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    Founder, Barry Schanz Enterprises, LLC. dba Rubyserv. Audio expert. Writer. Trainer.
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  1. What do you have in mind to handle fitting the speakers to the vehicle correctly?
  2. Please forgive me as I am not familiar with a 1987 "SEL". It is possible the audio system with door speakers included 2 amplifiers, one for the left side and one for the right side. It seems like you want to get better sound with the design philosophy of the original sound system, yet equipment this old is likely to sound poor or not work correctly. I think what would handle this for you is a micro amplifier with 4 output channels. AudioControl's ACM-4.300 is only 9.4″W x 3.0″D x 1.75″H
  3. Hi there. I'd love to help with advice and products. To address your concern about power handling vs power rating of amplifiers I invite you to read my article: Power Ratings: What Do They Mean?
  4. It's been years but I installed just that into a Sunfire and I thought it was pretty far from good sound quality. It was an entry level Kenwood AM/FM/CD receiver and Pioneer A series 4x6s and 6x9s, if I recall correctly. To the owner the car was a college runner that wasn't intended to be owned for more than a few years. One of the Sony high power HUs would do a lot better job with a wide range of speakers. I sell CDT Audio speakers exclusively now which I trust to sound great on a wide range of power. The car is going to need 2 pairs of speaker adapter brackets and I strongly recommend vibration damping mat as there is a lot of stuff in a Sunfire that will tend to vibrate. If you'd like to see some ideas and figures pm me.
  5. trumpet

    New to car audio and can use some advice

    Slow it down. If this is in fact your first system you have gone way past most first-timers. Now I congratulate you and issue a warning to not "throw money" at your complaint about the tweeters. When you say hiss and static from the tweeters, only on some songs, what exactly do you mean? Do not forget that you have many audio settings within your Pioneer head unit to access. If you're unsure of what is actually the source of this annoyance you can spend a bit of time with the equalizer and see what one band at a time does to affect a song. I'm not convinced, with the information provided, that you need to buy one more piece of electronics. What are your audio sources? Streaming from Spotify off your phone's Bluetooth connection? HD Radio? Let us know more about that.
  6. Time Left: 20 days and 10 hours

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    Features built-in 4 channel class A/B full range amplifier output + 2 channel Class D High Power amplifier for subwoofers. Including the DSP and amplifier in one chassis opens up many system configuration possibilities that traditionally have required more equipment, more space, more wiring, more $$$. Connect to your Windows PC with a USB cable. Auto-detection makes for a painless connection. Technical Specs and Dimensions: Power input voltage range 9V - 15V Inputs 4 x High Level(Speaker Level) In and 2 x RCA In (4V Max) Outputs 6 x High Level Out, 4 x RCA Out RMS Power 30W x 4 @ 4 Ohms RMS Power 50W x 4 @ 2 Ohms Sub RMS Power 80W x 2 @ 4 Ohms Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (0.5 dB) DSP Bit Depth 48 Bit A/D and D/A Converters BurrBrown S/N Ratio >110 db @ 1 kHz 0.1 dB (THD) Channel Separation - Low level outputs >85 dB (1 kHz) Distortion(THD) >0.001% (Low Level Out) Micro USB PC Control Input 360 degree phase adjustment Adjustable crossover frequency and slope 10 bands parametric or graphic Input EQ 15 Bands Per Channel parametric or graphic EQ Dimensions 8.5" (215 mm) x 5.7" (145 mm) x 2.1" (54 mm)

