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    I have a set of 6" JL C2 components running off a Phoenix gold sapphire 1.4x in my Reg. cab Ford Ranger and it's not loud enough. I'm gonna be ordering some sound deadening and a new amp and i'm wondering if i should upgrade to some bigger speakers or add more woofers or coaxials?







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    Do the deadening first and see how you like it then if its not enough, upgrade the amp and it its still not enough to jl C5s if you want to stay in the JL family and get full power to them, it should sound loud enough with good sound quality. If you want ear-bleeding loud as balls, your gonna need something else completely.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffdachef View Post
    Do the deadening first and see how you like it then if its not enough, upgrade the amp and it its still not enough to jl C5s if you want to stay in the JL family and get full power to them, it should sound loud enough with good sound quality. If you want ear-bleeding loud as balls, your gonna need something else completely.
    Ya i'll try some sound deadening and a new amp first. Don't know If I want to stay with JL speakers as the c2's are a bit harsh, I'm not looking for extremely loud just loud enough to have the windows down while soundin good




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    Re: bigger speakers or add more speakers?

    send them more power, and deaden your doors/car




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    send them more power, and deaden your doors/car
    They're running on 120x2 rms with gains set low, 60w more then rated




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    Re: bigger speakers or add more speakers?

    oh, that should be plenty of pwr




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    more power more speakers equals more db's



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    Quote Originally Posted by canadiankush View Post
    Ya i'll try some sound deadening and a new amp first. Don't know If I want to stay with JL speakers as the c2's are a bit harsh, I'm not looking for extremely loud just loud enough to have the windows down while soundin good
    Quote Originally Posted by canadiankush View Post
    They're running on 120x2 rms with gains set low, 60w more then rated
    havent heard the c2s but the C5s are buttery smooth mids and very tamed and detailed tweets not a bad set if you can get it for under 200. with 120 rms to each side, you should have more then enough power to make speakers sing while going 75 on the highway, but then again i never heard the C2s



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    more power more speakers equals more db's
    Lol I'm well aware, that's why I asking if I should add more or get better speakers

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    havent heard the c2s but the C5s are buttery smooth mids and very tamed and detailed tweets not a bad set if you can get it for under 200. with 120 rms to each side, you should have more then enough power to make speakers sing while going 75 on the highway, but then again i never heard the C2s
    120rms? says they're rated for 75w each? Maybe I can tune mine better, got any tips or how to's on setting the eq's?




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    Quote Originally Posted by canadiankush View Post
    120rms? says they're rated for 75w each? Maybe I can tune mine better, got any tips or how to's on setting the eq's?
    miscommunication, i thought you had 120 rms going to EACH side, not 120 rms total, yeah more power would help with clarity. how's your EQ settings looking like now?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffdachef View Post
    miscommunication, i thought you had 120 rms going to EACH side, not 120 rms total, yeah more power would help with clarity. how's your EQ settings looking like now?
    Oh, you are right, i do have 120rms going to each speaker. Headunit EQ is low at 200hz, mid at 1.5khz and high at 12.5khz, amp is set around 200hz




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    Re: bigger speakers or add more speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by canadiankush View Post
    Lol I'm well aware, that's why I asking if I should add more or get better speakers


    add more speakers



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