Hi, I'm planning to install a pair of MW160 speakers with 4ohm and around 100w power in my car with an internally amplified headunit with 4x25w at 4ohm. Will the Wattage of the speakers draw too much power to overload the system? Since its not an easy task to take off the door panel and install the speakers, I want to install a speaker on one side first to test if the speakers work, & keep the stock speaker (~20w) on another side while testing. Is it safe to do that? I also notice that the stock tweeters and woofers are 8ohm, I'm wondering why they use those in a 4ohm system (my car comes with 8 speakers). Thank you very much.
Re: Installation a new speaker in stock sound system
Your original speakers will pull most of the power due to the fact that they are 8ohm, I think without an amp you will still be dissapointed on the loudness of the 4ohm as they will be quieter but good quality (most bass bins in cars are 4ohm) and can take more of a beating.
Re: Installation a new speaker in stock sound system
One thing you should know when you install the new speaker it is going to pull most of the power away frrom the factory speaker. In order to get the true sound of the speaker, remove the factory one..I know that the door panel might give you trouble, but it will be worth the trouble..If you tell me what kind of car you are working with, I can help you remove the panel easy.
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8 Ohm speakers will work just fine as replacements for the
6 ohm speakers. When fitting speakers you need to consider
The power handling capability. The impedance and the frequencies
involved. Power handling is expressed in wattage ie 100W.
Unfortunately this can be expressed in rms, max or peak music. The rms value (root mean square) is the only really relevant figure as this is the continuose handling power at 1 KHz. The impedance
is the resistance that the amp sees but is not a dc resistance and
varies with frequency. The lower the impedance the more power
will be drawn from the amp. In the event of a short circuit across
the speaker the amp will try to deliver infinite power into an infinitly
small load in an infinitesimal amount of time and will self destruct.
Using an 8 Ohm speaker draws less power than a 6 Ohm speaker.
Connecting speakers in parallel; results in the impedance beingreduced. For example two 8 Ohm speakers in parallel will result
in a 4 Ohm impedance load but in series will be 16 Ohms.
Incidentally the the .1 (5.1) is the sub woofer which only has
to handle the bass frequencies, a small percentage of the
amplifiers overall frequency response..
Connect your speakers and then power up the amp last
after double checking there are no shorts on the speaker
All the very best from Vintie.
Hello , I will be glad to help you.As far as your speakers..It depends on what impedance your subs are rated and if your Picasso amp can be bridged at 4ohm or 8ohm. If your subs are 8ohm each you can wire your subs in parallel and wire them to picasso amp in bridged mode. If your subs are 4ohm each.Then wire the subs in series then wire them to amp in bridged mode..caution do not wire subs in parallel if they are 4ohm .This would bring impedance to about 2 ohms and would be harsh for amp to handle...Goodluck
A lot of companies are using 2 ohm speakers for stock speakers. This means they are more efficient (sounds strange that a stock speaker is efficient). The stock amp may not be able to put enough power out for these to sound good. You may end up needing a new system.
You will need at least a 24 channel mixer to give you spare channels. You also need an active crossover and a snake. The advice you need is too much to include here so I am including some links:http://mixonline.com/live/FixIts/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_sound_mixing, http://mixinglivesound.com/blog/tag/outdoor-concerts/,http://mixinglivesound.com/blog/, and http://www.scribd.com/doc/11435651/Beginners-Guide-to-Mixing-Sound. You may need more monitors than you are planning on and you might consider in ear monitoring.
well first i would change all the mid speakers out to kenwood speakers and not the cheap ones cause the cheap ones are like stock speakers the more higher priced ones like the 80 dollar ones are equal to 300 dollar speakers then you should get a 2 channel or 4 channel MTX amp each speaker can take 150watts. your system would be alot better than stock. if anything look on crutchfield.com that would be the best place if you dont want to go to a car stereo shop in your area. if you plan to keep the deck stock then you need a hi-lo adapter which will hook up to the right or left rear speaker and the remote wire needs to go to the ignition wire behind the deck
Replacing speakers is definitely one of the easy DIY jobs in car audio. And rear deck speakers are the easiest of all. You can usually access them directly from the trunk and it's simply unhook the wires, remove the speakers, mount the new ones, and reattach the wires. Finished!
It's best to replace both in a paired set. The sound from different types of speakers will be different and they're usually sold as a pair anyway.
I'd recommend the Jensen's shown here. They will outperform most stock speakers and sound better too.
Yes you can,,,,,BUT the output labelling on the AMP will tell you where you can connect the 4ohms or the 8ohms....please read these labels and connect the 4ohm speakers to the 4ohm terminals, and the 8ohms to the 8ohms terminals...
If you intend to connect the 4ohm and the 8ohm speakers in parallel then the output impedance terminals you use should be the 4ohm ones.
If there is no labelling showing any 4ohm output terminals then its best if you dont use the 4ohm speakers at all....just connect the 8ohm to the 8ohm terminals...you dont mention any crossover networks inside the speaker boxes or if you have tweeter speakers... so just stick to the basics above at present....
What type of car is it? You can purchase speaker harnesses at any car audio shop that will allow you to snap into the factory plugs.
Also, beware if your system was designed for 8 ohm speakers - using 4ohm speakers instead could cause some problems. Most aftermarket stereos are designed for 4ohm speakers, but some factory stereos designed for 8ohms could be damaged if you give them a smaller ohm load.
It depends on what you want. Is your existing solution a surround sound system (You only mention a subwoofer, what other speakers do you have?)?
Do you want full 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound? If you don't have this, and want it, your amp will have to be replaced, but your sub will fit in just fine. If you currently only have front left and right speakers, you will need to purchase a centre speaker and another pair (5.1) or two pairs (7.1) of speakers.