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Old 12-17-2003, 03:48 PM   #11
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Yeah keep the stock speaker locations, anything else will make the soundstage funky.
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:07 PM   #12
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I will be getting some 5 1/4'* for the front as well, but how hard is it to change them? I know taking the door panel off is a PITA an getting it back on is even more of a headache. I'm looking for sites that sell the Pioneers I want but theZeb is giving me problems.
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if those speaks are actually 350w max i definately wouldn't run them without an amp. whats the rms rating??
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:28 PM   #14
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They are 80Watts RMS, 350W max 4 way speakers.

I will get a decent HU as well, but I have thought about getting an amp for them to. Chances are I will do it but not right away.
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:39 PM   #15
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only reason i ask is because most speakers fail due to underpowering, not overpowering...
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I listened to these speakers and I admit they would be much better and up to their potential if I amped them. I'm sure they will be very good once I get the HU, but the amp does make a big difference, I've heard them with and without the amp. It'* just a matter of $$ now. I'll have to wait for the amp.

I'll get a HU with at least 2 preamp outputs, 3 if can afford one with it. I'm looking at the Pioneer DEH-P series.
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i'm still a very firm believer in 4 volt preouts. If money isn't a huge issue, i'd look into either at Pioneer DEH-P7500MP at
http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...0mp&svbname=30

or an Alpine CDA-9811 at http://www.gopcplus.com/pcplus/produ...roductID=90903

i've had 1 deck with 2 preouts that were 2.2 volt and 2 decks with 3 4 volt preouts. Won't ever buy 2 volt again
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That 350w max is BS IMHO. they'll be fine off the head unit. Not tip top but you wouldn't know if we didn't tell you.
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Would two 2.2 outputs be fine if I don't do subs? I think that'* what they are on one of the HU'* I'm looking at.

Jason, those speakers are advertised as 350W max, I'll find a link ASAP, but I agree that it may be jacked up. I've heard from a very knowledgable audio guy that companies do that a lot. (Like the sub boxes at WalMart that advertise 600W)


EDIT: Here'* a link. http://www.ikesound.com/product-product_id/1165
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i'm still a very firm believer in 4 volt preouts. If money isn't a huge issue, i'd look into either at Pioneer DEH-P7500MP at
http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...0mp&svbname=30
Wow that'* a great price! It'* $350 at Crutchfield or other omparable stores. That may be what I will get. I was already planning on spending $200, so that isn't too much more. Thanks!
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