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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 01:27 AM
claSSic Caprice
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If I get a pair of subs will I be needing the 6x9s in the back? will I be able to just take the stock ones out and add some better speakers there later? I don't know much about car audio (even tho I sucessfuly installed my pioneer headunit lol).
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 07:36 AM
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If your going for sound quality then you really don't need them just a really good component system.
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 12:04 PM
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My personal feelings are that 6x9s aren't great and if you have subs and a good component system in front then they will just detract from the sound quality. I would go with no speakers in back or a set of coaxials of the same quality as the components. If I was on a budget I would just get front separates and subs.
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 01:58 PM
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I agree with Nate. I have had 6x9's in for a while, and im takin them out. Having the space open for the subs to "breath" into the car will make in louder, and plus they are distorting and the sound quality is goin down hill. Im gettin rid of my 4x and 6x's and gettin a good set of 6.5 comps for the front. Thats the best setup to have for good quality and loud sound i think.
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 10:34 PM
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ok my plan is to take the 6x9s out and put in some components in the back(if possible) besides the front ones. The subs will take care of bass. Everything besides the subs will be powered by the reciever.
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-19-2003, 05:39 PM
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Id Say, It Depends On What Type Of Music You Like To Listen To! I Have a Set Of Infinity Kapaa 6.5 Components In The Front And a Set Of Infinity Kappa 3 Way 6X9's In The Rear Deck, All 4 Are Powered By a Rockford Fosgate 4 Way, 75 Watt Per Channel Amp And an MTX 3 Way X-Over. Head Unit Is an Alpine CDA-D857 Full Face. I Dont Listen To Rap And Prefer To Keep The Paint On The Outside Of The Rear Of My Car And My Fillings In My Teeth So I Dont Need My System To "Bump" As You Young Guys Call It. My Low End Is Handled By an "Infinity Bass-Link" Which Provides Me More Than Enough Bass To Fill Out The Low End And My Neighbors Thank Me For It! Dont Have Any Rattles In The Rear Because I Lined The Deck Top And Bottom Along With The Doors With "Dyna-Mat. Classic Rock Is Me So This Setup Does Me Great! Besides, The Spare Tire Allready Takes Up Enough Of The Trunk Room Anyways! Just My 2 Cents......Mike
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-21-2003, 11:51 AM
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If you get components invest in a 2 channel amp or 4 if your going w/ two sets in the front and rear. I wouldnt spend the $ on components unless you have more then the HU to power them. I had a nice 6 channel ADS amp powered at 150x2 up front briged and 75x2 in the rear and that was clear. Right now im running a JL 300/4 75/4 and it screams just as well. I have A/D/S comps up front and Infinity perfect comps in the rear. I cant image the rear comps missing, or no sound for that matter so get something for a filler that can run off the HU. I would think for SQ that the fillers would be important. If not you better make sure you have your comps in the front positioned perfectly.
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-2003, 11:53 PM
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if I take out my stock 6x9s in the back do I just unwire them and leave the wires there, can I use the stock wiring to hook up my new speakers whenever I get them? oh and another question, will 2 subs that are 4 ohms work with a mono sub that can run at 2 ohms?
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-23-2003, 12:52 AM
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ClaSSic, Just Unplug Your Rear Speakers And Tie Off The Wires, Wont Hurt Anything! Not Sure What Your Trying To Do With The Subs? You Ask: Will 2 Subs That Are 4 Ohms Work With a Sub That Is 2 Ohms? Are You Trying To Use 3 Subs Alltogether? The Main Rule Is This: You Want To Match The Total Impedance Of An Amp (Mono Or Stereo) With The Same Load Of The Speakers That You Are Trying To Drive. Ex: 2 4-Ohm Speakers Wired In Parallel = a 2Ohm Load. The Amp Should Also Be At 2 Ohms. Doesn't Matter If It's an Amp That Been Bridged (2-4 Ohm Channels) Or What Ever But You Want To Match Speaker/Amp Loads Correctly! If Not, Either The Speakers Will Fry Or The Amp Will Overheat!....Mike
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-23-2003, 01:25 AM
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alright I know what to do with the wires now [img]smile.gif[/img] as for the subs, will 2 subs work with a mono amp(1 channel)?

it will be for rap, rock, and spanish music btw if it helps.


edit- I said mono sub in my above reply? LOL, I meant mono amp. srry for the confusion.
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