the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
icon

distortion


Post ReplyPost New Topic
< Prev Topic Next Topic >
galen_s 
Member - Posts: 24
Member spacespace
Joined: June 28, 2003
Location: United States
Posted: June 29, 2004 at 12:33 AM / IP Logged  

I have some infinity 6002i components in the back of my 94 civic. i'm powering them with my stock head unit which is rated at 20 watts rms. what is the reason for the distortion? Will an amp help remedy this problem at equivolent volumes? Can someone explain this to me? Thanks.

Galen

galen_s 
Member - Posts: 24
Member spacespace
Joined: June 28, 2003
Location: United States
Posted: June 29, 2004 at 12:34 AM / IP Logged  

sorry, i meant 6.5 inch coaxials. not component

Steven Kephart 
Platinum - Posts: 1,737
Platinum spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Audio and Video. Click here for more info.spaceThis member consistently provides reliable informationspace
Joined: November 06, 2003
Location: Oregon, United States
Posted: June 29, 2004 at 12:36 AM / IP Logged  

Most head units doesn't have much clean power available.  You would definitely be able to get more clean output with an outboard amp.

Steven Kephart

Adire Audio

galen_s 
Member - Posts: 24
Member spacespace
Joined: June 28, 2003
Location: United States
Posted: June 29, 2004 at 12:43 AM / IP Logged  
how much wattage would i need to get to power these speakers? I saw an alpine amp on ebay, i believe it was the mrp f320. 50w x4 would this work? or would an amp with say 30x4 be sufficient. Thanks
cynyde 
Member - Posts: 5
Member spacespace
Joined: June 29, 2004
Location: United States
Posted: June 29, 2004 at 9:43 AM / IP Logged  
Check your speaker box, it should tell you how many watts rms or max the seakers can handle. Your best bet is to power them with as close to rms as possible.
galen_s 
Member - Posts: 24
Member spacespace
Joined: June 28, 2003
Location: United States
Posted: June 29, 2004 at 9:53 AM / IP Logged  
ya ok. But what i'm really wondering is, does having an amp help reduce distortion at an equivolent volume on my 20 deck?
DYohn 
Moderator - Posts: 10,740
Moderator spaceThis member has made a donation to the12volt.com. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Electrical Theory. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Audio and Video. Click here for more info.spacespace
Joined: April 22, 2003
Location: Arizona, United States
Posted: June 29, 2004 at 10:45 AM / IP Logged  

Yes.  What you are probably hearing is distortion and clipping from the small amps in your head unit.  Most heads put out around 12 to 23 watts before distortion (and yes, I am talking about those that advertise 45 or 50 watts X4.  They put out more like 18 to 20 watts of clean power.)  So adding an amplifier that can sustain higher power before distortion will definately clean up your sound.

The Infinity Reference 6002i coaxial will handle 60 watts RMS.  So a 50 watt per channel amplifier is perfect for them.

Support the12volt.com
kfr01 
Gold - Posts: 2,121
Gold spaceThis member has made a donation to the12volt.com. Click here for more info.spacespace
Joined: April 30, 2003
Posted: June 29, 2004 at 1:55 PM / IP Logged  
Even 30 from a separate decent amp would do wonders over head unit power.
New Project: 2003 Pathfinder
galen_s 
Member - Posts: 24
Member spacespace
Joined: June 28, 2003
Location: United States
Posted: June 29, 2004 at 8:08 PM / IP Logged  
great. thanks all. That was the clarification I needed.

Sorry, you can NOT post a reply.
This topic is closed.

  Printable version Printable version Post ReplyPost New Topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

  •  
Search the12volt.com
Follow the12volt.com Follow the12volt.com on Facebook
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • Copyright © 1999-2022 the12volt.com, All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies
Disclaimer: *All information on this site ( the12volt.com ) is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular use. Any user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and use of this information. Please verify all wire colors and diagrams before applying any information.

Secured by Sectigo
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
Support the12volt.com
Top
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer