My new system is working fine except that the front speakers in the door seem to be poor quality.
I have a 500watt amp (not RMS), 6x9’s rear and 6” round in the doors.
I got some good advice here re setting up the gains but the 6’ speakers begin distortion at a much lesser sound level than the rears. I can’t get a good balance without sacrificing some power from the rears.
The rears are Pioneer and rated at 300watts the fronts are Sansui and rated at 80watts. I’m guessing I made a mistake there with the 80 watts, should have got 150+ ?
To compound the problem the door speakers are right at the bottom so are masked by legs, I’m thinking I’d be better off with component speakers, I can mount the tweeters under the dash ends.
My questions are –
Are these the symptoms of a low power speakers ?
How much better is a component speaker?
All advice most welcome, please