I wanted to see what ole diamond audio was putting out these days since about 10+ years ago I used a lot of their stuff but knew they started making some junk but just wanted to see what was up and I see this weird red bolded disclaimer on every subwoofer they have listed on their products page.
SPECIAL NOTE: LIKE ALL DUAL VOICE COIL SUBWOOFERS A DUAL 2 OHM SUBWOOFER IS ACTUALLY A 1 OHM...OR 4 OHM SUBWOOFER - IT WILL NEVER BE JUST 2 OHMS!! AND A DUAL 4 OHM SUBWOOFER IS ACTUALLY A 2 OHM...OR 8 OHM SUBWOOFER - IT WILL NEVER BE JUST 4 OHMS!!
BE CAREFUL WHEN DESIGNING YOUR AUDIO SYSTEM AND YOUR SELECTION OF AMPLIFIER/SUBWOOFER COMBINATION(S). LOWER IMPEDANCE IS NOT A GOOD THING. DAMPENING FACTOR OF THE AMPLIFIER SUFFERS (HOW IT CONTROLS THE SUBWOOFER) AND THE HEAT OF ANY AMPLIFIER DOUBLES WITH EVERY HALVING OF IMPEDANCE. NOT A GOOD THING!!! REMEMBER THAT HEAT IS YOUR ENEMY.
Hi everyone, I'm looking to upgrade my setup for the first time and have some questions.
I'm not an audiophile (maybe yet, haha) but I do love music and want it to sound reasonably good, considering price. But I wanna start with something basic and go from there. My plan is to buy the parts and get a local shop to install everything. Hoping to keep it around $500 (I'm Canadian but using USD to presumably make it easier for people here) all in if possible.
I have a 1997 Honda Civic CX. There's an aftermarket Kenwood deck in it but its old and I'll be replacing it. Beyond that there's 2 stock speakers in the back, and none in the front, just the plastic things that look like speakers, which I found kinda odd.
So onto the questions. How many speakers do I actually need? Can I just get a new deck, 2 speakers, and a powered sub and call it a day? Or do I need 4 speakers? The first scenario seems more convenient, because if I understand correctly (correct me if not), I can only plug in 4 things to the average lower-end deck. 4 speakers plus a sub would require me to get an amp, yes? Prefer to not go down that road if possible for budget reasons. Can I get 2 new speakers and keep the existing rear ones? Would that sound bad?
Examples of components I'm looking at:
https://www.amazon.ca/Rockville-RW10CA-Profile-Powered-Subwoofer/dp/B019Z3R582/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=subwoofer+car&qid=1560738464&s=gateway&sr=8-3 (looks like it just sold out)
Will appreciate any help. Thanks!