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    Do I need a amplifier

    I got a Kenwood x497 and I'm looking to get good sound quality. Right now it is connected straight to the speakers but I would like to know if adding an amplifier would increase sound quality and if so I recently got a MTX RT604 that works good, would that be a good option to use?







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    Re: Do I need a amplifier

    Prolly not on stock speakers




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    Re: Do I need a amplifier

    sorry I got the kenwood connected to some Pioneer TS-G1644R speakers




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    Re: Do I need a amplifier

    Is that 4 Pioneers? If so, yes it will sound better. Just watch the gains.



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    Re: Do I need a amplifier

    yes but more in general does having a amp make better sound then using a head unit?




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    Re: Do I need a amplifier

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    Re: Do I need a amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by CSCStang View Post
    Yes
    eh, ****** head unit bad sound. Good head unit, good sound, amped or not. Head unit is the main factor in SQ imo. Amping with aftermarket speakers is always a plus though as they will get louder and warmer.






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    Re: Do I need a amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by ThisIsKyle View Post
    eh, ****** head unit bad sound. Good head unit, good sound, amped or not. Head unit is the main factor in SQ imo. Amping with aftermarket speakers is always a plus though as they will get louder and warmer.
    Exceptions to every rule, but op said "in general."



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    Re: Do I need a amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    Prolly not on stock speakers
    Not true, before I got my components in, I tested out my stock speakers with my ppi p900.4, had the high pass up to 125hz and they took all the power fine and sounded clearer, louder and surprisingly did not smoke. Its a small improvement in clarity even on stock speakers, but they gotta block the bass out. I only had them in for a month though, but was blasting it daily.



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