How many watts does one need in a radio? How many speakers?
I've got a 65 convertable. I still haven't decided on a radio or speakers.
I'm looking at the USA5 or 6, with 140watts and seperarte CD changer (best price I can find is 425 & 15 for shipping)
But I see the new aftermarket radios that cant be mounted unless I cut the dash with 200watts or more and they cost $150-200+tax
And then I'm looking at buying an original custom autosound radio (no idea of wattage, but its got the hookup for a cd changer) and its like $25+20 for shipping
Can anyone tell me if I'll even notice the difference between them? I know how the original am radio sounds, and I was somewhat ok with it until my radio station went off the air. And I got a really crappy aftermarket radio/CB but it just sucks (came with the car) in fact if it only had AM it would be worse than the orginal AM radio.
The other question is speaker layout. The dash mounts a 4x10, I think the kicker panel for speakers is a great idea. I don't want to cut my doors. And I'm open to cutting my interior convertable panels to mount speakers there (I've seen 6's but I'm hoping for a flush mount kit, what I've seen at local car shows didn't get me excited) And what wattage speakers do I want, 2way,3way,4way, dual cone. I got no clue. And being that its a convertable there's little room elsewhere and honestly I don't need super premium hear me a mile away set up. I don't really have a budget constraint, obviously I'd like to get it for free (hehe) at most I want to spend a few hundred. But I'm cheap so.....
Thanks, shoot me any ideas please.
65 Vert w/ 17x8 Bullits 245/45/17zr, shelby drop, 620's 1" drop coils & 5 Leaf-mid eye, Koni's, 600cfm holly, edelbrock performer intake, Hipo exhaust w/ Super Turbos.