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    OK, so i'm new at this, and i'm sure you've heard that a thousand times...but I've got a pioneer deck pushing 2 4"'s(lame, i know) and 2 6x9's. I put bassblockers on the 4's, and the 6x9's are in boxes behind my seat on the shelf. I have 2 problems---#1--When i crank up my music, the 4's start sounding digital or something, i think it's the bassblockers or something, but i'm not sure! #2--My 6x9's are only playing bass! No mids or highs. could that be a wiring problem or the bassblockers? Also, i'll gladly take advice for a better system (at least as much as can fit into a small pickup cab!) I really want something good, but not crazy expensive. Ok, thanks for all your help!

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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    Check your setting on you deck. I had a Pioneer and you could turn the mids and highs off to the real channels.



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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    Yeah, i've messed with all of the audio settings till my thumbs fell off, but it doesn't change anything drastically. I've got it to where I can stand it, but things still sound strange. Especially the 6x9's not playing highs and mids.




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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    The problem with the 6x9's is almost certainly the result of head unit settings. Many Pioneers have an option called Front Image Enhancer (FIE on the audio menu). If it's on, turn it off, and that should solve your problem.




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    Quote Originally Posted by KaeZoo
    The problem with the 6x9's is almost certainly the result of head unit settings. Many Pioneers have an option called Front Image Enhancer (FIE on the audio menu). If it's on, turn it off, and that should solve your problem.
    Couldnt remember what it was called and too lazy to go look it up.



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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    Ok, i turned it off, but it just made things muddier, it's better set on 100. it goes 100, 160, and i think 250. 100 takes off the muddy sound best. Any ideas on the digital sound coming from the 4's when i crank it? And it's not the deck that's causing the 6x9's not play highs and mids, so i'm stuck. thanks for all the help so far!




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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    your in the right place. Dont set it to 100, 160 whatever, just turn that off.



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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    Yeah, i turned it off and it sounds really bad.




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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    Well without looking at it, I cant think what the problem may be right now. I'll think it over and maybe someone else will have an idea on it as well. As for a cheap start to building up your system, I suggest starting out with a single 10" and a GOOD amp to drive it. Dont fall into the "Everything World" trap. Lots of good info on this site. Read around. Good luck. Oh and Welcome to the Forum.



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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    Ok, thanks a lot. I have an old bazooka tube that i might throw in until i can get something good, any advice on a good sub/amp? i know it's mostly personal preference...i listen to mostly rock, which means i need good reaction time/tight bass, so any advice would be appreciated. thanks again for all the help




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    Quote Originally Posted by nixter080
    Ok, thanks a lot. I have an old bazooka tube that i might throw in until i can get something good, any advice on a good sub/amp? i know it's mostly personal preference...i listen to mostly rock, which means i need good reaction time/tight bass, so any advice would be appreciated. thanks again for all the help
    It really depends on what you are willing to spend.



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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    make sure the 6x9's are in phase....i dont understand sounding digital at all...




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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    hmmm, i'm willing to spend probably about $400. I know that's pretty cheap, but i've gotta save some mula for school. and for the digital sound, it's hard to explain...i think it's probably the bass sound trying to come through the 4's, but the bassblockers are on them, so it's not supposed to go through, but it still sounds like it's leaking through. i think i just need to take them off.




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    Click here
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    This is just a suggestion. I think with this set up, you can get out for under $400.
    Im not sure of the cost of the amp, but the sub is under $100. With that amp, you can run your front speakers and the rear sub.



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    Re: Stereo setup--help please! toy pickup

    Ok, awesome, thanks a lot, there's a memphis dealer in my town, so i'll go check those out. Also, to the reply earlier, how do i make sure the 6x9's are in phase? is there a special process for that?




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