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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2007, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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OT - Speakers

I know there are a couple of audio experts here....just want to tap your knowledge...

I'm ready to put my dash back in....it can hold two 4" speakers...the current ones are POS 4" with 4oz magnets...good for about 80W peak...or about 20W RMS.

I'm checking on Ebay and there appears to be some good prices....and I know enough to not be fooled by the "200W output" when in reality they are adding the peak output of each speaker (100W)....

In real terms of quality and depth of sound, what specs should I really be looking at? I don't need a lot of volume...My radio only puts out about 40W rms per speaker...does the "sensitivity" spec determine the dynamic range?....etc.

I'm all ears....

BTW...suggested brands would be nice input as well.
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Stay away from anything with a paper cone. It will probably get wet in the Jeep.
And aluminum baskets won't rust but are generally on high end speakers. So you probably won't be putting high end speakers in a Jeep.
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Sony Xplod have worked great for me John, water resistant too.
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Re: OT - Speakers

i am no audio expert.. but my advise is go with name brand.. sony, kenwood, jvc.. and generally the more you pay.. the better they are.. with those brands.. get the biggest sized speaker you can put in the spot.. most name brand speakers these days will not have a papercone.. i had a set of 5" kenwoods in the heep.. think i paid about 80 bucks for them.. and they sounded great.. if your head unit is putting out 40w per channel.. that is plenty...
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Re: OT - Speakers

look for a wide range of output.
A human ear can hear from 20-20k Hz.
The sensitivity rating tells you how loud the speaker is, in a lab environment, measured at 1 meter with 1 watt f signal.
For every 3 Db you want it louder, you have to double the power.

For your application, I would find a name brand, 2-way (seperate tweeter in front of the woofer) 4" speaker.
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