PDA

View Full Version : Speakers with stock head unit?? opinions please



accordingtoome
01-23-2008, 02:01 PM
xxxxxxx

dman4486
01-23-2008, 02:04 PM
u can run any speaker from a head unit, but it may not sound so great...with either of those, get an amp and yes you can hook an amp to any hu...if there is no rca out on the hu then get a line out converter (LOC)

accordingtoome
01-23-2008, 04:18 PM
xxxxxxxxxxxx

dman4486
01-23-2008, 04:21 PM
always look at rms (continuous) ratings and try to match amp to speakers. make sure you get the rms at the correct resistance(ohm)

accordingtoome
01-23-2008, 06:18 PM
xxxxxxxxxxxx

Bun-Bun
01-23-2008, 07:14 PM
hahaha.. i have no idea what you just said bro haha.. when it comes to car audio i don't know jack.

i can get these two amps

MRP-F250
4/3/2 Channel Power Amplifier
RMS Power (at 14.4V THD+N, 20Hz-20kHz)
Per channel into 4 ohms: 40W x 4 (0.08% THD)
Per channel into 2 ohms: 50W x 4
Brigded 4 ohms: 100W x 2

or

MRP-F450
4/3/2 Channel Power Amplifier
RMS Power (at 14.4V THD+N, 20Hz-20kHz)
Per channel into 4 ohms: 70W x 4 (0.08% THD)
Per channel into 2 ohms: 100W x 4
Brigded 4 ohms: 200W x 2 (0.3%

what one would work with those speakers??.. Thank you for helping me out guys. With no hands on experience this has been a looong learning curve for me

Also will i need an amp kit for the amp?? :confused:

Either of those amps will work but the MRP-F450 will allow you to go louder and cleaner.

dman4486
01-23-2008, 07:29 PM
the f450 is def the better option for the speakers you listed...and yes you should need a small install kit. for that wattage, an 8 gauge kit will suffice.

accordingtoome
01-24-2008, 09:24 AM
the f450 is def the better option for the speakers you listed...and yes you should need a small install kit. for that wattage, an 8 gauge kit will suffice.

awsome.. that was my next question.
Thanks guys.!!

accordingtoome
01-24-2008, 09:35 AM
xxxxxxxxx

dman4486
01-24-2008, 09:42 AM
i would say that at this level, almost anything would work. yes that will work, but i would only use it for this setup and if you ever upgrade or add another amp, you will need a better kit.

accordingtoome
01-24-2008, 09:44 AM
xxxxxxxxxx

dman4486
01-24-2008, 09:47 AM
it really depends on what u plan on doing in the future...if you are going to put a sub in and run 1000 watts or more(ballpark), then get a 2 gauge kit....if u want to do alot, then get 1/0 gauge power and a distribution block, and then you will be able to upgrade easily later on.

accordingtoome
01-24-2008, 09:57 AM
xxxxxxxxxx

dman4486
01-24-2008, 10:01 AM
gonna have to prolly start a new thread for the ipod adapter, i have no clue about those, because i have never wanted one or done the research.

Bun-Bun
01-25-2008, 09:55 AM
actually this will be about it. she is pretty happy with how it sounds now, but im not so this should more than make her happy.

Now i just need to find a Ipod adapter and im done.

Without going to a aftermarket head unit you are left with dealer options or some aftermaket kits.

From what I have read the Harmon Kardon multimedia managers are the best. but if it can't connect to your HU directly (which it cant to all of them) then you are left with FM transmitter which just plain *****... If your upgrading your stereo with decent speakers and a amp and then use a fm transmitter with an ipod... well... then your an idiot lol.

accordingtoome
01-25-2008, 10:48 AM
xxxxx

Bun-Bun
01-25-2008, 02:05 PM
hahahaha.. man the dash kits they make for the mazda 3 really ***** and she likes her factory radio. Her car already came with a jack for the ipod so she can play it through her radio already.. BUt she can not control it through the radio.

Then leave it alone. The only way to properly do it (IMHO) is with a aftermarket head unit. The harmon kardon kits are expensive but with stock units that they fully connect to they fully control the ipod and sound awesome. But for the cost of it you could buy a aftermarket HU that supports direct connection to the ipod.

Get her or build her a nice dock for the Ipod so it is easier to control while hooked up to the stock head unit. I bought a Griffin iSqueez to hold mine while hooked up to the deck but depending on cup holder placement in the car that may not be the greatest option. And then you can get a charger (if not already) and have it all hooked up nice instead of just laying on a seat.

accordingtoome
01-25-2008, 03:22 PM
xxxxxx