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Old 02-08-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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Looking for 2 speakers (or covers) for '78 Argosy

Does anyone out there have some of the speaker covers (or speakers with covers) that you are wanting to sell? Our 78 Argosy has the cream color plastic frame with a lighter brown fabric cover. Our speakers work fine now but if you're standing in the kitchen area or on the middle gaucho, you can't hear the stereo unless it is cranked up which blasts out the person on the front gaucho. So, we need two to mount on the kitchen cabinetry wall, so the brown ones would work also.
Let me know because I want them!
If not, suggestions on what others have done with speakers?
Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Not looking for free speakers

Just in case you thought I wanted them for free, I am willing to buy something! I can't believe no one out there has anything. So sad.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #3
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any chance you can post some photos of what it is you are looking for? I might have some for you. They are from the front end cap cabinet and live behind tambor doors. This is on a 71 Overlander, so a photo might help. I also know of a mid 70's Argosy being gutted out.
I am not soliciting business, these are on my "free to a good home" shelf..
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:46 AM   #4
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Beth,
When I purchased my Argosy a short time ago, I found 2 extra sets of speakers inside (not original,sorry). There was a hole in the wood of the overhead end caps (bulkhead?), and car speakers attached inside the cabinet. With the fabric upholstery covering the facing I didn't know the speakers were there until I opened the doors. There was also a pair of box speakers attached to the outside of the fridg cabinet and one one the pantry wall.
Good luck finding what you need or want!
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:48 PM   #5
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I just pulled 2 6 1/2 speakers in bed area previous owner custom built some cabinet I ripped it down. If I can come up with a solution and find 2 speakers with posts to mount off original bolt holes and figure out something to go over window I may have 2. I know this unit has $2800 upgraded stereo setup. If you want couple cheap speakers may I suggest searching marine 6 1/2s do froogle search. Picked some up for boat in black look nice sound ok not top line $17bucks shipped.

Provantage was there name search pyle speakers find some you like in marine

PROVANTAGE: Pyle PLMR-62 Pyle 6 1/2 inch 2-WY Marine Speaker System
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:04 PM   #6
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The speakers in my 1983 Excella are 5" speakers rather than 6". I replaced all four a few years ago. See http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...ent-38596.html for photos, including the covers.

As I mentioned in that thread, the original speakers were incredible junk. Only two of the four even matched. Don't even consider looking for "genuine Airstream" speakers, at least from the old days. Good sets of speakers are readily available.

As far as those square brown covers in my photos, they are unique to Airstreams I think. You will have to scare them up used if that's what you need. I could use the outside trim that holds the grill in place (See post 9) for one of my speakers, myself. Just haven't tried to look for one.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #7
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If you want to shop for new speakers, IMHO there are two types of stores that carry them. The auto/boat stores, and the home theatre shops.

Generally speaking, I believe that the boat stores sell the same stuff the auto guys do, only they might be "toughened" for marine exposure, and have white trim panels.

The home theatre guys have units that are designed to be built into walls, and they are in general, selling better grade speakers, but they are really meant to go with better amplifiers than what are built into the car stereos that trailers usually have as systems.

I feel that a good car stereo shop is your best best. It is probably important to let them match you up a system, and more importantly, wire it into your TT in a way that will not hum or flat your battery because of the so-called "parasitic" connections car systems like to use for programming and clocks.

If you are not using a sub-woofer, I don't feel that it's important to have a lot of power, given the interior dimensions of most TTs. I also feel that many car stereo systems have an overly "bright" sound (too much treble) and this adds to the perception of "loud" quite a bit.

It's always important to bring along some music you will actually listen to and audition the speakers, if at all possible. Speaker specs are completely worthless IMO, and give no idea at all how they sound. Play them at realistic volumes and shop/audition during a quiet time for the store, if you can. You will be surprised how different even the best speakers sound from each other!
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I'm quite happy w/ the Polk speakers I put in our tow vehicle recently; about $60/pair at Amazon. They're marine rated, which means condensation, leaks(!), etc. won't damage the speakers.

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Old 02-13-2012, 07:56 AM   #9
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any chance you can post some photos of what it is you are looking for? I might have some for you. They are from the front end cap cabinet and live behind tambor doors. This is on a 71 Overlander, so a photo might help. I also know of a mid 70's Argosy being gutted out.
I am not soliciting business, these are on my "free to a good home" shelf..

Thanks for the info everyone!
Here are the speaker covers we have now. They are just a little over 6" square. The additional two will be mounted on our Argosy woodgrain aluminum cabinets in the kitchen area, so the brown frames and darker brown covers would be fine. Of course, we don't care about the "speaker" part of it but are interested in the outside cover. If the inside works too, that's good but not as important.
Thanks. Beth
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Beth,
Better late than never? I have a pair of covers with the dark brown frame. Let me know if you are still in need.

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I have 4 of those
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I meant to say I have 4 of exactly what you need. Same color and condition.
PM me if you want them
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