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Old 09-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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I upgraded my stereo and put in component speakers. KENWOOD Excelon KDC-X395 (stereo) and Polk Audio DXi 5250 (comp. speakers) . It sounds OK at best. I am sick of having a crappy sound system. This is a 2010 and the original system was crap! Anyways.. I was told 6.5" speakers would not fit (I still don't think this is true) so I went with 5.25". What I don't understand is my stereo puts out 22 watts RMS and the speakers are rated for 10-100 watts, so why am I hearing distortion when I turn it all the way up?!? 22 watt RMS is in between 10-100watts! Please help. Why am i hearing distortion and what do I need for a good system? Thanks
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Really? 40 views and no replies? Thank you fellow tacomers
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Maybe no replies because maye that isnt a common issue, thats weird that their is distortion. I dont have any distortion on my components and i have alot more than 22rms because i am using an amp. Possibly shitty stock wiring? I dont know sorry man
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I upgraded my stereo and put in component speakers. KENWOOD Excelon KDC-X395 (stereo) and Polk Audio DXi 5250 (comp. speakers) . It sounds OK at best. I am sick of having a crappy sound system. This is a 2010 and the original system was crap! Anyways.. I was told 6.5" speakers would not fit (I still don't think this is true) so I went with 5.25". What I don't understand is my stereo puts out 22 watts RMS and the speakers are rated for 10-100 watts, so why am I hearing distortion when I turn it all the way up?!? 22 watt RMS is in between 10-100watts! Please help. Why am i hearing distortion and what do I need for a good system? Thanks
I just put 6.5" Infinity Kappa speakers up front, and 6" in the back doors. they sounded pretty good. I then added an amp and 10" sub and everything changed for the better. Amazing!

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I just put 6.5" Infinity Kappa speakers up front, and 6" in the back doors. they sounded pretty good. I then added an amp and 10" sub and everything changed for the better. Amazing!

How do you like that that sub box? I am going to get one for my truck but I am doing a top mount subwoofer.
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How do you like that that sub box? I am going to get one for my truck but I am doing a top mount subwoofer.
This sub box is built well enough. Its a down fire type sub with really good performance. It just sits back there on the floor. The top is a good place to rest things without hurting the sub itself. I think the price was aprox $135.00. So all in all, I am very happy.
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I think that would be a common issue. The amp may be rated for x Watts but at high output, the amp that is part of your head unit will struggle. It simply doesn't have the electronics to keep up with dedicated amplifiers. The real danger is the fact that when you hear that distortion, your amp is putting out a sine wave that is 'clipped', instead of the typical smooth sine wave. A clipped sine wave is very unhealthy for speakers and leads to blown speakers.

You already have a nice head unit and decent speakers. I've always liked Polk, although I think a larger size was possible. Dedicated amp will be your next step and not too much further investment. Will sounds WORLDS better
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@penguins cc do you think i can fit 6.5 speakers in the front door?
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