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Does a 1990 sound any better if you put in a new reciever?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by shum1, Apr 7, 2001.

  1. shum1

    shum1 1/2 ton status

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    I'm just wondering if just swaping the head unit for one of these 4x40w cd recievers makes any improvement over my "premium" delco. I thought I'd try to keep the stock speakers for now. I'm 34 now and I I dont really want to deal with putting in my old fosgate amp and cutting holes for speakers. Thanks.
     
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    Yea, it will improve the sound to some extent. The more power you have, the more you will be able to turn it up without noticeable distortion. But you will be pushing the limits of your stock speakers. The RMS output of your Delco deck is probably around 5-8 watts per speaker. The aftermarket decks advertised as 40-45 watts max usually end up pumping out around 20 watts RMS(continuous). So when you hear the stock speakers start to crap out, turn the volume down. Also, when you put the new deck in, put bass blockers on the front 3.5's.

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