The sound deadening stuff works well, it takes the edge off road noise, the more you add, the quieter it gets. The whole point of sound deadening is to add mass to a panel so it does not vibrate. The Symmetry EPX2 system is a 10-channel crossover, and an EQ I have the optional 28-band EQ card installed. I have all my amps actively crossed over, I can change the crossover points and EQ levels while i'm listening to it. Also the peerles speakers are nice, but I think i'm going to change the 6.5" midbasses in the doors out for something that can handle more power. They would make good component speakers for you if you bought them from www.madisound.com They can custom build passive crossovers for the speakers you select, and the final price is well below what you would pay for a commercially available component set (e.g. Infinity, JL Audio)
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I personally go with the commerical grade system. I own a 99' Firebird with with JL (Sleathbox + 500/5 amplifier). I do have a question upon tweeters. Their the only thing sound-wise I havent replaced. Does anybody know what should I replace them with? Note: their running on a 50 watts from the headunit. Ive heard Kicker tweeters were the loudest. Im not much of a high's kind of guy.
i have blown front speakers on a monsoon system. each speaker has connection for four wires. two are for the tweeter and two for the base. the speakers are two ohm's. ihave found other two ohm speakers but they all have connections for only two wires. i'm hoping some one can help me with a solution.
Like a coax speaker? It will have 2 lugs, but you'll see 2 sets of wires coming off it and maybe some electronics like a capacitor and coil. 2 wires will go toward the center and 2 go through the cone to the tweeter. It needs to all be desoldered, crossover removed, and resolder 1 set to the lugs, and the secure the other set somehow.
Or buy some delco speakers off ebay.
ok so this is my second time around on the carputer install in my 99 trans am with the monsoon system. the first time around i ran for over a year, before i systematically broke each individual component of my carputer by trying to make upgrades and not really being careful now i have all my components again and am planning for my next install. On my first install i used the factory system and bought a pie adapter that plugged into my factory HU to pump the sound. i really liked this setup seeing as i really don't mind the monsoon sound (contrary to many others on this forum, but hey to each is own). well part of my piece by piece destroying of my components (it really was all very sad) i accidentally burned up original HU once agian. i have another factory HU but this one is older and does not support the pie adapter. so now i am left with no more real money to replace the rest of the sound system, to which in all reality i am perfectly happy using. i ran across this on ebay and wondered if anybody else has seen/tried/used/played with one these? i was thinking i could just use this to strengthen the signal going to the amp. its cheap enough that i may just try it and see
With amps, you get what you pay for but that should drive the monsoon amp. You won't have fade control with 2 channels, but you can connect it to the front and back in parallel.
Im not really worried about fade control since you mess with that once in every 100yrs or so, but what do you mean by connecting it to the front and back in parallel? Currently i have my carputer hooked up to the amp which is feeds into the stock sound system. is there a better way to wire all of this (without gutting and replacing the entire sound system)?