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    HELP! Need to decide what to do on an upgrade...

    I have a 1999 Toyota 4Runner that I am upgrading the stereo on. I currently have an Alpine CDA-9827 in there. I just bought new 6 1/2" and 4" Pioneer speakers for the doors, and a 300W Pionner 4-channel amp. I was planning on just amping the door speakers and forget the sub, but I was wondering if 300W is going to push enough to the 4 speakers anyway?

    Here are the exact products:

    6 1/2" : http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn..._38291,00.html
    4" : http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...850173,00.html
    AMP : http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...659852,00.html

    Would I be better off keeping the door speakers powered off only the head unit, then put something like a 10" sub in the back and amp that?

    Any tips would be great. Thanks!







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    Re: HELP! Need to decide what to do on an upgrade...

    I'm still a newbie but have asked questions like this in the past. The response I usually get is to amp up the front speakers, run the back speakers off the head unit and then add a small sub for the rear. You should be able to bridge 2 channels off your amp to power the sub. I forgot to ask what the rms wattage is. If it is pretty low you probably will not be able to power a sub. In that case just power all for speakers with the amp. You may have to fade to the front so your back are not too loud.




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    Re: HELP! Need to decide what to do on an upgrade...

    Seriously your HU could power both of those. The Pioneer amp could easily push those speakers. I would seriously upgrade to Infinitys, they are just as inexpensive and will sound a ton better and handle twice the wattage. I would not bother amping a sub with your current amp, you will regret it and then upgrade later anyways.
    If you want to keep your speakers just power them with the HU, I had the 9825 Alpine and I ran my 6.5s off it for a while and they sounded descent. Go to Circuit City or Best Buy and get the 10 dollar crossovers and wire those to the + wire of each of your
    speaker. Your amp will not power any half descent sub.
    I would personally get rid of your pioneer stuff, I had it, and there is a lot better.
    4" Infinity speakers
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...726353042&rd=1
    6.5 Infinity Speakers (could sell you mine)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...726207579&rd=1
    and get a profile 4 channel amp or run those off your H/U (9827)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...725722628&rd=1
    Then a profile mono amp
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...726133600&rd=1
    to a Infinity 10"
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...726353041&rd=1



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    Re: HELP! Need to decide what to do on an upgrade...

    Quote Originally Posted by Deamonicus3
    I'm still a newbie but have asked questions like this in the past. The response I usually get is to amp up the front speakers, run the back speakers off the head unit and then add a small sub for the rear. You should be able to bridge 2 channels off your amp to power the sub.....
    If he is gonna use the 4" for the front, wouldnt it make more sense to run those off the HU? I dont think those speakers really need that amp, they should play decently off the HU. Save your money for a good amp and woofer




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    Re: HELP! Need to decide what to do on an upgrade...

    The 4" are in the back, and the 6.5" are in the front.

    Decisions decisions decisions!




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