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    Speaker Question

    I have a 1999 Ford Explorer.

    I just had the following installed:

    Alpine CD player
    4 Infinity 5 x 7 speakers (1 in each door)
    Alpine 4 channel 75 watt amp

    It sounds much improved from the factory system, but
    at louder volumes any songs with a lot of bass really
    distort the speakers. I listen to a lot of rap and hip-hop
    music and it just sounds like **** when it's turned up.

    How can I get rid of this distortion?
    Is it that the 5 x 7's just can't handle that much bass?
    Would new speakers make a difference?

    I just want the low end to sound tight, but I am trying to avoid
    adding any sub woofers.







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    those speakers are good, they shouldnt do that, im baffled, im sure someone else can give u a reason



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    Re: Speaker Question

    Originally posted by brett75
    I have a 1999 Ford Explorer.

    I just had the following installed:

    Alpine CD player
    4 Infinity 5 x 7 speakers (1 in each door)
    Alpine 4 channel 75 watt amp

    It sounds much improved from the factory system, but
    at louder volumes any songs with a lot of bass really
    distort the speakers. I listen to a lot of rap and hip-hop
    music and it just sounds like **** when it's turned up.

    How can I get rid of this distortion?
    Is it that the 5 x 7's just can't handle that much bass?
    Would new speakers make a difference?

    I just want the low end to sound tight, but I am trying to avoid
    adding any sub woofers.
    5x7's won't be capable of filling the low end of the spectrum, chances are you are overdriving them and that is where you are having the major problem...

    I'd pass the 5x7's over higher, and get a smaller subwoofer to compensate for your missing lower end. If you don't want to do that, a true component set could help fill in the gap, but won't completely eliminate it.




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