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Should I get an amp?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by JTDTacoma, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    JTDTacoma

    JTDTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I installed a pioneer HU and 4 6.5" polks. I'm a little dissapointed with the sound. Just lacks depth or something. Thought about a sub then thought maybe I'm expecting too much from the Pioneer's claimed power of 50Wx4 (22Wx4 RMS). Sounded like enough to me when I bought it but would an amp greatly improve the sound? Found a good deal on a new JBL GTO504 that has 70Wx4 RMS. Should I buy and install? If so where's a good place to install in a DC?
     
  2. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:29 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    do you have the high pass filter turned off on the HU? I have my HU powering my components and they sound pretty good to me. I know they would be better with an amp...but they are fine for me this way.

    settings on my pioneer HU are
    high pass filter- off
    bass boost +2
    loudness - low
    high +5
    Mid 0 or +1
    Low +4 or +5

    and the Sound retrieve button is nice sometimes too
     
  3. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    Bellis

    Bellis friggin rad

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    i recently amped speakers i had for while and i was surprised how much better they sounded,so if they can take more then i would give them more. imo
     
  4. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    JTDTacoma

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    Yeah it's off. I've tried many setting changes and still a little disappoined. It's better than stock just not as much as I expected. Maybe my speakers require more power from an external amp.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    yea go for it then man. It wont hurt!
     
  6. Dec 20, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    DaytonLax14

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    amping your speakers works wonders, but like keason said, my pioneer powers my speakers pretty well.

    my settings are:
    bass: +3
    mid: +3
    high: +4
    sla: +4
    loudness: high
     
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