you have to get a continuous tone at a certain frequency at the loudest possible volume without distorting that the amp can do for ANY amount of time. Thats RMS. Peak is what it'* called... Peak. I think your infinities might not be blown, they just don't have clean power. These factory decks do sound good with the "ok" speakers they come with, and will go to a good volume, but they don't have nearly the power, or the clean signal any after market deck can put out. Infinities are designed for a high power deck, or an amplifier, period. Maybe they are loose too, try to hook them up to someone elses system if you can and see if they sound a lot better. You can blow speakers with an underpowerd deck or amp as well. If you have a deck or amp that is low powered for the speakers you are driving you can create heavy distortion in the signal, and there are only two things that really destroy a speaker, distortion and mechanical failure. Mechanical failure can happen from too much power making too much heat and melting the voice coil, or too much power making it go to far in the throw etc.. ok it'* long winded i know, but i had a lot to say!
I bought a new rockford CD/MP3 deck tonight and hopefully they can install it monday... I've installed this exact deck on my friends 91 Firebird myself, but Audio King is doing it for free so i'll spare myself the trouble of finding all the small parts i would be out of and such before i did it.
'06 Vee Dub GTI 2 door Tornado Red
- 2.0 Turbocharged, Intercooled, Direct Injected, 6 Speed DSG, Underbody Aero, 17" Classix
- Moonroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps, Interlagos Plaid Sport Seats, 6 Disc In-dash, iPod integration, GTI Monster Mats (winter)
'93 Bonneville SE Purple Pearl H4U package - picked up June 23, 2003, Traded-in June 28, 2007...