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Replacement Stereo + Door Speakers

Started by sutekh, 06 June 2022, 02:25 AM

raueda1

This leads me think that there's a correlation between home audio tastes and what's acceptable in a car.  I'm a vintage Krell/Mark Levinson/Sonic Frontiers/Magneplanar guy.
-Dave
Now:  1976 6.9 Euro, 2015 GL550
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

orientrot

Quote from: raueda1 on 09 June 2022, 02:40 PMThis leads me think that there's a correlation between home audio tastes and what's acceptable in a car.  I'm a vintage Krell/Mark Levinson/Sonic Frontiers/Magneplanar guy.

I'm a vintage Yamaha/Carver/Klipschorn guy. I could find some Carver car audio stuff if I wanted to burn my car down and I'm afraid I can't replicate Klipschorns inside a family sedan.
75 450SEL
80 300SD- ZF8 OM606 superturbo
83 300D- 6-speed M111 Kompressor
84 300D- 5-speed OM617
92 300D- 722.6 OM603 3.5
93 190E 2.6 Sportline LE x2- 6-speed M111 turbo, 3.0 M103
02 C320 Wagon
03 Sprinter 2500
06 E500 4Matic Wagon

Neil4speed

Quote from: raueda1 on 09 June 2022, 02:40 PMThis leads me think that there's a correlation between home audio tastes and what's acceptable in a car.  I'm a vintage Krell/Mark Levinson/Sonic Frontiers/Magneplanar guy.

Funny, I was going to make a joke about wiring in some planars into the doors of the W116 but thought it would be too obscure. I have had maggies for a while, currently MG-10QR

sutekh

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Quote from: raueda1 on 09 June 2022, 02:40 PMThis leads me think that there's a correlation between home audio tastes and what's acceptable in a car.  I'm a vintage Krell/Mark Levinson/Sonic Frontiers/Magneplanar guy.

I think you're on to something here, and it seems obvious now that you mention it!

  • Vintage hi-fi: Heavy, powerful, and exceptionally well built during an era when quality still mattered.
  • W116: " " "

Aside from the afore mentioned Mac system, my vintage proclivities are almost exclusively Marantz & JBL (love that West Coast sound!), although I had a pair of Magnepan MG-IIs for several years and my wife has a set of Mini Maggies in her office :)

Quote from: orientrot on 09 June 2022, 07:30 PMI'm a vintage Yamaha/Carver/Klipschorn guy. I could find some Carver car audio stuff if I wanted to burn my car down and I'm afraid I can't replicate Klipschorns inside a family sedan.

Since you're a Carver fan, I found something you might be interested in for the w116: https://www.ebay.com/itm/154981743193
A Flame Linear car amp! What could possibly go wrong? Hahaha!


nathan

I read the post Sutekh, but just presumed you cut holes behind them.  No worries, the interior looked in good shape and Im sure the sound is much better than the old paper cone 4 inches.
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018

rumb

'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

orientrot

Quote from: sutekh on 10 June 2022, 01:18 PM[
Since you're a Carver fan, I found something you might be interested in for the w116: https://www.ebay.com/itm/154981743193
A Flame Linear car amp! What could possibly go wrong? Hahaha!


Vintage car amps are cool, but 30 years of circuits bouncing around and heat cycling on top of the already lackluster durability/reliability of Bob Carver products, I'd probably be safer to consecrate my car a Catholic church and fill it with lit votive candles.

I like my Carver/Sunfire stuff. I'm a couple years out of college so almost everything I own is by-chance estate auction or craigslist finds I could afford; I didn't seek most of it out. I will say that every Bob Carver product I have is in need of some level of repair. My favorite is probably my tube CD player, it's currently down and I think it needs a laser.
75 450SEL
80 300SD- ZF8 OM606 superturbo
83 300D- 6-speed M111 Kompressor
84 300D- 5-speed OM617
92 300D- 722.6 OM603 3.5
93 190E 2.6 Sportline LE x2- 6-speed M111 turbo, 3.0 M103
02 C320 Wagon
03 Sprinter 2500
06 E500 4Matic Wagon

JeffCullen

Thiel/Magnepan/Pass Labs/Sonic Frontiers/Stax nut checking in.

Things are not so exotic in the car... I slipped a $15 Bluetooth 5.0 module inside the functional Becker Mexico.
1979 300SD #6680 - Astralsilber - 146,000km

rumb

That Mac car stereo is the bomb!
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

Taha

Quote from: JeffCullen on 20 June 2022, 12:30 AMThiel/Magnepan/Pass Labs/Sonic Frontiers/Stax nut checking in.

Things are not so exotic in the car... I slipped a $15 Bluetooth 5.0 module inside the functional Becker Mexico.

If you don't mind could you please explain how you did that? I like to do the same thing on mine. Thanks in advance.
1978 280S

Neil4speed

Quote from: Taha on 22 June 2022, 10:53 PM
Quote from: JeffCullen on 20 June 2022, 12:30 AMThiel/Magnepan/Pass Labs/Sonic Frontiers/Stax nut checking in.

Things are not so exotic in the car... I slipped a $15 Bluetooth 5.0 module inside the functional Becker Mexico.

If you don't mind could you please explain how you did that? I like to do the same thing on mine. Thanks in advance.
I second that! Super interested