Discussion in 'The ragtop shop' started by 71SkylarkConv, Aug 30, 2021.
Has anyone found a good way to mount speakers in the back seat of their convertible?
There are factory positions for speakers in the trunk (vertical). I just replaced one of my speakers in my GS convertible last week.
I have done it but it seems to be a waste of time.
Between the road noise wind noise and the joyous sounds coming from the engine compartment I can't hear any music anyway
On my LeSabre, from the factory the back speakers are mounted to the back of the back seats facing the trunk (weird I know). Works OK though they do sound better with the top up. Not familiar with what people do with Skylarks, but it's an idea.
Same factory position for the "A" bodies....
You will be limited on the size of the 6x9 speaker you can use, they have to be thin to fit. You don't have much room to stuff them in from the trunk and I don't think (maybe you do) have access to the area if you remove the back seat. Maybe you can mount them backwards from inside the trunk so they face the back seat ?
Mine had a single speaker in the back from the factory to give the Stereo effect for the factory 8 track player..... 1968 technology...
If you don't want to modify your car there are low profile speakers that sit under the front seats.
I've been thinking the same thing. The Wildcat has 1 speaker mounted behind the grill in the center of the seat back. With no closed in trunk there is little to no base response. Due to the canvas "bag" the top folds into there really is not much room to make any sort of box.
Here's what one person decided to do.
I refused to cut any panels in my verts so bought a set similar to this and mounted them under the front seat with two sided tape. They sounded surprisingly better than expected with the top down at high speed.
I just use my phone and a big bluetooth portable speaker on my back seat for longer trips. Usually I would rather hear just my engines music.
My radio has been on less that one hour total over the 21 years I have owned my GS. I fixed the back speaker just because it bothered me that it did not work.
This is what I did to help out: http://fixjet.ca/speaker.html
It does make a big difference, the rear factory 6x9 locations with the top down is pretty much useless. I just can't bring myself to cut any panels and putting speaker boxes behind the front seat will work but then when friends want a ride it all goes out the window. The bluetooth portable speaker is a great idea!
I bought thin mount marine speakers to put in the back. They are decent enough to have some music but they aren't amazing by any stretch of the imagination. This winter I will build custom panels that will allow for higher quality speakers, but from what I've seen I'll have to modify some of the pieces behind it.