I’ve written hundreds of proposals over the last 7 years for people with one big problem in common:
THEIR MUSIC IN THE CAR DOESN’T SOUND RIGHT FOR THEIR TASTES
Audio systems are simple to me, as they should be for someone who’s been around them in various shapes and forms since I was a child. The parts on this sound system lay-up, for example, flow together like a recipe for a course in a fine dining experience. Nothing is in excess, everything has a purpose and “seasoning” is available to the client.
IF IT’S SO SIMPLE WHY THE NEED FOR A CONSULTATION
This calls for a case study:
K.M. wrote in asking about the possible effects of upgrading just two speakers out of six in his 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. He wants to change the recipe but it’s nice if you get it right in one shot, would you agree?
I recently purchases a Kicker VSS system for my 2015 Chevy Silverado (non-Bose) truck. Link is here:
I spoke with a rep from Stillwater, and he said that the DSP/amp in this system is actually 50watts X 4 @ 2 ohm (or 30 x 4 at 4 ohm). Hence, I was looking for a good set of 2 ohm replacement speakers. My question revolves around the current factory door speakers. In the 2015 Silverado, the door/dash are actually a pair of components – a 6×9 woofer in the door and a mid-tweet in the dash. Am I correct in assuming the factory door speakers in this GM truck are most likely 4 ohm? If I replace the woofers in the doors with CDT 2 ohm mid-woofer drivers, keeping the factory mid-tweeters (which may be 4 ohm) do I risk losing output?
The quick approach to this to get something changed out today is to match the new speakers(the mid-woofers in the doors) to the ohms(impedance) of the factory door speakers. 2 ohms to 2 ohms, 4 ohms to 4 ohms.
DO NOT OVERLOOK THE KICKER DSP AMP
Unless you just want to try something different and risk spoiling the recipe. Which you could. After all it’s not a lot of time or money. The DSP means electronic signal manipulation. It’s digital wizardry to make factory installed speakers sound better, and as I’ve heard personally it works surprisingly well. Bravo to Kicker.
This consultation is proceeding now by e-mail. How do I approach a simple-yet-complicated question by e-mail? This could be you I’m replying to next.
Barry from Rubyserv. I was forwarded the message below, which you sent to CDT Audio’s support department.
I am writing you to provide you with a consultation. To be sure I am not wasting your time let me ask you, if Rubyserv(and CDT Audio) could fix one thing with your vehicle’s sound system what would it be? If we could show you a solution that would handle this fully would you be willing to look at a customized package?