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CodeWhite

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Pioneer TS-G1643R vs TS-A1674R A-Series

Just wondering if I'll hear a big bass difference between the two. I have a 300 or 350 watt head unit I forget which. The a series has a higher max watt and is 3way but I don't know how much difference that makes.
 

blazinlow89

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Jan 25, 2012
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CodeWhite said:
Pioneer TS-G1643R vs TS-A1674R A-Series

Just wondering if I'll hear a big bass difference between the two. I have a 300 or 350 watt head unit I forget which. The a series has a higher max watt and is 3way but I don't know how much difference that makes.

The first set looks like they will do the job. I have never seen a real reason to go with 3/4 way speakers as the smaller speakers are not going to make much sound over the primary tweeter and the woofer. Bass difference probably not, I lost some of the bass sound when I upgraded to my polk 2 ways in the front. The sound quality though is 100 times better.

One last thing regarding head unit power. The manufacturer gives false ratings like 50watts x 4, or 200 watts output. Head units are usually capable of producing 18-22 watts RMS. This is not with brand or anything but its just the way head units have been. To give you an idea the smallest true 200 watt amp not digital but class a/b was about 8"x6"x2". Larger than a head unit. No consider you have the mosfets, the torroid coil, resistors, capacitors, IC's, and circuit board that would need to fit into a smaller space with a CD player as well as multiple converters to get the sound to the on board amplifier. Just saying keep that in mind when looking at different components for your sound setup.
 

CodeWhite

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blazinlow89 said:
The first set looks like they will do the job. I have never seen a real reason to go with 3/4 way speakers as the smaller speakers are not going to make much sound over the primary tweeter and the woofer. Bass difference probably not, I lost some of the bass sound when I upgraded to my polk 2 ways in the front. The sound quality though is 100 times better.

One last thing regarding head unit power. The manufacturer gives false ratings like 50watts x 4, or 200 watts output. Head units are usually capable of producing 18-22 watts RMS. This is not with brand or anything but its just the way head units have been. To give you an idea the smallest true 200 watt amp not digital but class a/b was about 8"x6"x2". Larger than a head unit. No consider you have the mosfets, the torroid coil, resistors, capacitors, IC's, and circuit board that would need to fit into a smaller space with a CD player as well as multiple converters to get the sound to the on board amplifier. Just saying keep that in mind when looking at different components for your sound setup.

Well basically I'm trying to upgrade from stock nonbose to some speakers with good bass, don't really want to go subs for really powerful bass but nice like today's newer vehicles.
 

Short Bus

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Dec 2, 2011
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IMO save up and get Alpine speakers and a amp, you'll be MUCH happier with the sound. or if your happy with the mids/highs now a small amp and a good 8" or 10" sub will fill in the low end without overpowering.

Here's some low cost Alpines

[EBAY]290787387673[/EBAY]
 

ksimm92

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Apr 28, 2012
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Short Bus said:
IMO save up and get Alpine speakers and a amp, you'll be MUCH happier with the sound. or if your happy with the mids/highs now a small amp and a good 8" or 10" sub will fill in the low end without overpowering.

Here's some low cost Alpines

[EBAY]290787387673[/EBAY]

:iagree: I have Alpine type-s 6.5" with a rockford fosgate amp, sound quality is outstanding.
 

CodeWhite

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Oct 14, 2012
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Short Bus said:
IMO save up and get Alpine speakers and a amp, you'll be MUCH happier with the sound. or if your happy with the mids/highs now a small amp and a good 8" or 10" sub will fill in the low end without overpowering.

Here's some low cost Alpines

[EBAY]290787387673[/EBAY]

I'd thought about that too. I'll probably go that route so I don't have to lose any space with a sub, aside from it possibly getting stolen since I'm not going to spend money on a stealth box. Plus the amp can be hidden. How powerful of an amp suggested?
 

blazinlow89

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Jan 25, 2012
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Have you considered spending the extra money and getting a decent set of component speakers. Much better sound quality.

Did not realize you had the bose system either.
 

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