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Help a noob!!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by BlueNorthToyo, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    BlueNorthToyo

    BlueNorthToyo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello to all you audio guru's. This is my first dabble into the world of car audio. I upgraded my HU from the stock non JBL system to this sony unit (http://www.sonystyle.ca/commerce/se...productId=1005532&navigationPath=n32150n32153)

    This weekend I installed new speakers in the front and rear doors. They are Alpine type S speakers like the ones here. I put 6.5 in the rear and 6x9 up front. (http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=SPS-69C2)

    While the highs and mids are much better than stock, the low is lacking. I was wondering if I should upgrade to an amp and sub or if I should return these Alpine coaxial speakers and replace them with these Pioneers (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/CarAudioVideo/Speakers/D-Series/Pioneer/TS-D1720C)


    As I said I am very very new at this game and would appreciate any advice you can give.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    bass mechanic

    bass mechanic Well-Known Member

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    make sure the speakers are wired correctly, make absolutly positive you wired each speaker with the correct polarity + to + and - to - on each speaker and the head unit, if you cross 1 speaker, both will have little to no bass, an easy way to test is to pick a radio station thats all static. turn the volume up a little and fade from right to left and back to center. you should notive a much more full and better bass responce in the center verses the sides. if 1 of the speakers is wired wrong there will be more bass on 1 side or the other verses in the center.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    BlueNorthToyo

    BlueNorthToyo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Do you know off hand which is the + and which is the -.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2009 at 11:52 PM
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    TightShirts

    TightShirts The StormTrooper

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    a component set-up up front is going to sound MUCH better than just 6x9 replacement... changing them out is going to greatly improve improve the sound but a sub will give you more bass, so it depends on how much you want to spend and how much stuff you want to add to your truck.
     
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