Thinking of putting the trusty Kienzle in the 'vette sooner or later, but so far I‘ll be sticking with the original radio. Would this change be rad or un-rad?
Sadly, the original radio makes some high-pitched noises (not the alternator) that won‘t go away. Also, the antenna is broken (did I ever mention this?) but I got the original replacement part for it from the previous owner. It's quite a pita to change it, but I'll do it soon. I doubt the noise will go away with the new antenna; I don't think that's the culprit.
Going with a single din-slot radio means buying something like this, which would probably end up looking like this but hopefully a little less bling and fitting more snugly into the dashboard. I think the Kienzle will visually fit into the interior of the car.
Personally, I'd look into options to either fix and keep the original radio or get another original radio.
I just feel that the Kienzle feels too modern or too European for Corvette's interior. Also, I love when cars are all-original, down to the radio. Besides, I wouldn't care too much about a radio in a car with a 5.7 L V8.
However, I get that the connectivity options the Kienzle has make life much simpler. I guess it all goes down to how much music you'd listen in your car and how you'd listen to it.