Hi I have a Kia Sportage 2000. The stock paper speakers that were installed finally disintigrated. I just replaced the front and rear speakers with new Pioneer speakers rated at 120watt peak / 30 watt RMS in the front and and 180watt peak / 30 RMS in the back.
The head unit in the vehicle is an older model Pioneer head unit from 2002 with has 45watt RMS x 4. The new Pioneer speakers I installed completely lacks bass and causes the head unit to dimm to the music on high volumes that contain bass. ONLY the head unit dimms and this did not happen prior to the install thus ruling out any other electrical issues.
The unit did not dimm when I was using the old speakers. All 4 new speakers have an RMS of 30 watts... the unit goes up to 45watt RMS per channel?? I don't understand what the heck went wrong?? Why is my head unit now dimming on high volumes with bass? I was told these speakers would work great with my pioneer head unit and I spent hours researching quality speakers.... Mid-range they sound fantastic, but they lack bass...
What do I do about the dimming head unit? What do I do about the complete lack of significant bass now?