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andrewmoore13
10-04-2007, 03:10 PM
I currently have:
Front Doors: Boston Acoustics SX65
Rear Doors: JL TR600 CXI

Is there anything I can do to make this sound better?

If you suggest an amplifying it any suggestions on a make and model?
Or possible replacements for what I currently have?

joetama
10-04-2007, 03:56 PM
You can maybe get some improvement by going active or using a secondary amplifier.

Are you running a replacement HU or stock?

Also, how much are you looking to spend?

DejaWiz
10-04-2007, 04:02 PM
x2 on amping and need budget.

joetama
10-04-2007, 04:08 PM
;)

I do what I can...

dragnix
10-04-2007, 04:10 PM
sell the rear fill and take that money and invest it in an amp for ur fronts :)

joetama
10-04-2007, 04:33 PM
Rear fill is pretty much useless...

DejaWiz
10-04-2007, 04:43 PM
Werd.

andrewmoore13
10-04-2007, 04:47 PM
ok i currently am running a Premier DEH-P680MP

i also have subs in my trunk that are 2 10w0's running off a 250/1... but anyhow

i also drive an SUV so selling the rear "fill" would be a bad idea IMO

looking to spend maybe 600$ max.

whats does go active mean? (sorry i'm not too car audio savvy yet...)

joetama
10-04-2007, 04:53 PM
Active means you run an amp for each speaker. Like one two channel amp for tweeters one amp for mids. This uses electronic signal processing (either in the HU or in a electronic outboard crossover) for the crossover instead using of the passive ones that component a lot of times come with.

DejaWiz
10-04-2007, 05:10 PM
I'd just get an amp for the front and rears then. A Kicker ZX650.4 (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17033) will provide more than enough power for what you currently have. Also give you some overhead for any possible future upgrades.

joetama
10-04-2007, 05:11 PM
I agree...

A lot of times the HU distorts very quickly.

DejaWiz
10-04-2007, 05:18 PM
I agree...

A lot of times the HU distorts very quickly.

True. And Pioneer clearly states in the Owner's Manual that you can get the 4x22w rms... but at 5% THD. And external amp would eliminate that problem.

joetama
10-04-2007, 05:51 PM
True. And Pioneer clearly states in the Owner's Manual that you can get the 4x22w rms... but at 5% THD. And external amp would eliminate that problem.

Indeed... My brother runs a 880 with a Pioneer amp on his stock speakers in his IS and WOW... Sounds amazing...

andrewmoore13
10-04-2007, 06:24 PM
ok, so u recommend the kicker amp? any reason that one in particular over any other brands?

DejaWiz
10-04-2007, 06:42 PM
It's build like a brick sh!thouse and will do more than rated power. For the money ocs.com is asking, it's one heck of a deal.

andrewmoore13
10-04-2007, 07:57 PM
should i get tweeters because at the moment i have 2 stock ones in my front doors... should i change out my rear doors to match my fronts? or the opposite? i'm open to any suggestions... i just want better sound.

DejaWiz
10-04-2007, 08:04 PM
Best way to start IMO would be to get components (separate mids and tweeters) up front, amp them with a good 2 channel amp, and throw some decent coaxs (like Pioneer REVs) in the rears powered off the HU.

andrewmoore13
10-04-2007, 08:18 PM
lol i hate to sound repetitive, but do u have any personal preferences that wont run me up over like 600$ for amp and components?

DejaWiz
10-04-2007, 08:29 PM
lol i hate to sound repetitive, but do u have any personal preferences that wont run me up over like 600$ for amp and components?

Absolutely! :naughty:

Here's a nifty budget setup that won't break the bank:

COMPS: RSd65cs (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17540) $129
AMP: Kicker ZX450.2 (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=16917) $193
COAX: Pioneer REV TS-D601P (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=14553) $95
WIRING: Knu 4 gauge (http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KOL-AK4) (if you need wiring, that is) about $50 shipped

TOTAL: around $470


Although, I'd say keep a set of your current coaxs and put them on rear fill duty first before buying the REVs. Would save you $100 if the results are satisfactory.


Oh, and if you haven't already, I HIGHLY recommend you deaden your doors: RAAMmat BXT (http://www.raamaudio.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?p=pr). Cheaper than the best, better than the rest. An entire roll should be plenty to do both doors and maybe when your whole trunk. Only run you about $135 shipped.

tbasile1
10-04-2007, 09:12 PM
^^ That would sound :yumyum: :yumyum:

andrewmoore13
10-04-2007, 09:50 PM
now that my speakers are settled, on to my subs? whose a good guy to talk to about subs?

joetama
10-05-2007, 07:39 AM
^^ That would sound :yumyum: :yumyum:

Indeed...