A good customer of ours brought us a gorgeous 1928 Chrysler Coupe. This car had been restored, and there were some issues with the stereo that needed to be addressed. This car was beautiful, and we were happy to help him out!
As we looked at the stereo equipment that was in the vehicle, we realized that since it already had a nice Alpine cd player installed in the headliner we should focus on sound quality. The money that would have been spent to replace the cd player was better served upgrading and adding speakers. This vehicle only had two 6×9 speakers in the rear deck… Off to work we go!
Only having two rear speakers, the staging and overall quality of the sound reproduction was completely off… Who goes to a rock concert and stands backwards?! We KNEW right off the bat we needed to fix this. The vehicle had replacement kick panels with enough room for speakers, so we started by dying them to match the interior and cutting them out for a 6.5″ speaker. They turned out great! We didn’t have much depth to work with, so in these new speaker locations we chose to install German Maestro CC6508 Concept Series coax speakers. We then installed German Maestro CC6908 coax speakers to replace the old ones in the rear deck. All four speaker grilles were dyed to match the two-tone restored interior as well.
Being a classic car, there were a LOT of (hidden) modifications and wire repair that needed to be done. Nothing we couldn’t handle! While we were installing the speakers we also found a connection issue in the back side of the fuse panel. After fixing this problem his gauges worked! So not only did he get to pick up his 1928 Chrysler with a great sounding stereo, but his beautiful instrument cluster gauges now operated appropriately! Another antique car with a stereo that sounds as superb as the car looks!