View Full Version : Do these 6x9s need an amp or is the HU enough?

06-24-2008, 09:30 PM

I have a pair of Pioneer TS-A6962 (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/CarAudioVideo/Speakers/A-Series/Pioneer/TS-A6962R) in my car, I know they arent that good but it was a gift. I currently have them running off my HU (CDA-9883) Which I believe puts out like 18W RMS or something like that. The 6x9s can take 40W RMS. If I were to run a small amp to them would it sound a lot better? Is it worth it?

I also have an older pair of Pioneer 6.5s similiar to these (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/CarAudioVideo/Speakers/A-Series/Pioneer/TS-A1672R) in the front that are also running off the HU, they could probably go to the amp aswell.

Will I hear a big difference between the 18W RMS from my HU and the 40 or so I would need from an amp?


06-24-2008, 09:38 PM
Maybe running something like a KickerZX 200.4, [email protected] x 4, I could send one channel to each speaker.

06-24-2008, 10:23 PM
An external amp is always the best option since you lower the distortion levels up to max RMS output unlike about 95% of HU's. But, HU power will do the job for those if you don't have a habit of turning up your HU past about 75-80% of max volume.

06-24-2008, 11:17 PM
Amp em up, see how they sound..