Audio question (volume)

AaronsX Dec 24, 2012

  1. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    I have an aftermarket ken wood deck and ken wood speakers all around. When I got it all hooked up I would listen to it on about 18 and that was loud for me.

    Before I go any further, don't think I'm stupid but I doubt I'm just going deaf or something...

    I added two 10"s and a 300 watt amp, runs off my truck battery with an inline fuse.

    Since then I've had to listen to my music on about 23-26 volume level. This is with the subs off, like when I listen to country or anything I dont what bass in.

    Now with the subs all the way up 16-18 makes my truck shake. Im stumped.

    I guess my question is, is my truck not giving as much power to the speakers now so I have to turn it up more or am I just really dumb/paranoid?

    Sorry if that was confusing guys. It was hard to word.
     
  2. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    When you add speakers or anything to a system, you are adding resistance to the wiring. Essentially you are adding a further loop for the system to play through. Even though the subs are off, they are still connected. Does that make sense?
     
  3. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Yeah that makes sense
     
  4. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    So your sound is less because you have more loop to cover. I wouldn't think you head unit would dip in power like that though.. But I know mine took a sml dive when I wired my 2 Kicker L5s and the 2000 watt amp..
     
  5. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    If he's using the high level outs, and added the sub amp across the rear speaker lines, then yes. The amp will show an added load the head unit, weather he turned the volume up on that amp or not.
     

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