Hi, im new here so Hello everyone! Don't check my spelling or my general typing, cuz I'm from quebec, Canada, and not really good in english.
I HAVE A PROBLEM with a kit I installed in one of my friend's car ... he told me: I want a clear sound with more bass than my stock radio/speakers can give ... So we did the stores!
Speakers - Since he had 5"1/4, and nothing bigger than that would fit, I bought the same size, but more powerfull "Phoenix Gold" 5"1/4s
Radio - He had not much money for that so I went for an ///Alpine 7856 CD receiver, 40x4w pre-amp... it plays amazingly well.
Sub - He bought a Pioneer 10", the new 2002 one, and put it in a small sealed boxe. It also plays very well
Amp - He bought a Pioneer GM-X562 (the power it gives is surprising ...) the amp's driving the sub only
BUT!!! the problem is this: the 5"1/4 are tough and play well, but simply can't handle that much bass ... so they tend to distortion a bit a do stranges glitch sounds.... I installed all that stuff myself, and I know my instalation is good, but I'm not really a pro, since I was more playing with car audio in the 70's ... And the good old solution to distortion in speakers, which was to go buy bigger ones... isn't to consider here since my friend don't want to spend much more money ... so is there any other way I could make his sound better ? (the sub is playing clear, rich bass... it isnt the problem, nor is the amp, since it drives the sub only...) any help would be welcome. thanks in advance.