View Full Version : why isn't this louder?

03-03-2006, 09:20 PM
I have a set of Seas CA18's
specs: http://www.madisound.com/pdf/seas/H1217.pdf
and Seas tweeters
specs: http://www.madisound.com/pdf/seas/H1212.pdf

I am running an active crossover currently at 95hz-2.8khz bandpass on the mids and 2.7k high pass on the tweeters. I am running 55 watts RMS on each channel via a hifonics tx8800 (200RMSx4). At a fairly loud volume the midranges start to clip. I'm kinda mad about this because the stock speakers actually got louder even though they probably ran only 10 watts a channel. it's actually quite pointless for listening at such a loud volume but it is embaressing because my friend has the same model car...and his stock system gets louder than mine. :rolleyes: Do i have something set horribly wrong?

I should probably add that he runs all 4 speakers and i only have a front stage...but with 5x as much power mine should still make far more noise. :crazy:

03-03-2006, 11:02 PM
tuning, amp adjustments. etc.

03-04-2006, 02:06 AM
he definitely has a lot more cone area than you do. unfortunately, stock speakers were made to be efficient off of little power.

03-04-2006, 04:04 AM
we have the same mid :D.

anyways i dunno man. my setup ca18rly paired with the LPG 25nfa can get extremely loud if i want it to. actually i attenuated the tweets and mids by at least -8db cuz it got too loud.

my only guess is that its your install or setup.