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Re: Pimp Your Factory Sound In 15 minutes
I have what I expect to be a quick question for the veterans here. Is the general consensus that 4ohm tweeters are ok? I have my eye on some Polk db1001s since I liked how my old db651s sounded. I just want to make sure that they'll match in fine and not have an affect on the new head unit. Or should I be looking at 2ohm tweeters? And are there any significant pitfalls to using the Polks? And finally, if so, what is another solid recommendation for cheap? I do see the JBLs and Infinity come up a lot. Since they're the same company is there a real difference between them in terms of sound? I'm just trying to think ahead in the event that I upgrade the front speakers to Polks as well.
You will be just fine with the Polks. One of the only reasons that Infinity and some other manufacturers make their speakers 2 ohm is to mate in with factory audio systems. Obviously, factory head units are not as powerful as aftermarket ones and factory audio systems do not typically have any high-power amplifiers. Basically, by using a 2 ohm speaker, there is less resistance which means higher power handling which means the speaker will play a little louder than a 4 ohm speaker with the same power input. If you were ONLY going to replace your tweeters and not do anything else to your audio system, I would recommend the Infinity's. Being that you said you wanted to upgrade your speakers and possibly even your head unit at some point, I would recommend the Polks. Plus, I very much like the sound of Polk speakers over nearly any other brand. They use soft silk dome tweeters which provides very smooth and mellow highs without being too harsh. Whatever you decide to do, it will be light years better than the stock tweeters that are pretty much just there for show.
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