107 AUDIO THREAD - Mercedes-Benz Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 11:00 AM
Bob's yer uncle!
 
nobby's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: '83 280 SL 5 speed - The PIG
Location: Barrie, Ontario, CANADA, eh?
Posts: 22,544
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
107 AUDIO THREAD

There are many of us that have upgraded our vehicle's sound system either through complete

aftermarket replacements or upgrading the existing Becker and speakers.

Some of the ideas used have been down right imaginative and unique.

Either way, it would be nice if they were all in one place to review.

Also....any helpful tips on removing / installing grills, head units, speakers etc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocky raccoon View Post
Soldier on Old Chap. The Pig is you and you are the Pig.

Last edited by nobby; 03-25-2012 at 11:20 AM.
nobby is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 11:10 AM
Bob's yer uncle!
 
nobby's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: '83 280 SL 5 speed - The PIG
Location: Barrie, Ontario, CANADA, eh?
Posts: 22,544
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
1983 280SL...THE PIG

I chose to go completely aftermarket for the sound system in the PIG.

I enjoy full, loud music and it can be acheived in a convertible.

I started with a Pioneer head unit 4 X 60 watts which I have my front 4" Pioneer TSA1057 dash speakers and a pair of JL Audio tweeters hooked up with a spliter.
The head unit also runs 2 - 6 X9 JBL speakers on the parcel shelf.

All the speakers are run with no bass.

The bass comes from a 10" Infinity subwoofer and a Crossfire VR302 amp that is mounted on the faux parcel shelf that I contructed out of MDF and carpeted.


This system kicks ass however, I could use a new head unit with some face plate aux. plugs.
The head unit I have is 7 years old now and a little outdated if you want to use , say, an Ipod.
I currently use an FM transmitter for my Ipod.
Attached Images
       

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocky raccoon View Post
Soldier on Old Chap. The Pig is you and you are the Pig.
nobby is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 11:16 AM
Bob's yer uncle!
 
nobby's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: '83 280 SL 5 speed - The PIG
Location: Barrie, Ontario, CANADA, eh?
Posts: 22,544
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Dash Speaker Grill / Speaker Removal

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...w-replace.html

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...on-w-pics.html

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...nger-side.html
Attached Images
   
Attached Images
File Type: jpg dash speaker.jpg (20.0 KB, 226 views)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocky raccoon View Post
Soldier on Old Chap. The Pig is you and you are the Pig.

Last edited by nobby; 03-28-2012 at 05:08 PM.
nobby is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 11:19 AM
Bob's yer uncle!
 
nobby's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: '83 280 SL 5 speed - The PIG
Location: Barrie, Ontario, CANADA, eh?
Posts: 22,544
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Ultimate Car Stereo

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...sl-stereo.html
Attached Images
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocky raccoon View Post
Soldier on Old Chap. The Pig is you and you are the Pig.
nobby is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 11:27 AM
Bob's yer uncle!
 
nobby's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: '83 280 SL 5 speed - The PIG
Location: Barrie, Ontario, CANADA, eh?
Posts: 22,544
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
REAR SPEAKER OPTIONS

Many rear speaker options.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...nclosures.html
Attached Images
       

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocky raccoon View Post
Soldier on Old Chap. The Pig is you and you are the Pig.
nobby is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 05:20 PM
Bob's yer uncle!
 
nobby's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: '83 280 SL 5 speed - The PIG
Location: Barrie, Ontario, CANADA, eh?
Posts: 22,544
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Please feel free to join in.

Many of you have some nice set ups.

And I would like some pics and info on the map pocket speakers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocky raccoon View Post
Soldier on Old Chap. The Pig is you and you are the Pig.
nobby is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 07:34 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Velocity Vector's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2012
Vehicle: 1987 560SL
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
here's 3 more
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	55.2 KB
ID:	434343   Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	1666
Size:	60.3 KB
ID:	434345  
Attached Images
 

C:\Documents and Settings\PDS\Desktop\All KC\560SL
1987 560SL
2011 S550
2007 ML320 CDI
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Velocity Vector is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 07:41 PM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Mar 2012
Vehicle: 88 560sl
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd also like to hear/see some input from anyone who has gone the door speaker route with their 107. I used to own a 77 450sl that had the "usual" upgrade with some Kenwood 4" in the dash and 6x9's in the back, just powered off of the head unit. Yes, its a night and day improvement over the stock setup, but still nothing that great sound-wise. Now I'm back on here as I'm currently looking for a 560sl for my next fun car and one thing I'd definitely like to do is to go with some type of door speakers. I have seen them both mounted right in the door panel as well as ones that either replace or make use of the map pockets. I'm a audio nut, so I'd like to put something good together for the 560. My preliminary thoughts would be some 6.5" components in the doors and a nice sub in the package shelf, but I'd love to see what other people havee come up with in the way of door speakers.
bt5150 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 10:15 PM
yka
BenzWorld Extremist
 
yka's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: US spec MB560SL 1986, Audi A4 2pcs, Ford Taunus 1964 17M and 2.0 1975
Location: Finland Suolahti
Posts: 1,104
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Skype™ to yka
Under dash invisible mid bass speakers from DTL

German W107 supplier DTL sells under dash mid bass speakers, these speakers itself are a VISATON flat speakers. The idea is strenghten dash coaxial speaker bass performance.

This passenger side under dash blank panel is missing from SL models, may be it has belong into SLS models. On the German spare part films it is illustrated.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	395_0.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	174.6 KB
ID:	434371   Click image for larger version

Name:	395_2.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	131.2 KB
ID:	434372   Click image for larger version

Name:	img_0743.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	150.9 KB
ID:	434373   Click image for larger version

Name:	img_0744.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	134.4 KB
ID:	434374  

Yka

Last edited by yka; 03-26-2012 at 11:43 AM. Reason: ...passenger side...
yka is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 11:14 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Fonzi's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 70_250c_2.8 71_250_2.8 72_250c_2.8 73_450sl_sold 78_450slc_5.0_ragtop 81_280slc_4spd_stick
Location: Philadelphia Area
Posts: 12,092
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
to get dash speaker grill cover back on



what looks like nice work to me:








Fonzi is offline  
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Roadster Forums > R/C107 SL/SLC Class


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
Do It Yourself (DIY) repair thread and wheel and tyre thread Dr.Grillz W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 186 06-03-2014 05:19 PM
Naked girls thread...18+ yrs old to enter this thread. KamiL Off-Topic 125 12-06-2013 12:28 AM
w202 audio: post what you got thread expo5.0 W202 C-Class 15 04-20-2009 08:19 AM
Thread Hijacking or Thread Bullies firstmb W164 M-Class 7 08-27-2005 10:11 PM
Interesting thread regarding using the OBD II port. Periokid, you might want to read this thread... SteveL R170 SLK Class 2 04-30-2002 01:29 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome