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    Installed my new speakers....

    I recently just installed the Infinity Kappa 6.5 and 5.25 in my 02 WRX. I run it on Clarion receiver and kicker 4 channel amp with the stock sub. My system seem to have a lot more bass but lack of vocal sound. My oem speakers probably sound even louder (with less bass) then my Infinity. The bass is taking over and I need more high pitch sound. Should I upgrade my stock tweeters and get an EQ?
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    You should've bought component speakers at the beginning. The problem is with the imaging of the speaker. The tweeter is playing fine, but it is very directional, unlike low frequency sound, meaning that it'll play loudest the direction you point it. Try swiveling the tweeter up towards the driver, if that doesn't help, you can add a tweeter (not ideal) to get you by until a component set is within your budget.
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    if you have a four channel amp, you can adjust the frequency of your speakers it should be labled hpf, or lpf
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    boost the quiet frequencies on your clarion if it does that. Or else use the amp to calm down the bass
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    More than likely, the Infinitys have a higher spl than the stock tweeters. It would be a good idea to go ahead and get some Infinity tweeters to replace the stockers. I'm assuming the Infinitys you bought are coaxials. Infinity coaxials sound best in the vocal to high range. Are you sure you are not using the LPF on your amp?

    If you bought component 6.5 and 5.25s, then the spl of the speakers will be your problem. Just match them up with some Infinity tweeters.
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    you used spacers to put those 6.5 and 5.25 right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aznburn210
    you used spacers to put those 6.5 and 5.25 right?
    That is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boosted scoob
    More than likely, the Infinitys have a higher spl than the stock tweeters. It would be a good idea to go ahead and get some Infinity tweeters to replace the stockers. I'm assuming the Infinitys you bought are coaxials. Infinity coaxials sound best in the vocal to high range. Are you sure you are not using the LPF on your amp?

    If you bought component 6.5 and 5.25s, then the spl of the speakers will be your problem. Just match them up with some Infinity tweeters.
    What is LPF on my amp and what is SPL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aznburn210
    you used spacers to put those 6.5 and 5.25 right?
    I bought spacers but the installer didn't even use it. I went home and open the door panels up to see how they did it. It seem as though they cut the door to make it fit. However, the stock speakers size is almost, the same exact size as my new 5.25 and 6.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiCkeDrEx
    What is LPF on my amp and what is SPL?
    LPF = Low Pass Filter
    SPL = Sound Pressure Level, usually measured in decibels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiCkeDrEx
    What is LPF on my amp and what is SPL?
    Basically, if you have the LPF enabled on your amp, all you're going to get from your speakers is the low frequencies. Depending on the amplifier, this can range anywhere from 1.2kHz and below to 80Hz and below. Most likely it would sound like the speakers were muffled if you had this enabled to all the speakers.

    SPL means the speaker will produce a certain decibel level per meter given a certain wattage. So if you have 2 different speakers given same wattage, one with SPL higher than the other, that one will be the louder of the two and the most noticeable to the ear.
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