I jsut got done installing the Infinity Kapp Perfects in my front doors. I started this task at 2:30Pm and I just now got done at 11:00 PM! This was the most difficult car I've done so far needless to say. Nothing was working correctly. Anyways, I have them installed. I spliced into the speaker wires at kick panels on each side and ran wire from the stock deck to a Line Output Converter. From there I ran RCA'* back to my 150Wx2 RMS amp. From there I ran new speaker wire up the driver'* side of the car, then split them into each individual door. Getting wire into the boot between the car and door was a real PAIN!!!! Speaker installation was pretty straight forward. Now, here'* the funny part. I turn the radio on and these speakers who retail at $600 sound no better than the damn stock speakers!! The highs are extremely harsh and the bass distorts heavily. I just cannot believe this. After that work that took my entire day the speakers aren't even any better sounding then stock. I don't see how that'* even possible though because I"ve had Infinity speakers before and even the cheap ones sounded so much better than these. I'm thinking now the culprit is the stock cd player... argh. When will this end.
So has anybody else used aftermarket high end speakers and the stock cd player? DId your speakers sound horrible as well? I don't think the speakers are bad because both channels sound identical. I have the amp'* gain set to less than 20% too. the LOC'* gain is set to 10%.
Infinity VS stock speakers
Infinity woofer in door panel: