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1st generation speaker upgrade

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Will Prerunner, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Jan 13, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    Will Prerunner

    Will Prerunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Have a little extra money and want to upgrade my speakers on my 01 dbl cab but I don't know much about audio and have a few questions. I don't want a sub or amp at this point. My plan is to mount 6x8 pioneer 3-way speakers in the front doors and a new head unit.
    1. What is the difference in a 3 way vs 4way speaker?
    2.When the pioneer speakers say 240watt 40rms is that per speaker of for the pair?
    3.Do I want to disconnect the tweeters in the front doors?
    4. Is it worth is to replace the rear speakers? Do they need to be a different kind without tweeters?
    5. Most of the head units I see say 50watt x 4 channel. Will a more expensive head unit give better sound or just more features?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    1. 3-way = woofer, midrange, tweeter vs 4-way = woofer, midrange, tweeter & supertweeter.

    2. Per speaker.

    3. If I remember correctly w/o the stock woofer the tweeters won't work so either or is fine.

    4. Most people either fade out the rear or disconnect it. I like to fill mine so I have rear speakers. In fact components. A set of coax or 2-way...woofer and tweeter is sufficient.

    5. Yes and no...better sound equates to tuning it to your needs. 50 x 4 only ='s like 20+ to the speaker RMS wise.

    My suggestions are but not limited to...first listening to speakers yourself because everyone has different taste. Your ears arent the same as mine so I can't say get these speakers. Don't buy blind...listen to the first. If you like them, buy them. Secondly, round speakers > oval. Lastly, I suggest a nice set of components up front, and coax in the rear. Then later down the line you can add an external amp to them.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    Afwrestler1986

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    Do you know of the Mid mod for the factory deck? If not, it makes a hell of a difference in the sound quality.
     
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