Re: Help me select some speakers for my truck
As hard as it is to believe you don't have to put something aftermarket in every single speaker opening that exists in order to get a proper system. Leave the rears stock and run them off the head unit, and attenuate them using the fader or whatever other controls are available on the head unit so they don't distort early and hurt your system's overall capabilities. Take the 50-100 dollars you'd have spent on rear speakers and add it to the budget for your front stage. In real life live sound comes from in front of you with subtle reverbrations from the rear. But the equipment in front of you will make or break a sound quality system.
I drive an 09 Crewmax and have Hertz HSK 165s. I also have an Eclipse EA4200. I had it bridged to the components at 120-130 watts in my 04 dakota Quad Cab. Due to a miscommunication when I had my equipment transferred over when I traded vehicles a day before leaving my home state for 6 months, the amp wasn't bridged to the fronts in the Tundra and I am stuck with 60 watts per side for now. I am missing something but it still sounds really good. But with 120 watts per side I felt like everything I heard in my Dakiota was happening in the truck right in front of me. Part of it is the power, part of it is the change in acoustics in the new truck which makes it seem like the extra power and a different install would make a bigger diffrence. Experiment carefully with tweeter location. They didn't work too badly for me in the sail panels of the Dakota but for some reason in this truck it feels like they'd work better in a different location, either in the windshield panels or high in the doors. The install is just as important as the brand and model, if not more.
With 5-600 bucks if you leave the rear coaxials stock you can go for the next level of HERTZ 2 ways which I hear makes much better midbass than the 165s and handles something like 180 watts rms. OR you could go with a few different brands that are still better than Polk or Boston or Alpine.
I ran my EA4200 for 2 years bridged to my components with great sound and zero problems and will be doing it again as soon as I'm either around a decent shop or have the time and energy to rip the seats and carpets up and switch a few things around.
Last edited by eharri3; 08-12-2009 at 01:24 AM.
Re: whats some good components?
Originally Posted by deathpenalty18
Not an sq set up just want good sq speakers and tweets not interested in mids! And my sub is a fcking ia dp 18 with a memphis 4kw
Originally Posted by x1le
mids ARE speakers.
A component set = pair of midwoofer's and a pair of tweeter's
and nobody cares what your sub is.