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Re: Audiophile question

I could be wrong on this, but I think that the problem is more likely in
the head unit than the speakers--if your head unit can put out 30 or 35
watts, that usually means it can put out around 20 or 25 watts
continuously without distortion.  Also, you may want to consider
speakers that handle *less* power instead of more--if your head unit
can't put out more than 40W peak, say, then speakers that are made to
handle 100W overkill and may not work as well.  Maybe someone who knows
what they're talking about can give more certain advice.


"Everyone says it's pretty hard to visualize.  That's a lie.  It's
impossible to visualize."
	( George Cain )

>      From past reading I know that some of you folk are serious audio types,
> and I think one or two work at audio stores.  I need a bit of information.
>      My son wants to be able to "pump up the volume" in his '88 5KS.  He has a
> Sony "something 350" with extra bass stuff available on a 4 position switch.
> If he adds much volume, the stock speakers (surprise) distort.  This afternoon
> we tried a pair of Panasonic 3 ways in the back of the car.  They are 180w/50
> w speakers.  They also distort, and did not provide as much bass "thump" (is
> that the technical word here?) as the pure stock speakers.
>      So, when the little goobers are cruising down the alley behind the house,
> rattling the windows in our house, are they getting distortion?  Is that
> considered the price that has to be paid for volume?
>      I figured that a mid-range Sony cassette player (30w or 35w per channel,
> 4 channels) would not be able to over-drive a pair of speakers that are
> supposed to be higher rated.
>      So, someone please bring me up to speed here.  Or send me to a website
> that puts it in basic english.  Or tell me what to read.
>      Many thanks.
>      Later.
>      Marty Liggins
>      Imperial Potentate, Bucksnort Quattro Club (Un-Inc.)