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I don't doubt that your stock speakers sound fine. But once you get aftermarkets, you'll see how much of a difference it is.
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If your not super stupid with it stock speakers can really last a while. Newspeakers and a quality deck will completely change how it sounds with a sub
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how much would I be looking at for some decent speakers? I've got the ext. cab so I guess I' need 4.
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Do these require any modifications to the doors?

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and if I buy these speakers from crutchfield, I'll need to order them twice (I'm assuming they only come in sets of 2?)
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They shouldn't require any modifications

Yes, you will need 2 sets
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They shouldn't require any modifications

Yes, you will need 2 sets

Alright. I ordered them.

Thanks again for all the info and help. I'll let you know how the install goes once I get the head unit and speakers.

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Good to hear you're getting things done.

You've got a great system started.

Now you can start saving for a good sub/amp package
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Thanks.

It feels pretty good knowing that I will have a decent setup once everything is installed.

Frank
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Hey guys,
A quick update: Everything's arrived at my house (4 Alpine speakers, 1 Kenwood X794 head unit, and 1 electric tailgate lock). Unfortunately, I cant install anything yet since I'm away for work for another 2 weeks. As soon as I get back I install everything.

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Good to hear, my X794 just came today too. I'm still waiting on my amp kit, so I hope it's all done next week
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Ahh nice man. I've heard good things about this head unit so hopefully it lives up to the hype.
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im looking into replacing my current hu with that one. please let me know how you like it
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im looking into replacing my current hu with that one. please let me know how you like it
Trent loves his
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Just make sure you guys are using the crossover and time alignment.
Those are the main selling points for that unit in my eyes.
it would be a shame to have them and not use them.

The crossover should be set at 60hz or more for door speakers. Recommended 80-120hz when using a sub.

read up on your manual since you are new to this stuff.
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Just make sure you guys are using the crossover and time alignment.
Those are the main selling points for that unit in my eyes.
it would be a shame to have them and not use them.

The crossover should be set at 60hz or more for door speakers. Recommended 80-120hz when using a sub.

read up on your manual since you are new to this stuff.
Do those settings still apply if you have an amp for the sub and an amp for the door speakers?
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yes those setting are basically what everyone should be right around...the numbers are a bit genaric, (what ever works best for you ) but for the size of speakers in our rangers the lowest you want to go is around 80hz... (you can go lower if you have larger speakers or your speakers can handle that much bass without distortion at high volume)

example: Im have my mids highpassed at 85hz or so.
my sub is lowpassed at approx 110hz,
I have whats called an "overlap" In my settings..

It gives me a boost in my midbass frequencys to compensate for my lack of it, due to me not having sound treaded doors right now.
this allows for the best blending of my sub to mid ranges for me.

yours will be slightly different. but those numbers are your starting point.

Here is a more in depth explanation
A Basic Guide to Crossovers - DIYMA.com

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Trent loves his

Yeah, hopefully it is as good as people are saying.

Kyle (Ranger4.0), as soon as I get it installed and give it some use, I will let you know here and/or by text.

I'll post some pictures I guess so you guys know what it looks like.

Frank

EDIT: RangOH, I'll come back to this thread let you know what I set my crossover to.
What is Time Alignment?
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Yeah I love mine.

Time alignment is a setting that lets you adjust the distance you are from the speaker. Its pretty neat
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time alignment is much more important when your running component speakers and your running active instead of passive (separate amps and crossover per mid and tweet). Since your running two speakers that are in different locations (ie. mids in doors and tweets on the dash) the sound needs to hit your eardrums at the same time in order for the sound image to sound centered and in focus. it does help in coax setups too. its just that its much more important in a comp. setup. its also importaint in matching up the sub to the mids and highs. sub should be set at zero and the other speakers set to the appropriate distance from your ears.

remember the numbers arn't perfect on the unit,so play with the settings until it sounds like its playing in your head.
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Well the radio is installed, still waiting on the amp kit for the door speakers amp.

But already I've noticed a huge difference in sound quality. I haven't really messed with the settings yet because I want to wait till I have the other amp installed.

I love this unit, I'll post a review next week once everything is installed
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A new headunit will usually make a very large difference
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A new headunit will usually make a very large difference
Does it make a difference in reception? I noticed I pick up about twice as may stations as I did with the stock unit
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Sometimes I have noticed it does
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