I have a 4 channel 600w sony amp. I had some crappy speakers i installed in the front and rear they were 6.5 pyle 120rms few hundred peak anyways the amp specs claimed the max power was at 120x4.
So i figured somehow that id be able to put full power into 4 speakers 110x4. I remembered i tryed full gains pretty much and could not turn my head unit past 10 vol after that i was getting distortion id say.
So i ended up putting the gains in the middle straight up and down figuring half power clean rms.
Well i recently noticed distorting i just checked the line in wires on the amp and notice a left speaker on a right high level hookup and polarity different on one speaker in so i checked em all then i was listening to the speaker when i turned on the radio and it was at low volume and i herd distortion.
Now im thinking i need some new 6.5 or 6.25s I already upgraded the rears with some kicker 6x9s to replace some infinitys that where also crapping out i had noticed one speaker was flexing pretty good and the other side was barely moving one time and i had also smelled something so i pulled em out.
Those were only 40w rms apparently the amp was too much for the infinitys.
Anyways the only thing i dident notice is the amp calls for a 4 gauge power wire at one point i had a 20ft cheap walmart 8g kit hooked up to it. A few months a go i came across a really good priced 0guage kit and a distrubution block so i figured since i had 2 amps it would be perfect.
I then cut a 2-3ft piece of 8g and ran from the block to the amp. I figured id be getting more power to the amp and i could maybe turn the gains up alil and it would be cleaner then before.
Dont really know what im doing seemed alil louder slightly then one day i read somewhere that it took 4g not 8 so i read my manual and it said 4g too.
So i upgraded again i took 2 3ft pieces of power wire i had cut and i twisted the ends together on each side and crimped a ring on it i figured 2 pieces of 8 would give me 4g.
Now i just gotta figure out what is a decent not to high priced speaker with the right amount of power for the front doors ??? any ideas