So I have decided to change out my factory speakers for something a little better.
What I have now is Chrysler Infinity 10 speaker system with the amps on the main speakers and satellites driven from those amps. One in each front door w/amps driving a 5x7 in the door and a 5.25 two way in the dash with separate feed for the two coils of the dash speaker. In the rear I have a 6x9 two way speakers with an amp in the side panels driving a 31/2 in the rear pillars.
This all sound quite good with the factory Infinity radio, not so good with my Sony head unit. As it sits right now I have very low volume and the speakers start clipping at about half volume.
The next thing that I tried was a “Scosche” 4 speaker level converter, needless to say it su*ks. Worse then before, sounds like an AM radio or a bad cassette.
So now I think that my only alternative is to change out all the speakers. I don’t want to spend too much but I am willing to “invest” in something decent. I really don’t want to set up amps now and just use my head unit’s internal amp. Then a subwoofer with its own amp as my head unit has a sub out.
I want to retain the factory locations and sizes for the speakers, as to keep the inside of my van looking clean and stock.
The head unit has an out put of 52 watts @ 4 ohms but also can run from 4 to 8 ohms. I have not found a decent crossover that would run in speaker level. So I am wondering if I can run two 8 ohm speakers in parallel. I do know ohms law and know the wattage will be cut in half. But how will it sound? Will it not have enough power to drive the speakers or is this ok.
On the speakers what are your favorites, I am leaning towards Infinity, JBL or Sony’s
Have JBL’s at home and there great, van came with Infinity and the head unit is a Sony.
So not sure what to go with? Let me know what you think .what sounds good for the cost?