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n0ftInc
12-28-2004, 04:39 AM
So I picked up the 6.1 setup awhile ago and I know they are rated at 1oowts. I scored a good deal on an Orion 2002 (50wts) and have had them hooked up to that. Now, I have my gains set at about 45%. I notice though, when I turn up the volume quite a bit, the mids will start to bottom out. I would like it to be louder, if possible. If I were to purchase a higher power amp, would I notice a difference, or will I still have this problem?

supa_c
12-28-2004, 04:54 AM
Of course they could use more power.
Sheesh, its been a while since youve last posted posted

audiolife
12-28-2004, 05:01 AM
how well do you have them installed? no gaps around the mids?

n0ftInc
12-28-2004, 05:02 AM
Just out of curiousity, why am I bottoming out with such low gain on such a small amp?
I have moved my post*****ness to michiganvw.org. I am on here a lot, but I usually don't post unless I am baffled..like I am here.

iamamp3pimp
12-28-2004, 05:03 AM
Of course they could use more power.
Sheesh, its been a while since youve last posted posted


you doubled posted

what were you thinking?


run them into obilivion but keep the gains decent

iamamp3pimp
12-28-2004, 05:03 AM
ib + clipped signal = horrible sound. you can make it bottom out using your HU if you try

n0ftInc
12-28-2004, 05:04 AM
how well do you have them installed? no gaps around the mids?
I do have some gapage at the bottom. I never really even thought of that. Scientifically, how does this affect my mids? Canelation causing the noise?

My HU doesn't have an internal amp..sorry.. ;)

supa_c
12-28-2004, 05:10 AM
you doubled posted

what were you thinking?


run them into obilivion but keep the gains decent
whoops, didnt even see that.

iamamp3pimp
12-28-2004, 05:19 AM
whoops, didnt even see that.


it happens [end hijack]

n0ftInc
12-28-2004, 05:41 AM
Umm..so..to clear up confusion..

The Mids arn't flush-mounted. What affect does this have..?

Will I have my gains turn down severly with a larger amp..?
Bad Example: Since my gain is at 45% with the 50wts, would a 100wt amp mean gain at 20%..? Thus making it worth the $$$ to buy.

audiolife
12-28-2004, 08:03 AM
the woofers need a more constant pressure to the air around to driver front and back. if air the same air moves from front to back you have what i call a negitive air suspension meaning it will handle far less power. even in a "free air application you must seperate the air between the front and back of the speaker.