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    please help me get my system fixed

    i just purchased a system from my local audio shop and it sounds terrible. i am new at this so any info would be greatly appreciated. I have a 2013 ram 1500 crew

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    4 memphis audio 6x9 sr693 powered by a memphis audio sr4.300
    2 memphis audio pr 12 inch subs powered by a memphis audio prx500.1
    in a sealed under back seat box

    the subs dont sound great and the 6x9s sound terrible, i cant turn the volume up over a 1/3 because it sounds so distorted and bad. please help if possible. thanks







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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    I would look into your signal processor which is probably some type of line out converter. What has the audio shop said about it?




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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    im going back up there in the am. i picked up my truck at the end of the day and i didnt have time to really listen to it until i got home. I just hope it can be fixed without having to waste anything i bought or changing up my entire system. the sales guy told me that it was a memphis line out converter.




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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by cassgibson View Post
    im going back up there in the am. i picked up my truck at the end of the day and i didnt have time to really listen to it until i got home. I just hope it can be fixed without having to waste anything i bought or changing up my entire system. the sales guy told me that it was a memphis line out converter.
    Well, there is a remarkable difference between a signal processor and a line out converter. But either way, the other gear you have should sound very nice. Did they bridge the 4 channel to two channels on the 6x9s?

    It sound to me like you got a shop whose installers either don't know how to set gains/crossovers or don't care to do it properly. And if it is indeed a processor, if not set properly that can make the system sound like shite.



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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    Shouldn't be that bad, you have the nav head unit? Or basic unit?




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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    i guess it was a line out converter because he told me he could use a cheap 10.00 one or the one made by memphis that was 60.00??? im not sure how it was wired. anyways im going back up there and if they cant fix it im going to another shop. i was just hoping the didnt sale me a bunch of mix matched crap that isnt
    compatible. thanks for all the help.

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    regular head unit
    its a lcd with bluetooth but no nav




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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    That unit is worth saving... why I asked. Its all in the settings. If they can't make it sound right make them show you where everything is and i'm sure we all could help




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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    thanks guys, im going to the audio place tomorrow and ill let yall know what they say. thanks again!




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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    ask them to show you were the line out converter is, install place sounds very dodgy




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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    well guys i took it to a better shop. both amps was way out of tune. it sounds alot better. the 6x9s are still very high, he said a aftermarket head unit would help the situation, he said that he could tune it more. idk. i didnt buy one, i figured i would see what you guys recommended. he recomenede and ken wood ddx470. what should i do?




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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    What's it sound like?



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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    set the lpf on the 6x9's on the rear channel so they arnt so ...... high?




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    Re: please help me get my system fixed

    Pioneer 80PRS is a very powerful headunit (powerful in singal processing power and features). Prices on these are really fair online these days consider what they can do.

    Seems like gain and crossover settings are not to your liking. I'd say there's a chance you can tweak all you need at the amps to get what you're after, otherwise a good head unit these days offers a lot of flexibility to really fine tune things.




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