Can anyone tell me what the the peak power and RMS power of the standard door speakers for the astra mk5.
Mine have lasted about 2 years, had them amped up for a while too they did start to crackle and i poped one, but now un amped and 3 are still going strong :lol: and my music is loud :lol:I have no idea on the numbers, but I put a pioneer HU in my car with standard wireing, No Amps and no power upgrades etc, and I nearly killed the standard speakers.
if you drive around listening to loud music alot (like I do) the standards will not last long (Y)
The CD30 head unit is 18watt RMS so don’t expect the speakers to be that much more.
The Alpine will not be 210/250 RMS that will be there max. All this is really irrelevant, it’s more about not clipping your speakers hence balancing the system. I presume your using an aftermarket head unit and amping these Alpines?
Thanks for you're input, i was going to put the sub in the boot and have 6x9's on the parcel shelf.You’re not putting a sub in the boot are you? If so forget the 6x9’s they do not belong in a shelf with a sub under them. That’s not my personal opinion that’s physics; my personal opinion is that 6x9 are the worst speakers for sound representation, and if required as a bass substitute, a very poor substitute.
End of the day your listening to the tunes, that’s all that maters. :thumbs:
I can if need be go into a very long winded reason why mixing the two with out enclosing the 6x9 with in there own serrate volume is a no no. So just a little rant
Sound travels in a wave forum, each HRZ level have its own shape of wave. I’m not going to go into how the human ear picks up different frequency; more just try and give you a picture of what your poor 6x9 will have too suffer sharing the same volumetric space with a low frequency sub wave.
The cone of the 6x9 is being pulled in and out as the voice coil is pulled and pushed via the impulses sent through the magnet it sits in. At the same time a sub is pushing out at a much harder force, do you really think the 6x9 can work efficiently?
No it cannot hence giving a proportioned distortion in sound plus if driven hard premature death of the voice coil.
I could then go on about sound staging in a car and really go to town, but it’s not worth it. Years of Max Power cars having the almost obligatory 6x9 sitting on the back shelf is seen to be a must do. Some just cannot get away from this culture, unless they sit in a referenced car and hear for them selves the unbelievable difference no mater what the taste in music.
Nice head unit up front (not many bad ones around these days) amp up a set of components up front, a liberal splashing of sound matting, and a properly matched sub/amp and enclosure to suite the music you like. No need for rear’s but that’s even harder to get folk to drop out of there set up.