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QuattroFour4

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    Upgrading C3 Corvette system--am I missing anything?

    Ended up taking your suggestions and the install will be finished tomorrow--I got a look at it today, nearly finished, and it looks/sounds clean! Any suggestions for settings for the Dayton app (I listen to all sorts of music)? Thanks to all of you for your help and suggestions!
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    Upgrading C3 Corvette system--am I missing anything?

    Is this what I want as far as the wiring? I'd get an extra 10' of speaker wire (20' comes with the kit) http://www.knukonceptz.com/mobile-audio/amp-installation-kits/sp/kolossus-fleks-4-gauge-4-channel-amplifier-installation-kit/ http://www.knukonceptz.com/mobile-audio/speaker-wire/karma-ss-speaker-kable/sp/karma-ss-12-gauge-speaker-wire/ And is Killmat the best bang-for-your-buck sound deadening? I'm guessing I'll want 80 mil?
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    Upgrading C3 Corvette system--am I missing anything?

    Awesome, thanks! You make some very convincing arguments
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    Upgrading C3 Corvette system--am I missing anything?

    Nope, still haven't ordered anything yet--wanted to get your guys' input first, and I'm glad I did
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    Upgrading C3 Corvette system--am I missing anything?

    And yeah, if fast rings are redundant for my purposes, I won't get them. Sound deadening seems like a must (lots of road noise--especially with the tops off).
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    Upgrading C3 Corvette system--am I missing anything?

    Yeah, I don't have the stock head unit, but I think the OEM one is 10 ohms? Won't that limit what speakers I can get? Or would it not matter since I won't be using the head unit anyway? I was drawn to the Kappa amp because of Infinity's reputation, the bluetooth feature, and the price. Will a 4-channel as opposed to a 2-channel amp really make a difference with these Morels, though (they're just 80W RMS)? And is 4 gauge vs. 8- auge necessary given my system is 160W RMS total? I'm not meaning to be cheap, but if something isn't going to make any difference now or in the future (not upgrading), I don't want to pay for it.
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    Upgrading C3 Corvette system--am I missing anything?

    When I bought my car, it actually came with some cheap aftermarket head unit, and I don't like the modern look in the car, which is what brought me to Custom Autosound. My current head unit isn't even connected, so I'm 100% sure this new setup will sound better
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    Upgrading C3 Corvette system--am I missing anything?

    I arrived at 10 gauge from Crutchfield's article (200W total RMS * 2 divided by 13.8 = ~28 amperes), but they suggest 8 gauge anyway in the Morel link, so I'll just go with 8 to be safe (def won't be adding any subs later). $33 is good--I'll look into Kill Mat, thanks!
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    Upgrading C3 Corvette system--am I missing anything?

    I'm guessing Custom Autosound's package deals won't sound nearly as good, and I'm willing to pay a couple hundred bucks more for better SQ. I went with their cheapest model once I found the Kappa amp had Bluetooth (so I didn't need this functionality in the head unit). And yeah, I'll be shopping around for the best prices over the next few weeks once I've established this setup makes sense. As far as sound deadening, I don't really want to bother with anything at this stage unless it's really cheap (hence the Home Depot suggestion)
  10. I bought a 1977 Corvette a year ago and am looking to upgrade the sound system. My priorities are too keep is as stock-looking as possible, and to have it sounding good at a pretty low price point. I'm not too knowledgeable with things car audio-related and was hoping you guys could take a look at what I've picked out so far to make sure I'm not doing anything stupid :D Head unit: Custom Autosound USA-230 (~$159) Speakers: Morel Maximo 5 (~$150) (woofers in the kick panels; tweeters under the dash in the stock location) Amp: Infinity Kappa K2 (~$140) Stinger Roadkill FAST Rings (~$50) 10-gauge wiring kit (~$25) (amp hopefully installed in the storage container--right next to the battery) Total comes out to ~$525 + install, which I'm fine with. Am I missing anything? Should I look to do some basic sound-deadening as well (waterproof repair tape from Home Depot, ~$20)?
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