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    enhancing sound system

    Hello:
    I just installed some enhancement on my sound system.
    Currently it is:
    Rear speakers infinity 100 RMS
    Front speakers Infinity Kappa 75 RMS
    AMP JBL 60X4

    I also ordered CTF700-H - VGA 7" TFT which will replace the sony HU.

    what do you think?

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    I think, therefore I am.

    Please be more specific with your line of questioning. Because everybody has different needs and perceptions, certain products and opinions may change in different situations.

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    well , I mean , is it OK for moderate sound system? do I miss something?
    are all componenets compatible with each other?

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    your amp is not going to be powerful enough to power your front and rear speakers...its only powerful enough to power your front while bridged into 2 channels...
    Trouble deciding on car speakers? Clicky Clicky
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    thanks for your reply , that what I need to know, what would be better for the amp?

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    how much money do you have to play with? typically, what you want is something that has more power than your max rating on your speakers...reason why is because at a volume that requires power that your amp doesnt have, you get a massive amount of distortion, even though your speakers can handle it...that will damage both your speakers and your fry your amp. if you have 75W RMS and 150W Max speakers at 4ohm, I would get an amplifier that has 200W per channel at 4ohm (200W x 4 = 50W per channel which is not nearly what you need for even your RMS rating)

    also, dont run your 4ohm speakers at 2ohm...you will damage them...but one thing you can do, is double the length of the wire if your running from the amp at 2ohm and at the speaker, you will probably be around 4ohm...you will have to use a multimeter for that though just to be safe...i think its a multimeter at least...
    Trouble deciding on car speakers? Clicky Clicky
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    Carputer: Removed for tablet install

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    I didn't thought so, I thought I would get AMP with RMS less than the speakers. in order to not to load the speakers, I don't like high volume , I care about pure detailed sound.

    I'm not sure I understood the example.
    you mean I need 200 watts x 4 channels?

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    I didn't thought so, I thought I would get AMP with RMS less than the speakers. in order to not to load the speakers, I don't like high volume , I care about pure detailed sound.
    even at low volume, it wont sound right...you will be asking for more power than you realize...try it your way first, but i dont want to have to say "I told you so" lol

    I'm not sure I understood the example.
    you mean I need 200 watts x 4 channels?
    yes...200 Watt by 4 channels equals 50 Watts per channel
    Trouble deciding on car speakers? Clicky Clicky
    Speakers: DLS Ultimate Iridium 6.3 Link
    Subwoofer: removed
    Amplifier#1 (Front Stage): DLS Ultimate A4
    Amplifier#2 (Sub) removed
    Carputer: Removed for tablet install

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    it's 60 per channel I think.
    look http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...BL+CS60.4.html

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    I have a question for rijndael, where did you get your information on amp selection and wiring. I also was wondering how do you run a 4 ohm speaker at 2 ohms?

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