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firstname.lastname@example.org "Adam" wrote:
"What do you mean by 4 way. Usually that refers to how many drivers are
in a speaker. Do you mean 4 channel?"
I believe it is obvious that I was taking about an amp with four channels.
It seemed appropriate to suggest an option that was relatively inexpensive.
What is he supposed to do, go and get a single amp for each speaker?
Maybe get two amps for the front and back speakers and leave the subwoofer
"I strongle recomend against the above. The small, half din passive eq's
add A LOT of distortion and noise. They aren't very flexible either and
end up being a glorified bass and treble control that does more harm than
good. I personally don't even use the much higher quality active trunk
mounted eq's, even they add noise and distortion. There's a LOT more to
good audio than a flat frequency response."
I have a passive EQ, and get no distortion and noise. How does a passive
EQ "do more harm than good?" Flat frequency response? I do not have this
"Just don't go for the FM Modulator type setups. They tie your cd player
into your tuner, so its like listening to the radio. Most car tuners are
pretty bad and give a seiously compromising performance. Its much more
worth you while to pull the stock head (that is, if you still have it)
and replace it with an aftermarket CD head. Make sure it has pre outs
for you sub amp."
I have an "FM Modulator type setup" and it is fine. It is not like
listening to the radio, but instead actually sounds better than my tuner.
I had a side-by-side comparison setup with both types of changers, and the
difference was non-existent. Have you actually installed a FM type system
in your car, or is your knowledge second-hand?
I did not intend to respond to the original question and get a response
like I did. Nevertheless, it is necessary for me to relate my stereo
experiences for those who are looking to save some money without
sacrificing audio quality.