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Old 10-31-2010, 02:51 PM   #21
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the jack wagon who had your car is a very wise man
the factory sound system is nothin too crazy
and i wish i can pop a speaker, gives me a good reason to change them lol
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:53 PM   #22
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He did a really weird way. Ran new wires from the HU back to the amp, then bypassed the the amp. I got pictures of it on here somewhere. It was weird how he did it. Now it'* all Kenwood and amped and will make your ears bleed.
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lol thats good
in a way :P

now if i install new speakers do i have to bypass the monsoon amp?
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You don't HAVE to, but it'* recommended. Since Monsoon runs at 2 ohms and most aftermarket is 4ohm you'll lose some volume due to impedance mismatch.

All my stuff is running at 4ohms and amped by a Kenwood 750w amp.
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not many aftermarket speakers that run 2 ohm eh?
i wanna replace my inside speaker sometime soon but i dunno if i wanna rewire the whole car and add a new amp
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The wiring doesn't need to be replaced since your car is new enough. You could get away with using factory wiring.

They do make aftermarket 2ohm speakers, Infinity is one of them that I know of. You'll just spend a little more.
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noob question but,...
whats the difference?
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Difference in what?
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this whole ohm thingii
2 vs 4
i remember my amp was like 1200 rms at 1 ohm and 750 at 2 ohm
or something like that
i dont get it
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Ohm is a measure of impedance. The lower the number, the more efficient the electronic device. That'* why you get more amps and lower ohms.

If you put a 4 ohm speaker into a 2 ohm system, you get what is called an impedance mismatch. Since the the speaker isn't as efficient as the system, you lose bass, volume, and clarity. Since it'* such a minor mismatch though, you really can't tell the difference. You can just turn up the volume a bit, and problem solved. Based on this I don't feel it'* worth the extra cash to match the Monsoon system.

If you are replacing ALL the speakers AND the radio though, it would be best to remove the Monsoon amp and replace it with a regular 4-channel amp. You will lose a lot of bass doing this though since the 6x9s in the back are no longer "subs" because the Monsoon amp also acts as a crossover. Easy fix though is to buy a 10" sub and a 500w monoblock amp and there ya go.
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