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Old 06-04-2007, 07:59 PM
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needing new speakers help me choose

ok guys and gals i have about 300-400 bucks canadian give or take to buy some new speakers anyone wanna give me some ideas of what i should get?
right now i have infinity refrence they work great but i cant turn up the mid on them enough, they keep blowing with the amp i have and i like it to be loud(to level off the 2 subs in the back) right now i have my front hpf set at 100hz so i can have it louder. I like the sound of the infinitys so something similar or maby even little less harsh on the ears to.

also the amp i have now for my speakers is a sony explode 2chan amp believe its a 1000 watter(peak)
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:27 PM
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nobody has any ideas???
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1 i do not like sony .
2 i do not know a set that is set for 500 each .i would get a new amp and use trhat one for subs
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Be less lazy and tell us the true amperage of the amp.
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What size speakers and what is the model # of the amp?
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model number is xmsd22x amp and about size it dont matter to me.
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Your amp is fairly large at 200w per channel (even though it is a Sony). Finding component speakers that can take this amount of power on a continous basis is hard to do. If you are blowing speakers, it is from a number of things.

1) excessive gain
2) way too much power
3) playing too long

all of which produces excessive heat that the speakers voice coils cannot dissipate and then you have blown speakers. I suggest a good set of Morel speakers in the 6.75" component size, turn the gain down and play the system safely. If you want the system louder, add another set of speakers if space is of no concern. Here is a link to some really good component speakers to choose from. With your budget, look to the lower end of the spectrum here.
http://www.morelhifi.com/products/mob_2way.html
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DLS UP6, easy to fit, awesome quality, get very loud without any distortion, crystal clear, silk dome tweeters (not harsh like many). When installed properly produce tremendous punchy clear bass. I have them crossed at 63hz off my deck's crossover. The can take up to 150wrms. I feed them 70-80wrms of clean power and couldn't be happier. BUT... I would get rid of that amp, never ever heard anything good about sony.

According to specs below this amp is not really meant to run speakers, since it only has a low pass filter. Seems like it's a sub amp.

Sony XM-SD22X 2/1 Channel Amplifier Model XMSD22X Part No. XMSD22X
Two-channel car amplifier
200 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms (250 watts x 2 at 2 ohms)
500 watts RMS x 1 bridged output at 4 ohms (4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
Variable low-pass filter (50-300 Hz at 12 dB per octave)
Bass boost (10 dB at 40 Hz)
MOSFET output stage and power supply
CEA-2006 compliant
Preamp- and speaker-level inputs
Preamp outputs
Requires 4-gauge power and ground leads not included with amplifie
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