I had an early 1964 VW Microbus with a TUBE radio!! Click it on and wait a sec while it warms up! Of course it was not great sound, but still. I thought the tubes were cool!Dragon Breath makes a good point about the music source of those days. Definitely a very weak link for 12V audio.
As far as amplification, I suspect there's plenty of 30 year old amps (or older) that would sound just the same as anything today. The technology to make a flat playing low (at least inaudibly low) distortion amp is very old at this point. There's even some rather antiquated speakers that hold their own quite nicely.
That all said, some of these nostalgia guys really need to check out the state of the art. There simply is no way 70's stuff is better by any measure beyond efficiency, but these days power is super cheap and loudspeakers have evolved to take advantage of this.
This thread gets necro'd about once or twice a year so if anybody ever sees them or buys some they'll probably wind up here.
I little racist are we today?At least get the facts straight, it was Qualudes Lemon 714 and not oxy back then.
Do you have a picture of them ? ..I always enjoy seeing old school car audioI have a pair of speakers made by the same company in the box thay came with ,the company was tenne I think , the speakers are 6x9
I’m gonna try to post some vintage 6x9s on here tonight ..but none of the mind blowers unfortunately but some that will bring back good memories....here’s an old school teaserI will try tomorrow to take a picture of them for you.