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    i dont want a sub but i want more bass!

    i have a pretty cool system now and im really happy with it but i wish i could just get a liiiittle more base out of it and itd be perfect.i can turn the volume up to 16 with base on the highest setting but when i turn t 17 it sounds like its making an odd noise and then on 18 it makes that noise were it sounds like its kidna shasking lose or somthing but i heard if i play it to high like that it will blow so would i need better speakers or can somthing squeze more power out of it?
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    Do you have a stock head unit or aftermarket head unit? What speakers do you have?

    FYI - It is bass, not base.

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    i do have an aftermarket head unit and im actually not quite sure ill check tomorrow tho

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    Upgrading your speakers will have a very noticable difference.
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    A speaker upgrade would help. If you have the monsoon system run new speaker wire to bypass the amp. You will also have more choices for speakers.

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    You can run a aftermarket amplifier Memphis or Boston acoustics and running new wire also aftermarket head unit will make a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-my-body View Post
    i have a pretty cool system now and im really happy with it but i wish i could just get a liiiittle more base out of it and itd be perfect.i can turn the volume up to 16 with base on the highest setting but when i turn t 17 it sounds like its making an odd noise and then on 18 it makes that noise were it sounds like its kidna shasking lose or somthing but i heard if i play it to high like that it will blow so would i need better speakers or can somthing squeze more power out of it?
    16 to you might be 30 to someone else's so that's all relative. Are you distoring your speakers @ 1/4 volume? 1/2? 3/4? full? volume?

    If you're distorting at lower volume, you've got faulty wiring (i'm guessing a poor instal). If you're distorting at higher volume, you just want new speakers. You'll want 6.75" (aka, oversized 6.5") mid bass 2ohm drivers. A lot of people like the Elemenatal Designs e3.6, it's cheap and punchy. Crutchfield has a Kicker CompVT 08CVT654 and a JL Audio 6W3v3-4. (which you'll need to figure out proper wireing as they a 4Ohm)

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    Distorting at a high volume could also be the result of your CD player and not the speakers as well. Having excellent speakers with a shitty amplifier will do you no good.

    Without an external amplifier, the best RMS wattage you are probably getting from your CD player is about 25-30 watts per channel with maybe a peak rating of 45 watts.

    If you try cranking it up beyond the RMS level, it will sound like shit no matter what speaker you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Distorting at a high volume could also be the result of your CD player and not the speakers as well. Having excellent speakers with a shitty amplifier will do you no good.

    Without an external amplifier, the best RMS wattage you are probably getting from your CD player is about 25-30 watts per channel with maybe a peak rating of 45 watts.

    If you try cranking it up beyond the RMS level, it will sound like shit no matter what speaker you get.

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