Great music in my Barracuda for only $70.

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  1. harrisonm

    harrisonm Well-Known Member

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    I went to a stereo shop here to ask what I could do for some decent music without altering the dash. I would mount an AM FM CD player under the dash, but the AC vents from the Classic Auto Air did not leave room. The guy told me that for about $600 he could install a unit that could read music from a cell phone or similar device via bluetooth, an amplifier and a few speakers in my kick panels (I have an extra pair). He said it would sound good, and it could be hidden under a seat. He is REALLY good, and I have used him before. I told him I'd have to think about it. Here is what I wound up doing. I downloaded the Accuradio app on my cell phone. It has literally thousands of songs on it. Rock, Hip Hop, just about anything you can imagine. And when I rate a song with 5 stars, it gets saved in a file just for me. I have about a hundred of my favorites saved. Then I went to Best Buy and bought a Sony bluetooth speaker for $70. It is shaped like a tube similar in size to a 1 pound tube of sausage. It is rechargeable, and the sound that comes from it is amazing. Now, when I cruise in the Cuda, I just place the Sony speaker on the passenger seat, bring up my Accuradio app and play my playlist. The $600 setup could not have sounded much better.
     
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    • 70dart340

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      It would be perfect if you could wire the rechargeable speaker to be powered form the car electrical system.
       
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      • diymirage

        diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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        Depending on what voltage the speaker takes to charge, that can't be too hard

        I'm guessing most of em now use a USB wire to charge it
        Not too hard to wire a USB plug somewhere in the car

        (I have one wired into the ratchet shifter housing)
         
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          70dart340 Well-Known Member

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          I think most USB chargers are +5 volts. If you still have the evil cigarette lighter, you could wire the charger into that circuit. Plenty of amps.
           
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          • harrisonm

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            I could, but I usually only cruise around for an hour or so, and the speaker's battery lasts for several hours.

            I could use the same type of a cell phone charger that plugs into a cigarette lighter. That is how I charge it at home.
             
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              Last year I drove a 66 Dart from Seattle to Oakland as a donor car for my Bcuda project. I bought a rechargeable bluetooth speaker at walmart in Seattle, rocked out to my favorite tunes on the road, and returned it for a full refund at the walmart in Oakland. Money well spent!
               
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                Have not yet. Too much other stuff to buy. Currently rounding up stuff for sonny's 318. This looks like its gonna be the winner for me though. The 25W x 4 amplifier box he sells from time to time. Plan is to put 6x9s in the rear deck, 4x6s in the kick panels, and 3.5s in the dash. 3.5s will get bass blockers and wired with the 4x6s. I got 2 pairs of beautiful vintage 6x9 radio shack metal speaker grilles. These are just the right vibe for a 67-69 cuda coupe rear deck for my 67 coupe. I found 1 set that was used and chrome plated a few years back on evilbay. I had no idea what brand they were at the time, but they looked the right era to me so I bought em. I sandblasted and primered. Then found another set on evilbay new in radio shack packages that was textured black and came with mounting hardware. I think they were $14 each, I had to get em for my sons 69 coupe. I will use my homemade 3.5" dash mounts in the front too. Pic of the primered ones. I think this style of metal grilles really fit the period of the car.

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