I replaced the stock speakers with infinity components, the new speakers sounded tinny. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm thinking about stuffing some foam in the boxes behind the speaker to see if this will help. Has anyone tried that also? And have decided to try a different speaker to see if that was the problem. I bought Polk Mommo which are supposed to be incredible! Time will tell.
Look at the power ratings of the speakers you bought. If the power rating is high, then that means they are meant to be driven by an amplifier. Speakers that require an amplifier that are driven off of the head unit alone will sound shallow even if they are expensive.
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Polk mommos are excellent. I love mine. I run 4x6's in my front and 6.5's in my soundbar of my TJ. great speakers. when you say components do you mean they have a seperate tweeter and woofer assmebly or just a regualr coax speaker. If you bought components those are strictly meant to be with an amplifier. most coax speakers can run on a deck and be just fine even if they have apower rating higher than that. almost all speakers are rated at an RMS of about 40. the higher up models are higher but most are right around 40. and no h/u alone will pump out 40 rms some of the best put out 20. that's about it. but I wouldn't worry about that. If they are soudning tinny then your tweeter is overpowering your woofer. try reducing treble on the h/u to possibly get rid of that tinniness.
I installed a pair of speaker baffles with Infiniti speakers up front for my TJ. It's basically a molded foam enclosure that mounts back side of speaker, designed to push sound towards front. Sounds definately improved, richer. Got mine from crutchfield.com
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I installed Boston components in my Dakota a few years ago. Ran into the same issue, but the supplied crossovers had three separate jumper switches for how much power you wanted going to the tweeters: 0, -2db, and -4db. At the -2db setting they were strong. I kept my high-end eq settings low on the head unit.
Btw, I don't believe the hype about the components "wanting" to be driven by an amp.
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if you installed components, did you replace the tweeters also? If you did then you have to buy aftermarket crossover for it because the stock one will sound like crap. I tried using the stock wiring and just change tweeters and it sounded "tinny" to me also so I had to use the ones that my polk speakers came with, that fixed it right up.
It is true that components need a lot of power, I wouldnt expect them to sound good off any h/u without an amp.
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