View Full Version : Door speakers how to?
12-25-2011, 08:53 AM
okay well my bass sounds good, ive got 2 12's in the back and the hit pretty hard but my door speakers arent loud enough to compete with my bass and yes i could turn down the bass but i want my bass loud and words still audible. sooo i want to add maybe some tweeters and smaller door speakers to go along with the rest of my speakers in my doors but how do i hook them up to my stereo, im good at everything mechanical but not electrical so if you could please tell me if i need some sort of adaptor or what not to make them all work thanks!
12-25-2011, 09:49 AM
without an amplifier, it wouldnt matter to put more speakers in the doors. get a decent 4 or 2 channel and a good set of components in the front of the truck and itll turn out much better. if you just add speakers to the factory ones and connect them all to the head unit, youll present an irregular impedance to the headunit's amplifier and it wont work well, and may possibly damage it. you could probably get away with some tweeters just wired into your factory doors, but the amp and components are the best way to go.
12-25-2011, 12:02 PM
i should of specified i have kicker door speakers in the front and pioneers in the back doors but theres room for im guessing 2 1/2 in speakers in the top front doors and tweeters mounted on pillars????? i went to an audio place to get this all done well my dad did it for me like 2 years ago but they want 100+ just for the 2 front door speakers installed and i can do it, it cant be that hard especially with yalls help
01-02-2012, 03:50 PM
01-02-2012, 04:16 PM
If you want to add additional speakers you need to run an amp for more audio channels. If you just wire in extra speakers to the radio you run the risk of blowing the radios internal amp.
01-02-2012, 05:03 PM
How many channels is your amp?
01-02-2012, 06:09 PM
How many channels is your amp?
not sure ill take a pic and upload it to here so you guys can help me out
01-02-2012, 06:18 PM
the head unit you put in your truck my have extra channels for cars that have more speakers if it does then all you have to do is hook them up to that. but make you you have equal amount of bass mid and tweet cause it sounds stupid with just bass and tweeters.
01-02-2012, 06:32 PM
A properly powered, good set of components in the front should keep up with quite a bit of bass.
01-02-2012, 06:36 PM
okay well my amp has 2 channels and its 1400 watts, its a pyle pla2200
heres my headunit sorry for the crappy pictures
if you guys could help me out and tell me what and how to make the music sound good along with the bass id greatly appreciate it, it doesnt have to be amazing quality but hopefully not breaking my bank ethier
01-02-2012, 07:10 PM
Are your door speakers even hooked to the amp?
01-02-2012, 07:48 PM
no im pretty sure its just my 2 subs
01-02-2012, 09:33 PM
i was in the same situation over the summer and put in pioneer a series speakers mainly because of the issues you're having with not being able to hear mids and highs, on top of that my hu was too much for the stock speakers. My mids and highs are more audible now and sound alot better but the main thing is that you probably have too much bass, i know when you have subs you want to keep as much of it as possible but like i found out, musics not worth listening to when your entire cab and body is shaking. i say just adjust the settings on your hu and install new door speakers, but if you need an amp go for it. But i can't be certain because i've never heard your audio setup, i'm just basing it off of my experience with my 2 12 l5s
01-06-2012, 12:11 PM
Amp and good component speakers...
01-08-2012, 03:40 PM
im with everyone else on this. looks like the speakers you have now ar just hooked to the head unit. you will need a new 2/4 channel amp that puts out ruffly 80-100wrms with a nice set of components. also idk iif that head unit you have has 3 pairs of pre outs but its best that you have one.
depending how much you wanna spend i would recommend something like the MB Quart ONX4.80 (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_24110_MB-Quart-ONX4.80.html) pushing a set of Image Dynamics CTX-6.5cs (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22330_Image-Dynamics-CTX-6.5cs.html) or Massive Audio CK6V (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_40274_Massive-Audio-CK6V.html). however with ether of those speakers you may need to do a little modding and make a MDF ring to space them out some as they may be a little too deep to fit. make sure to also coat the MDF so water doesn't deteriorate it and rot away.
another thing you will have to do is get some sound dampening because the speakers will vibrate the panels and create rattling and more unwanted noise.
last thing, i just wanna put it on the record that anything that comes from sony and pyle is crap but if you like it that's all that matters.
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