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    i just fitted two component speakers, passenger and drivers door in a 5 door astra, and ive got a pioneer headunit, a very good one, cost £200, 4x50w

    these are speakers
    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/pion...ll-p-5914.html

    the back speakers and all the wiring is standard

    basically i wanna change the back speakers and amp all four speakers and get a amp and sub later on

    i was thinking getting a sep amp for the speakers and one for the sub
    and i need to get 4 gauge wiring kit, right?

    whats peoples ideas?


    thanks

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    Yep sounds good, i would go for 0 gauge and the get a fuse distributor, and yes amping all the speaks will give better results so yes a 4 channel amp and then one for the sub, i know sound stream use to do a 5 channel amp but it was£££

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma ??? View Post
    Yep sounds good, i would go for 0 gauge and the get a fuse distributor, and yes amping all the speaks will give better results so yes a 4 channel amp and then one for the sub, i know sound stream use to do a 5 channel amp but it was£££

    dont think ill need 0 gauge, ive been told 4 gauge is best for what i want

    im not sure about what speakers to get in back?
    and what amp should i be looking at?

    what you recon to this?
    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/8039.html

    ones ive got in front are 50w RMS, im not sure if they have to be same watt

    some people say only amp the front speakers? what you recon?

    thanks

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    Amp all the speakers you will get a fuller sound, no the speakers don't have to be the same but the amp will have to be higher than the speaker with the highest RMS the gains on the amp can be turned down for the speaker with the lowest RMS, The system will be easier to upgrade using 0 gauge and it all depends what power rating sub your going to run Edit get the sub first and then shop for the amp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma ??? View Post
    Amp all the speakers you will get a fuller sound, no the speakers don't have to be the same but the amp will have to be higher than the speaker with the highest RMS the gains on the amp can be turned down for the speaker with the lowest RMS, The system will be easier to upgrade using 0 gauge and it all depends what power rating sub your going to run Edit get the sub first and then shop for the amp.

    so is that amp i linked you okay for two front speakers of 50w RMS and these ones

    not sure about getting these but yeah
    their higher watt than front ones, does that matter? and does it matter as their different make from front ones?
    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/1167.html

    but theirs these aswell with a lower watt than the front ones

    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/8068.html

    what ones are best to get?

    thanks

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    4 AWG is capable of doing 800 watts RMS and thats a lot!

    That amp will be fine mate

    Best thing is to match the RMS input with the amp, and not go over it ( within reason ) , as you run more risk of damaging the voice coils
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    You will be slightly under power as the amp's ratings are at 14.4 volts it will never see that. I don't rate JBL tbh, ratings rally don't matter that much as long as it is set up correctly you can use the a really powerful amp just means you turn the gain and the sub settings down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms1989 View Post
    4 AWG is capable of doing 800 watts RMS and thats a lot!

    That amp will be fine mate

    Best thing is to match the RMS input with the amp, and not go over it ( within reason ) , as you run more risk of damaging the voice coils
    so mate

    that jbl amp and jbl speakers will be okay with setup ive got?

    'two pioneers in front 50 w RMS and a pioneer cd player 4x50w'

    altho those speakers are 5 watt higher than front ones, does that matter, will it affect sound quality?

    thanks alot

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    That'll make diddly all difference if you ask me. With the amp in use for all speakers, the amp in the head unit won't be doing anything - worth checking if the head unit lets you turn off its internal amp, my Kenwood unit lets me do that and according to the manual this 'improves the quality' of the pre-out signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    That'll make diddly all difference if you ask me. With the amp in use for all speakers, the amp in the head unit won't be doing anything - worth checking if the head unit lets you turn off its internal amp, my Kenwood unit lets me do that and according to the manual this 'improves the quality' of the pre-out signal.
    oh i thought it would be good difference tbh

    what you recon i should do then? people keep teling me diff things

    i just want decent quality music when loud

    thanks

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