Originally Posted by emanon25
in my 1972 27' overlander there are three oem speakers, two in the forward area and on in the state room between the galley and the head. i have been unable to locate where the radio was originally installed, thus where the wires from the speakers may be found. can anyone help.
I've also experienced the missing speaker wires. Mine had fallen down behind the fiberglass insulation, but I did find them by fishing around. From what I found in my Overlander it seems the OEM system used a common ground (all the ground wires from the four speakers were put together). And they were connected to the ground wire as well. This is not normally acceptable for modern CD/AM/FM units that need to have each speaker ground connected separately to the amp.
So, once you do find the wires, you may have to do some minor cutting and re-wiring. I used an ohm meter to determine which ground wire went with its positive line. I have the color code if you get to that part.
I did have a tough time finding 4" replacement speakers shallow enough to fit, but finally settled for two pairs of 4 ohm speakers with spacer rings from WalMart that actually sound awesome. I can't believe I'm saying this since I'm a tube amp fanatic, but it really sounds good! The whole Airstream resonates nicely at about 100 watts output!
Anybody out there want my OEM Jensens? They're a little noisey, but they are original!