have the two small dash speakers,
the two lower 6 12" speakers, and the kicker behind the seat.
If you moved the battery to the trunk you could put another
kicker behind the passenger seat.

Besides, the car should ahve two batteries in the trunk where the spare
goes, and also have a large 12 volt power supply for plugging in at shows.
I have a 75 amp power supply used on RV's that I planned to put in my
car and have a recoiling cord from under the car that can be pulled out
and plugged in for display, and two batteries that will run everything
all day anyway.
You should also consider wiring the stereo separete from the ignition
so you can play it without the keys in while on display.

- Videobob

>From: "timnagin" <timnagin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: <DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: RE: [DMCForum] Re: Radio Basics?
>Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 13:00:43 -0400
>I am not sure how much of the dash you will be taking apart, but you can 
>the holes back in there if you wish.
>Upholstery shops, and some of the really good car stereo shops, have the
>tool to do this.  It looks like a paddle with empty .22 caliber shells
>attached with the open end facing out. They have these in different sizes
>and patterns, but I believe the pattern in unique for the De Lorean.
>All you do is lay the paddle where you want it, with the open bullet ends 
>the material, and whack it a few times with a hammer.
>It would seem you are pretty limited on where you can put the rear 
>One idea that comes to mind is mounted in the back of the head rest 
>at your back wall.  The Fiero had these in the head rests point at the
>driver, but behind would keep them out of sight and you should be able to
>hear them.
>After seeing you guys build these cars I wondered if the wall on the
>passenger side was made so it could be easily removed.  I would want to get
>in the fuse box area without spending a day taking everything apart.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
>Of Gary Weaver II
>Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 12:23 PM
>To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Radio Basics?
>You certainly got me there Greg :)
>I fully plan to make my own Kick Panel housings. I almost HAVE TO
>since my recovered dash does not have speaker holes in the leather.
>The rear speakers are more interesting since as you pointed out I've
>got a nice aluminum bulkhead there and in some places it completely
>blocks the rear speakers. I'm almost at a loss on the rear speakers.
>I guess I just need to experiment with it a bit.
>As for my head unit, the 715DVD and 815DVD are the Kenwood models
>from a year or two ago. That's probably why you couldn't look them
>up. I'm going with an older refurbished one. Since my car is not a
>daily driver, I'm trying to be a little economical :)
>Not to worry, this is only one of the sound systems in the car.
>Interior and Exterior sounds will be in there as well.
>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "timnagin" <timnagin@...> wrote:
> >
> > >>  Also, can I just use kickers (ala DMC Garden Grove) in place
>of the
> > >>  dash speakers?
> > >
> > >Absolutely, in fact I'd recommend it.
> >
> >
> > Ah, now I understand what Gary was referring to.  When I
>read "kicker" I
> > thought he was referring to the Kicker brand.  Gary, if you use
> > kickers pieces your car won't be screen accurate. ;)
> >
> > No disrespect intended towards DMCGG but I saw these at DCS.  Kick
> > pieces like this are so very easy to make if you can work with
> >
> >
> > >I suggest you don't bother with the rear speakers. You won't find
> > >decent oblong speaker no matter how much money you spend, and I've
> > >heard they're a pain to get to
> >
> >
> > He probably won't be using those anyway since it is a conversion
>car.  What
> > would be really neat would be to hide some really nice outdoor
>speakers on
> > the outside of the car if you intend to play theme music.  Some
>people have
> > done similar things as you know.
> >
> > Greg

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