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Old 02-25-2005, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default What specs to look for for a quality system...

Im not looking for recomendations really, but i do have a question.

I like high quality music, but i dont ever listen to it very loud (considering the levels at which alot of people listen). I have pioneer speakers all around:

Similar to these up front
(not exact because mine are older models i beleive):
Pioneer 2way

And these in back (ditto):
Pioneer 3way

They will most likely be replaced soon with JL audio or something

And i just got these for the front:
Tweets

My headunit cant handle 2 ohm (Clarion dxz535) so to install the tweeters i need an amplifier. I figured on going ahead and amping all four inside chanels and keeping the 460W one on my subs. What kind of specs would i look for in an amp and speakers that promotes quality of sound at levels that my hearing isnt going out. (But loud enough to give the music some volume when a good song comes on)...

Ok that was long enough explination... now ill just listen.
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i dont see any specs one the tweets, but your speakers cant handle that much power, i would say get a 4 channel amp that puts out 25-40 RMS per channel and you should be alright
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You won't be outputting much power at all for lower volume listening. You'll be using maybe 10wpc or so.

Getting a full component system with crossovers will avoid trouble with powering them, and they will voice match better. If you're already buying JL'*, why not get the whole setup?

Amped speakers are beautiful. Also check out MB Quart, Focal (good chit). etc.
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You won't be outputting much power at all for lower volume listening. You'll be using maybe 10wpc or so.

Getting a full component system with crossovers will avoid trouble with powering them, and they will voice match better. If you're already buying JL'*, why not get the whole setup?

Amped speakers are beautiful. Also check out MB Quart, Focal (good chit). etc.
Already bought is my problem... i already had the pioneers (sound pretty good for now) and got the JL'* for christmas. (just finished installing the driver side tweeter and completely remounted the lower speaker to stop uselessly wasting power in vibrating the flimsy stock door mounts)

Anyone ever heard the JL e4300 amplifier?
It seems reasonable and powered for me and i like JL so im highly considering it. For this install.

My future system:
JL 12W3v2
JL e1200
JL e4300

option 1)
Midrage only from a DSD 210 (for in dash) $165
MB Quart DTC-169 -$139
MB Quart RSD213 -$159

option 2)
JL VR525-CS $195
midrange from above $165
JL VR690-CXi $179

all are too expensive right now but hey i can dream in a highly detailed price list cant i?
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