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Hello to All,

Helping my Father-in-law put together a system since his 1985 C4. The bose system is toast and never sounded all that well to begin with. I am looking for pics of single din head units installed with a nice kit or maybe a .5 DIN EQ and various speakers installed in the doors and rears. Here is a little background.

He just wants to start out simple with a head unit and 4 speakers. He reads just about every Corvette aftermarket parts book and is sold on the DIN 1.5 Pioneer DEH-P77DH. I have read that there are fitment problems with this unit. More specifically that its a really tight fit, that the detachable face will not come off once installed and that its a real pain to install. I am trying to talk him into a single din unit since you can get so much more for your buck and those Pioneer units are a bit dated. Plus they are kinda ugly and don't look good in the vettes dash.

I also need info on speaker sizes. I understand that the blose speaker are really pods with an amp mated to the speaker. Once the pods are removed what size speakers can fit in the doors and rear pillars. I heard 6x9's will drop right in after drilling new holes. What about the fronts? We don't want to hack the car up too much but if it could be done clean then we'll go that way. Will MDF rings be needed or are there parts out there for this app.

Later on, once we have a decent system running, I will talk to him about amps and a sub. I know my car audio well and know what brands to get and what to stay away from. Keep in mind that when pops was around 20 the 8 track was the HiFi of the day.

I haven't had the chance for him to listen to my Jetta that has an Alpine HU, Two Arc Audio amps, ARC PEQ, Rainbow Comps and Image Dynamics IDQ subs. It sounds very nice. Once he hears this he will want more power. I don't want to discourage him right off the bat. We are on a budget. Our family is all pitching in for the Head Unit and speakers.

Thanks for any pics you can dig up.
 

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Hey welcome to the site. There are about a hundred posts in this section covering that very thing. Either search some terms or just browse this section and all your question should be answered. About the only thing I haven't seen in here is a good way to cover the hole for a single din radio. I am going to do something different with mine I'm just not sure what yet.
Here are a few shots of my car with the normal Alpine in there then with the new Alpine DVD screen.





 

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Thanks Raid,

I actually did look and did search and came up with little of nothing. Thanks for you pics. That is one of the things I am trying to find out. Can a din unit be installed cleanly, without gaps.

Hey welcome to the site. There are about a hundred posts in this section covering that very thing. Either search some terms or just browse this section and all your question should be answered. About the only thing I haven't seen in here is a good way to cover the hole for a single din radio. I am going to do something different with mine I'm just not sure what yet.
Here are a few shots of my car with the normal Alpine in there then with the new Alpine DVD screen.
 

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Welcome to DC!

I don't know if you ran across my thread.......http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35347&highlight=system .......but I installed the Pioneer DEH-P77DH. The only fitment issue I had was getting the face plate to remove after the center dash is re-installed. It comes off but rubs on the insides of the dash a bit so 2 hands are needed to remove it. I wasn't too upset about that issue as it's not really that hard to remove.

As far as the rears, the enclosure has a ring attached to it and can be reused for 6x9's. The door speakers are another beast in themselves. You can see in one of my pic's that the hole is square. To mount ANY aftermarket speaker up there you have to make a mounting plate and then recess the speaker in the plate. Take a glance over my install in thread I posted and if you have any questions let me know. :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks! My Father in law really wants that head unit. Im trying to talk him out of it because it lacks a lot of features you can find on most din size decks. Most of all is an adequate EQ.

He's old skool though and wants to keep it as close to stock as possible. I guess this is what he is going to get then.

HU: Pioneer DEH-P77DH
Fronts: Infinity Reference 6012I
Rears: Infinity Reference 9612I

No amp or sub. He doesnt want them out in the open and doesnt want to loose any space. Like I said, he is old skool. It going to sound better than his busted bose system.

Thanks for your help.

Welcome to DC!

I don't know if you ran across my thread.......http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35347&highlight=system .......but I installed the Pioneer DEH-P77DH. The only fitment issue I had was getting the face plate to remove after the center dash is re-installed. It comes off but rubs on the insides of the dash a bit so 2 hands are needed to remove it. I wasn't too upset about that issue as it's not really that hard to remove.

As far as the rears, the enclosure has a ring attached to it and can be reused for 6x9's. The door speakers are another beast in themselves. You can see in one of my pic's that the hole is square. To mount ANY aftermarket speaker up there you have to make a mounting plate and then recess the speaker in the plate. Take a glance over my install in thread I posted and if you have any questions let me know. :thumbsup:
 
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