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1969 Duetto - I want to install a REAL Earbleeding Stereo need advice

1969 Duetto - I want to install a REAL Earbleeding Stereo need advice.

i just put in a new front end stereo and tiny underdash mounted speakers and they distort and sound like crap. I cant seem to locate a good spot to install some earbleeder speakers. i think the front end stereo is fine but the speakers are so tiny they cant handle the output. I'm trying to goto 11.

i was thinking about cutting into the door panels but it looks small also.

i was then then thinking about installing a speaker "box" and anchoring it to the floor behind the seats. but sounds weird to me.

any advice from anyone who has modernized their duetto audio on where and what to install is appreciated.
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anyone have any thoughts?? if not ear bleeding then at least medicore .
mine now sounds terrible.
greatly appreciated in advance.
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There are lots of places you can cut holes in and install speakers. Mine had four, two in the kick panels and two in the rear, one on each side.

Honestly, with an open air car, I don't think you will be getting the kind of acoustics that you want.

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I'd try to avoid making modifications that aren't reversible. But that's just me. It's going to be tough to get really high quality sound in a Spider. I think I'd make sure my amplifier has plenty of clean power first. Not necessarily to be loud, but because if it is underpowered distortion kicks in and the best speakers won't help. After that, I'd lean toward a box to put behind the seats. That way you get volume (space) and you shouldn't get resonances from the body panels like you would in the doors. Also, it would be reversible. You could replace the speakers that are currently under the dash with similar but hxigfer quality ones. Since they're sharing the work with the speakers behind the seats it would probably be ok. Just remember to turn it off sometimes and listen to the engine!
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I made a speaker enclosure to fit in the rear of my Spider. 8" woofers, 5" Midrange and 3" Horn tweeters. Finished it to look like the steering wheel.
Also mounted 2 6" multi range speakers by the lower kick boards. Didn't like cutting holes into my new door panels.
Just have a 50 watt system, but I bought an amp to install in the speaker box.
Box is cool cause I didn't cut anything and just ran the wires under my mats.

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I took the stereo out of my Duetto altogether. I use my iPod (now iPhone) and bluetooth headphones. Otherwise, it doesn't matter what speakers you use. We are so used to air-tight coupes with soundproof windows, we do not realize how much noise is there with the top down. Top down on the freeway and you can't hear your speakers unless they are so loud that the cop next to you complains.

Besides, I have a GTA airbox and Magnaflow SS exhaust (with stinger) and LOVE to hear the carbs sucking away and the tailpipe burbling.

For each his own.

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I do the same. The nano-sized ipod fits nicely in the Duetto ashtray. I don't think a full-blown stereo in a noisy-by-nature convertible would add much. I save the automotive stereo experience for the 330 ci.

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I took the stereo out of my Duetto altogether. I use my iPod (now iPhone) and bluetooth headphones. Otherwise, it doesn't matter what speakers you use. We are so used to air-tight coupes with soundproof windows, we do not realize how much noise is there with the top down. Top down on the freeway and you can't hear your speakers unless they are so loud that the cop next to you complains.

Besides, I have a GTA airbox and Magnaflow SS exhaust (with stinger) and LOVE to hear the carbs sucking away and the tailpipe burbling.

For each his own.

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