Yes it is okay. All that will happen by hooking up 4 ohm speakers to a 2 ohm signal is you will effectively reduce the supplied power by half. For example, if your system is pushing 50 watts at 2 ohms with 2 ohm speakers it will only output 25 watts if 4 ohm speakers are used.Is it ok to use upgraded speakers with the factory stereo? I heard the stereo is 2ohm and my new speakers are 4ohm. What would happen?
i have the stock non infinity system, if i slap some aftermarket speakers in it without an aftermarket power source, they will sound louder than an infinity equipped system with aftermarket speakers?If you have the infinity sound system then the speakers are 2ohm. If not then they are 4ohm. If it is the infinity system is still ok it just won't be as loud. Infinity makes aftermarket speakers in 2ohm if you are just wanting to change them out. You can still use them on any radio without any problems because of the distance between the speakers and the radio, impedence rise, and other factors.
They will sound different due to the different construction material but they won't sound louder.i have the stock non infinity system, if i slap some aftermarket speakers in it without an aftermarket power source, they will sound louder than an infinity equipped system with aftermarket speakers?
:beer::beer:They will sound different due to the different construction material but they won't sound louder.
The only way to get louder is to push more air which is only achievable by going with a bigger speaker, adding more speakers or increasing the supplied power. The human ear perceives an increase in loudness every 3db with a perception of twice as loud being every 10db. In order for a speaker to achieve a 3db increase in loudness you must double the supplied power. For example, if you're running 50 watts and you want to get louder you need to upgrade to 100 watts. Buying a 60 watt amp to replace a 50 watt amp won't net an increase in perceived loudness. Again, if you're running 150 watts and want to get louder you'll need 300 watts. If you're running 300 watts you'll need 600 watts, etc.
To summarize, by just swapping out your speakers you won't increase loudness. What you will do is change the way the music sounds based upon speaker material. If the material is a metal or plastic based composite the music will sound brighter then if the material was made out of a natural based material like paper.
The tonal variations that different types of speaker materials create can be both positive and negative. If you like warm sounding music then you'll want a natural material like a paper cone and a silk tweeter. If you like bright music then a hard material should be used. Personally, I like my music to sound warm so I tend to lean towards paper and silk.
I really don't know if this is true or not. Based upon several accounts it's hard to determine if what people are reporting is fact or perception. After all, how can the same amp, with the same physical specifications generate more power then it's exact twin? It can't.I've read in the some other threads about some guys that have trashed the OEM amp on the 7 speaker system and replaced it with the same amp from a Nitro and there was much sound improvement. Supposedly chrysler degraded the OEM amp somehow. Truth?
I purchased the Dynamat from Car Toys. If you're looking for a better deal and don't mind waiting for shipping then go with SecondSkin Audio"s Damplifier Pro which is the same thing without the premium price.thanks Malo. where did you get the dynamat?
Did you do the entire inside of the sound bar? That thing truly does suck!FYI - I used two complete layers of deadening material on the enclosures. I would recommend at least two layers but if you go with more it won't hurt. When applying the material just cut it into manageable pieces and overlap each new piece with the old. The front pods were treated on the outside and the sound bar and sub enclosure were treated on the inside.
I just applied 2 layers of material to the outside of the front pods. Since the pods are hidden inside the dash I wasn't concerned about the look of the finished product.Did you do the entire inside of the sound bar? That thing truly does suck!
For the front do you think a layer inside, and a layer outside out be sufficient? Did you just use the adhesive on the material or did you get some caulk or somethin?? I'm lookin heavily into this and a bunch of other system upgrades...want to get the best out of it that I can Thanks!
EDIT: Sorry for the hijack
Though the Nitro amp is the same power but is not turned down to prevent rattling the sound bar dome light (the gain is turned up)I've read in the some other threads about some guys that have trashed the OEM amp on the 7 speaker system and replaced it with the same amp from a Nitro and there was much sound improvement. Supposedly chrysler degraded the OEM amp somehow. Truth?