Suggestions on upgrading.


de8212

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My current system is as follows:
Pioneer NEX 4200 head unit
Pioneer GM-D9605 - 5 Channel amp (75W x 4 (A/B) @4 ohms, 100W x4 (A/B) @ 2 ohms )
Morel Maximo 6 Components in front (up to 90 watts RMS (180 watts peak power) )
Morel Maximo Coax in rear ( up to 80 watts RMS (160 watts peak power) )
IDQ 12" sub.

Looking to spend ~500. I do not need the sub upgraded. It's plenty for what I need.
I'd like a new head unit but probably gonna hold out for that.

So, that leaves me to a new amp or Components.
Although, I do have a questions about the power to the components. I have the front channels going to the mids and tweeters. Does that mean i am feeding a total of 75 watts to each mid and tweeter? So, 37.5 watts to a tweeter, and 37.5 to a mid? BTW, it's all through the passive crossover that came with the morels.

I'm just not sure if I can somehow get more power to the mids and tweeters. Am I running at 4 ohms or 2? If I am running at 4 how can I wire them to 2 and would that be a noticeable sound increase?


This amp does 100x4 @ 4ohms. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_530RS54500/Soundstream-Reserve-RS5-4500D.html
WOuld that be better quality sound in general? Soundstream vs pioneer??


Or would I be better off to get higher end components and keep the same amp? I can't do both.
thanks for any thoughts.
 

nauc

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did you set your gains right?

heres how. the test tones are at the very bottom...

 

Bobbytwonames

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I would suggest getting a mono amp for that sub and getting your gains and crossovers set right on your mids/highs. It might cost you $200-$300 for a decent mono amp. Just don't use the 5th channel on that amp.
 

nauc

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what impedance is your sub?

if you want your speaker to play louder, bridge your amp to give the fronts more power. run the rears off the deck.

fwiw, i never run rear speakers
 

de8212

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Just to answer a few questions.

I set the gains by ear. I really need to do it by multimeter at the very least, I know. Will try to do so one day.

I've thought about a separate mono amp but the bass is not the issue. The sub channel is pushing 600 watts to a sub that can handle 750 watts. I am fine with the low end. Just wanted the fronts louder.


I know there's a debate on rears vs no rears. I get it but I kinda like them. Maybe I'll get rid of them one day. No easy way to run the rears off the deck now. I might have pulled the factory wires.
 

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