of course and even with the stock speaker you might be surpriseis it possible to run a 50x4 through the stock head unit?
where i can i get this thing? sorry to sound like a newb, but what does DSP stand for?of course and even with the stock speaker you might be surpriseis it possible to run a 50x4 through the stock head unit?
you can just hook up your speaker wire coming from the H.U to the amp in the High Level Input, or buy a line out converter which you will plug de same way but will provide you with RCA output that you can plug to your amp
the best option is what i will do and get a DSP OEM integration module which will flatted the factory H.U EQ so you provide a clear flat signal to your amp so you can reshape it the way you want
sweet thanks for the info. does it plug into the back of the head unit im guessing?Digital Sound Processor
it will convert the signal from your H.U and will transfer it to RCA preout that you can connect to your amps
It will act as a preamp, so you gonna have a clearer and higher voltage signal and will provide you adjustement to the EQ and x-over (depending on which models some have more than other)
a cheap good one will be the MTX reQ, if you want a bit more the is the JL Audio CLeanSweep, the Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty.1 and 3Sixty.2 (the one im getting)
there is plenty of other models on the market
thats my plan later on too! personally i think the stock speakers on base model wrx are oooookayy. i think they should've been better. i used to have a 07 civic si that i traded in for the 08 wrx, the stock system in the civic was so much better. the stereo quality in the car is ok, since i have it off most of the time anyways. i rather listen to the turbo spool .........even though i can barely hear it when the car is all stock. oh well, changing some pipping soon, so that should take care of it.I still think that seems like too much work... I would rather replace the HU... I was thinking of getting a single DIN and then putting gauges in the extra space.
You are driving 2ohm 75-90RMS speaker on the OEM amplifier ?!?The Kappa's are 2 Ohm speakers. The implications are that they will be more sensitive (i.e. louder) than the stock units, but will tax the amplifier section of the stock HU. While obviously no power-house, the stock HU has had no issue driving them thus far.
For that reason i recommend starting with adding a amplifier to your stock system for those who want to go with the OEM unit ingration route... if you get a aftermarket unit its another thing... the difference will be significant to the OEM speakers !!1. As mentioned earlier in the thread, the stock speakers do not suck. In fact, if your budget is ~ 0 per pair, you're wasting your money. As noted earlier, they appear to have aluminized kevlar main drivers and aluminum dome tweeters with phase plugs. The seperate tweeter is also an aluminum dome. By all rights, they are top quality for stock units.
Power handling is listed as 2-75 Watts RMS. I believe the stock unit is 20 Watts RMS, which appears to be adequate. A correctly designed all transistor power amp should be stable into a 2 OHM load, though it's unlikely that this one will be able to power-double into it. The feature of the Kappa's for me was the 95db / watt sensitivity. They are obviously louder at a given volume setting than the stockers.You are driving 2ohm 75-90RMS speaker on the OEM amplifier ?!?
You do know its kind of bad both for your speaker and amplifier... one being underpowered and the other overproducing... that something im not recommending for anyone