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Speakers or sub/amp

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by mcleod90, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    mcleod90

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    I already have a new hu kenwood kdc-794

    So which would give me better sound performance?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    CNewell

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    If you get speakers will you be powering them by an aftermarket amp? or by the HU?

    I would definitely get speakers as long as you are powering them by an amp. All the sub/amp will do is fill in the lower end. No point in doing that yet if you can't hear the actual music. The factory speakers are absolutely terrible, don't let anyone fool you.

    I would suggest calling Mr. Marv. I was pointed in his direction after reading a few posts. He is renown for his knowledge. He will point you in the right direction. He will most likely tell you to pick up Hybrid Audio Comps and a 4-ch amp lol.... But boy is it awesome... Ask me how I know :D
     
  3. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    Rocketball

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    New speakers should give you overall improvement in sound quality PLUS more bass, but not as much bass as a sub would add.

    Adding a sub will probably only give you more bass.

    I say go with the speakers first.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    I'm in the same dilemma. I'm sort of leaning towards getting speakers and an amp and then save the sub for later. But I don't know...
     
  5. Mar 19, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    The biggest difference you will get in the vehicle is properly treating the doors. See here for an example. This will greatly improve the sound, even the factory speakers.

    Next, *with properly treated doors* a speaker replacement will make a huge difference, and if you are not a bass head, you may not feel the need for a sub. But if you decide to go this route, I would probably amp the door speakers.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    bowzerdoo77

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    if you have the jbl system you have to replace all the speakers they have some amp that only will work with their own speakers or something like that is what i heard is that a fact?
     
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