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Old 06-29-2003, 07:18 PM   #1
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does anyone here know the output stats of the factory head unit in a 94 bonneville? it has the tape deck and graphic eq if that makes any diff thanks
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Has anyone ever found out what the specs are? I have looked in the service manual and I can't find them.
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Why the sudden interest in the wattage of your stock radio?
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It'* all part of a quest for knowledge, my friend.
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yea i was jus curious bc apparently my front speakers are blown bc they sound all crackly and horrible and they are infinitys i got from crutchfield so i was thinking maybe they were underrated? or i jus had it up too loud so if and when i do buy new ones i want to make sure they can handle it......sorry if this sounds off like im not really sure how the whole wattage thing works like is my thinking right?
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oh yea i think that it is def a strong system....a few of my friends ask me if i have subs in the car and im like no haha ive only changed the speakers
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How do you get the readings of RMS in true time live?? ( what would you set an mulitimeter to and calculations? If there is one.. ) or do we need to take it into some kinda electronic shops that can read it..

curious to see if we can Dyno the system..
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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!

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yea ill have to take the speakers out sometime this summer.....btw what is the best way to get the door panel off?
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Best way to get the door panel? Lots of patience and a good store of curses.
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