    $579.99

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  7. CDT Audio DSP4.8 Amplified Digital Signal Processor View Listing Features built-in 4 channel class A/B full range amplifier output + 2 channel Class D High Power amplifier for subwoofers. Including the DSP and amplifier in one chassis opens up many system configuration possibilities that traditionally have required more equipment, more space, more wiring, more $$$. Connect to your Windows PC with a USB cable. Auto-detection makes for a painless connection. Technical Specs and Dimensions: Power input voltage range 9V - 15V Inputs 4 x High Level(Speaker Level) In and 2 x RCA In (4V Max) Outputs 6 x High Level Out, 4 x RCA Out RMS Power 30W x 4 @ 4 Ohms RMS Power 50W x 4 @ 2 Ohms Sub RMS Power 80W x 2 @ 4 Ohms Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (0.5 dB) DSP Bit Depth 48 Bit A/D and D/A Converters BurrBrown S/N Ratio >110 db @ 1 kHz 0.1 dB (THD) Channel Separation - Low level outputs >85 dB (1 kHz) Distortion(THD) >0.001% (Low Level Out) Micro USB PC Control Input 360 degree phase adjustment Adjustable crossover frequency and slope 10 bands parametric or graphic Input EQ 15 Bands Per Channel parametric or graphic EQ Dimensions 8.5" (215 mm) x 5.7" (145 mm) x 2.1" (54 mm) Advertiser trumpet Date 10/09/2018 Price $579.99 Category Amplifier Classifieds  
  8. "Really loud" doesn't mean much but it should be effortless for a good amplified component system to get quite uncomfortably loud on the top end on music. I remember when I first heard my own car audio system go from "good but not that loud" to WOW. I think it would be fair to say I had been taught to set up an amplified system very conservatively as to prevent damage for the customers. The switch from quiet to "yeah that's more like it" loud and still clean was when I had the old Alpine PXA-H700 DSP and I tried a trick I found online to increase the volume level. The experts assured that it would not ruin anything. It wasn't until I had a transitional experience that I ever could play music in my own vehicle so that my ears were feeling it after shutting down the system. Oh, and no speakers were harmed.
  9. Seeing as I've been down this path of adding or replacing amplifiers for more power to see how the sound changes on the same speakers, I can tell you with high confidence Option 1 means you'd spend a lot more money and get little to justify it. You have already been told a very important clue to all of this, which is the tweeters. Not that there is a problem, it's that if you want it louder and maintain the same balance from bass to the top end you're not going to get any more out of the tweeters. It's very unlikely that the tweeters need any "help" with a different amplifier, head unit, or DSP. They're not getting anywhere close to the rated power output of your amplifier with music playing, so giving them a more powerful amplifier is a total waste of money. An approach that adds more speakers is the most logical one. Or you could install pro audio style mid-woofers and bullet tweeters but that is totally counteractive to your apparent preference for good sound.
  10. trumpet

    Factory Speaker Replacement - Advice Please

    CDT Audio has 2 ohm 6.5" woofers that could do the job well. PM me your e-mail address and I'll send you the details of my recommended package to handle this tonight.
  11. Due to the complexity and variety of factory audio systems it is unlikely for one manufacturer to make a DSP that covers the entire range of current production vehicles. This is why we rely on integration devices such as PAC AmpPro, JL Audio FiX, Zen Audio's various specialty products, and so on. It used to be that input EQ and channel summing were adequate to give two full range "flat" left and right channels from 4 or more input channels. CDT Audio DSP4.8 also needs to be included.
  12. trumpet

    Tuning,kinda,question(s)

    Bass will change often as there are many reasons for it, but mainly the problem is how it starts in the process of creating a music recording. I recommend for everyone serious about good sound to expect to adjust the bass level in their vehicle second only to adjusting the main system volume level. There is no "silver bullet" subwoofer setup that will make that need go away.
  13. View Listing CDT Audio DRT-25 1" Silk Tweeters This is found in many of the HD series component systems such as the best seller HD-62. As with all speakers like this you must use a High Pass Filter crossover. This listing is for 2 tweeters and assorted mounting hardware. DRT 25 1" audiophile silk dome tweeter Technical specs and contents 1 pr 1" silk dome tweeter drivers w/neo charged magnet structure 1 pr flush mount housings w/hardware 1 pr angled flush mount rings 1 pr flat surface mount cups 1 pr angled surface mount cups Frequency response: 1500Hz-20,000Hz Impedance: 4 ohms Sensitivity: 92.2dB Flush mount hole: 2" Flush mount depth: 12/16" Flush cup OD: 2 6/16" SHIPPING The price of $110 includes shipping to the continental US. This is a used item. DRT-25_07.pdf Advertiser trumpet Date 10/03/2018 Price $110.00 Category Speaker Classifieds  
  14. Time Left: 14 days and 11 hours

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    This is found in many of the HD series component systems such as the best seller HD-62. As with all speakers like this you must use a High Pass Filter crossover. This listing is for 2 tweeters and assorted mounting hardware. DRT 25 1" audiophile silk dome tweeter Technical specs and contents 1 pr 1" silk dome tweeter drivers w/neo charged magnet structure 1 pr flush mount housings w/hardware 1 pr angled flush mount rings 1 pr flat surface mount cups 1 pr angled surface mount cups Frequency response: 1500Hz-20,000Hz Impedance: 4 ohms Sensitivity: 92.2dB Flush mount hole: 2" Flush mount depth: 12/16" Flush cup OD: 2 6/16" SHIPPING The price of $110 includes shipping to the continental US. This is a used item. DRT-25_07.pdf

    $110.00

    Grafton, ND

  15. trumpet

    any recommendation for 5.25 comps?

    The ES Gold 5.25" mid-woofers are the obvious choice. The choices get interesting when considering the rest of the speaker set parts. Have you ever tried CDT's Accent Fill pods as part of a 3-way system? Pm me if you'd like, I can help directly.
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