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Old 05-05-2003, 10:25 PM   #1
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I just installed these speakers in my front doors -

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The instructions show an amplifier going into the crossover, but I just hooked them up without one and they sound like crap. There are no RCA jacks on these and I believe they are rated at 4 ohms. PLEASE HELP
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do you mean you didn't hook up the crossover, or you didn't use an amp?
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whats the recommened power for these components? the amplifier inputs to the crossover just means where the power is coming from. its fine to just run them off the deck, which is 4 ohm, but to get your best sound you will want an external amplifier. Also, are you running a lot of bass to them? They will be completely underpowered with cd player watts, plus these speakers are made for bass. Mid bass and highs are what you want coming out of your componenets
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Sorry, no amp. Hooked the speaker wires from the stock head unit into the crossover, then crossover to speakers, as indicated in the directions.
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Speakers rated at 240 watts max, 120 continuous, 25-35 hz. Sometimes they sound good when some good bass is playing, but other times it just sounds scratchy and no volume.
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def not runnin enough power. more power=better quality cuz your rms is so high and ur deck doesnt deliver you def need an external amp for those
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Any suggestions for an amp? Not looking for anythin fancy. i have 3 way pioneer 6x9s in the back......40 watts nominal / 220 max. No sub (yet).
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I'd suggest trying out a Memphis amp. Fairly cheap and good specs on them. Had one for a while and it did a good job, wasn't disspointed at all with sound quality.
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if u want a really good sound quality amp try the rockford fosgate power series if u have the money.
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I am still a little curious about being underpowered. Sometimes they are loud and sometimes not. Most of the time the sound is scratchy. Every once in a while some good bass comes out, but very rarely. Obviously the amp will boost the power, but will that make the sound clearer?
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