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Old 08-26-2010, 08:30 AM
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I installed the Corvette Central kick panels with speakers. I already have the CC dual cone radio speakers installed in the dash.

My FM radio/cassette player is adequate as it has a line input for my mp3 player but it only has 2 channels. It has rca jacks in back to attach an amplifier. I would prefer a very small amp that can be mounted in the glove box or behind the center console...

Any ideas or suggestions?

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You can parallel the speakers in the left door with the speakers in the left side of the dash. Ditto the right side.
Get an earphone booster for MP3 input.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:12 PM
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Will that reduce the sound going to the dash speakers?

Not sure what you mean by an earphone booster.... Are they sold at Radio Shack?

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You can parallel the speakers in the left door with the speakers in the left side of the dash. Ditto the right side.
Get an earphone booster for MP3 input.
See attached.

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well if you didn't already have the headunit i would recommend an alpine unit with the power pack http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/ktp-445/ verry nice product but since you have a head unit already and assuming you dont want to upgrade... for all i know u could have an alpine unit... but any way
http://www.woofersetc.com/p8008/FX48...-Amplifier.htm something like this spl brand is small and an allright brand its 4 channel as for 2 channel http://www.woofersetc.com/p6274/TXi4...-Amplifier.htm its a hifonics http://www.woofersetc.com/p8532/KAC5...-Amplifier.htm kenwood 2 channel... as far as a earphone booster goes i wouldn't recommend it its bad for the speakers and your hearing... its not the volume its distortion....... sound waves flatten when boosted via cheap line boosters like that its like turning the gain up to much. its best seen on an o-scope...
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well if you didn't already have the headunit i would recommend an alpine unit with the power pack http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/ktp-445/ verry nice product but since you have a head unit already and assuming you dont want to upgrade... for all i know u could have an alpine unit... but any way
http://www.woofersetc.com/p8008/FX48...-Amplifier.htm something like this spl brand is small and an allright brand its 4 channel as for 2 channel http://www.woofersetc.com/p6274/TXi4...-Amplifier.htm its a hifonics http://www.woofersetc.com/p8532/KAC5...-Amplifier.htm kenwood 2 channel... as far as a earphone booster goes i wouldn't recommend it its bad for the speakers and your hearing... its not the volume its distortion....... sound waves flatten when boosted via cheap line boosters like that its like turning the gain up to much. its best seen on an o-scope...
Thanks but looking at the dimensions of those units they are too larger. I'm looking for a much smaller unit...
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Can you not mount a amp under the passengers seat ? Of the ones posted I would go for the SPl 4 channel amp as It has good power.
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Not enough room under the seats for an amp. I already have an amp anout those sizes I purchased from Radio Shack a few years back. I want a small amp...

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their are much smaller amps but they are brands i dont trust http://www.woofersetc.com/p6532/CX15...-Amplifier.htm http://www.woofersetc.com/p4150/A200...-Amplifier.htm to get a good amp size is usually a factor alot of times what i used to do when i didnt have a place for an amp id install it to the reverse side of the rear speaker deck or behind some body panels as for size being such a huge issue the only one id recommend is that alpine unit i posted at the beginning due to its reliability and ability to take the heat were their and lets face it is no air flow
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Thanks but once again these dimensions (2nd link) Height: 2 1/8", Width: 11 1/16", Depth: 9 7/8" for the first amp are way too large... Again I want a SMALL amp. I have no room to mount an amp that size. I already have an amp of those dimensions....

First link is a little better dimensions 9-13/16"W x 2-5/16"H x 6-1/8"L, but don't think it would fit....

Any other suggestions?

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i know if a few others that are alot smaller but their not verry good brands i can give you the info but its not something you want to go up in smoke under your dash
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