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Re: Audiophile question

Be careful with turning up the volume and distorting those speakers as more
speakers get blown (voicecoil damage) due to underpowering them (coupled
with mucho distortion) than running too much power through them.

Be careful with so called "hi-power" head units. Usually the claims are for
peak power and usually at such high distortion levels that the power is

If you want clean powerful sound you will need a separate amplifier.
Accordingly if you want accurate & powerful reproduction of low frequencies
you will need a separate bass speaker (woofer or sub-woofer depending on how
low you need to go).

'87 4000csq
325 watts (rated @ 12V) of Hifonics Series VI power driving 4 MB Quarts and
a 10" band pass sub,
not rattling any windows but the rearview mirror sure is shaky.

-----Original Message-----
>On Sat, 28 Mar 1998, MHLIGGINS wrote:
>> If he adds much volume, the stock speakers (surprise) distort.  This
>> we tried a pair of Panasonic 3 ways in the back of the car.  They are
>> w speakers.  They also distort, and did not provide as much bass "thump"
>> that the technical word here?) as the pure stock speakers.
>I'd say that the head unit itself is distorting the signal.  Rarely do
>head units put out clean signals to the speakers at full tilt.  All the
>way up, you can expect distortion.
>Also, I doubt the 35wx4 is over driving the panasonics.  Head units come
>very overrated, in my experience.  To get a cleaner "thump", your son will
>have to add an amplifier and subwoofer -- but that may be overkill, and he
>may end up rattling the windows like the local "goobers" -- also, if it's
>coming out of your pocket, it won't be pretty :).
>87 4kq
>a/d/s, Boston Acoustics, JL, SoundStream, Alpine...
>(not rattling any windows)