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Old 28th May 2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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i have mb quart 5 1/2" qm series running in my truck 99 yukon 2 mid and tweets in front doors and the same in the back doors. I know i have alot of overkill on theese speakers by running a 2400 watt rms amp to them which is a colossus xi to both sets. when i keep the gain about almost half way up the lights dont light on crossovers but when i increase the gain a lil bit the lights are on almost all the time so i back it off a lil. But my question is the mids and highs arent that loud running off that colossus amp ive heard a 200 watt amp sound very loud wondering what can i do to make my mids and tweets louder --- a new amp less watts or same amp trying something differnt if anyone could help me out i would greatly appericate it
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Old 29th May 2007, 01:56 AM   #2
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Some homework for you;

dB/W/M
Watts RMS
xMax
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Old 29th May 2007, 05:09 AM   #3
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no offense to you but i dont want db/m/w watts rms xamx tests i wanna know why they arent loud they are rated at 75 to 150 watts rms per mid and tweet
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Old 29th May 2007, 05:36 AM   #4
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No offence taken.
Buuuut, if you read up a little on these terms, you might start to understand WHY your speakers are not as loud as you would like.

The speakers sensitivity (dB/w/m), there cone travel (xMax), And power handling (wRMS) WILL tell you alot about the sort of volume you can expect from them.

After a quick check, your speakers have a db/w/m of 85.
Thats just pathetic.
And with a rating of 100watts rms, they will never be 'loud'.

So as you can see a little knowledge can give you the power to choose the right speakers for you.

Oh and that little light your talking about will most likely be a light bulb in the tweeter protection circuit.
So if that 's glowing then your feeding them more power than they can handle.
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