I have heard a few different HU's and the Pioneers seems to not produce the music as well as say and Alpine or a Sony. Not the standard speaker drives at least.boggus said:I have all new speakers and factoy head. Sound is fine as long as you do not have it turned up a bunch. The stock unit is a bit weak on power and thus it produces more distortion at higher volume levels. I then replaced my stock head with a Pioneer 8600 and it sounds much better but not as good as I thought. I think the overal acustics of this car are not that great.
I have the same stereo with stock speakers and it helped a ton. I tried the other route on my WRX by keeping the stock unit and running aftermarket speakers and an amp instead. The SRT sounds better, IMO.rans04srt4 said:i got a pioneer 7600 and the system sounds a whole lot better.
That has to be the worst audio recommendation I have ever heard. If you want lots of teeth rattling bass get a JL W7 or Kicker S series sub, not rockford.but if you want lots of teeth rattling bass i would have to say rocksford fosgate.
How is a W7 going to keep vibrations out of the car. A sub weighing 50lbs that requires 1000W per VC is going to vibrate enough to give your girl an orgasm while sitting in the front seat. Now as for the vibration in the doors, you can read through all that good info bzdriver gave on bass frequencies and vibration, or you can just make sure there is no loose change or any other thing rolling around in the door compartment there. Next time you hear vibration coming from the door, pull on the outside of the compartment and see if it stops. Prolly will. A quick getto fix would be to find a cheap piece of metal or plastic rod that you can jam in there to push the outside of that compartment far enought that it wont vibrate. Once I was getting terrible vibration from the doors, culprit-2 pennys and a stray mentos.My speakers have a tendancy to vibrate the door panels and make a nasty sound sometimes as if the speakers are blown even though they are not. I'm not sure what I should do about that. I think I should just get some nicer door speakers and rear speakers and put a W7 in the trunk for bass to keep the vibrations out of the car.