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Speaker set-up

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Grousehunter 12, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    Grousehunter 12

    Grousehunter 12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2002 X-cab,I fried the stock HU with a jump box,tomorrow UPS will deliver this http://www.crutchfield.com/s_113KDC....html?search=KDC-X995&skipvs=T#researchAnchor I will also replace the stock speakers. Would I have a better sounding system if I replaced the 4 speakers with a set of these in the front doors wired using one channel to the woofers and a second channel to the tweeters on each door?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KICKER-RS65...552097249?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item4cf670b9e1

    Would I have a better sounding system if I replaced all four speakers with these in the front.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/50-9CS-INFINITY...426944122?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1e5e0d3a7a

    These in the rear.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Infinity-Kappa-...527054389?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item2c5c4c2235

    I'm not even sure if the first way listed is possible and if they will fit.I'm open to suggestions.Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Apr 27, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    mattg43

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    That deck is not set up with crossovers to run 2 channels to the mids and 2 to the tweeters, it would suck.

    So option 1 is out.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Grousehunter 12

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    Is this true even if the crossovers between the deck and speakers are made to be wired this way?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    OK, I see the bi-wire crossovers, now that I look.

    I have never ran bi-wire crossovers, though I have a set in the garage.

    With the aftermarket deck giving you equal power to all channels, that may actually work for you. It would definitely be a benefit to rock more power to them.

    Also, your fade could work to help level match tweeters and woofers, though I do not know if there is any detrimental effects of that.

    Maybe email Kicker and ask?
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    I don't see more power, unless somehow in the overlap frequencies, what am I missing?

    If the headunit supports it, I see time alignment advantages.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    More power, as in ~20w to all 4 speakers, or about double the power of running the front channels only to the speakers. Admittedly, the tweeters use a small percentage of the power, but it would still be more power.

    No time alignment benefit - there is no delay in f/r for decks, so the left channel(s) and right channel(s) would still be sent at the same time, so your left will still reach your ears faster than the right side.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    thanks, that makes sense, have no idea where my head was at.
     
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