View Full Version : cheap speakers ? (500watt amp)

09-07-2003, 11:50 PM
My new system is working fine except that the front speakers in the door seem to be poor quality.

I have a 500watt amp (not RMS), 6x9ís rear and 6Ē round in the doors.

I got some good advice here re setting up the gains but the 6í speakers begin distortion at a much lesser sound level than the rears. I canít get a good balance without sacrificing some power from the rears.

The rears are Pioneer and rated at 300watts the fronts are Sansui and rated at 80watts. Iím guessing I made a mistake there with the 80 watts, should have got 150+ ?

To compound the problem the door speakers are right at the bottom so are masked by legs, Iím thinking Iíd be better off with component speakers, I can mount the tweeters under the dash ends.

My questions are Ė
Are these the symptoms of a low power speakers ?
How much better is a component speaker?

All advice most welcome, please


10-17-2003, 02:54 AM
up that wattage of the fronts so you dont have to turn the gain up to high which can cause distortion

10-18-2003, 10:34 AM
Thanks MTX Bumpa, that's what I thought,