The rear speakers are only woofers so dont expect any high frequencies from them.
yeah, ive got coaxials to replace those, and components for the front
The front component speakers are wired in series so no cross over which isn't good.
.. so i heard! crazy that - why would they not put even a simple one in? Im wondering if this has been the source of the my quality issues, maybe im hearing scruffy tweeters.. hard to know. its distorting in a similar way to some hifi speakers that blew years ago.. so still assuming its got scruffyspeakeritis
I think you have a better ear than most hence why you notice the distortion, some cheap 6.5" coaxials for the rears and 6.5" front component speakers with a cross over do sound better, certainly the clarity and punchier bass and no perceivable distortion up to levels where my ears are bleeding.
well this is the plan.. the speakers front and back cost £60 a pair, i think much more than this and the money just chases down diminishing returns qualitywise. I wouldnt say that ive audiophile-level hearing, but i do want it to perform well as its the main way i listen to my music these days. Not worried about flat out volume, but i do need it to sound good and with "authority"
Just dont expect the same improvement as your double din. You will need some 6.5" x 19mm(ish) thick spacer rings by the way.
oh yeah. forgot about that. thanks for that.
I didn't like Dynamat, found it a bit too thick and inflexible for inside the doors so I used some slightly thinner stuff off ebay which was less than half the price and was a joy in comparison to fit. I used a hairdryer to heat it up when applying and no way that is ever coming off now.
ok - could do with a bit of advice here.
Have i got this right - I need/should get 3 things:
1) sound deadening pads that fit on inside of the outer door metal panel
2) acoustic grade convoluted foam to dampen internal door resonance
3) stuff to line the door on the "inside" (immediately behind the door card)
... did you bother with 3? or was dynamat-style-stuff for "1" all you needed?
I dont get the underpowering theory, you set the volume to a desired level and quite often the output power from the amplifier will be just a few watts (no matter whatever the total ability of the amp may be).
inclined to agree.. id have thought if there really were an underpower issue, there would be distortion spread across the complete frequency range as the entire signal would be clipped and distortion would be experienced across the complete audio spectrum, and these seems to be frequency specific. Out of curiousity i might make a test CD with a sinewave sweep and find out what the spectral distortion range actually is .. anyway - i suspect youre right here.
take care bud!