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Old 01-03-2011, 08:47 PM
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Talking 94 Ford Ranger Car Audio Help

Yes I am new to this site and this is my first thread, so i would first like to say hello to everyone. I have a 94 ford ranger with a kewood kiv-700 digital media receiver, 4 infinity reference 6x8 speakers, an infinity reference 5350a five channel amplifier, and a kicker 8" shallow subwoofer. i am having alot of trouble getting good quality clean sound in my ranger. does anyone have any advice of what to set the lpf, hpf, on my headunit to make it sound better. in general does anyone have any advice of how to make a rangers soundstage overall sound better, i just can't seem to get good sound in it. i just want to listen to good clean powered music. thank you all for any advice you may have to give me. thank you very much it will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:48 PM
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welcome to the forums. Im not too savvy on electronics but im sure someone can help you here. Get some pics up of the truck!
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:08 PM
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this is where I might BE ABLE TO HELP. personally I would set the high pass filter front channel at 100hz and the rear I would set to 60 hz the user setting should be from 0hz-60000 hertz this will improve sound quality and radio frequency reception for the head unit.That means bass 60hz 0 db mid 1500 hz 2db and the treble should be at 15 khz 4 db that covers mono pilot stereo and rds if the head unit is rds compatible.

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If you are somewhere other than the United States then those settings will change remember bandwidth equals 2w and w represents the upper bandwidth. so get as close to those settings as possible.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:10 PM
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I agree. 80-100 high pass, 60-80 for low pass. And make sure you have good quality music files to begin with. All of mine is 320kbps
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:51 AM
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Is your 8" shallow sub in a ported or sealed enclosure ? If you are going to use the crossover filters (LPF and HPF) of your headunit (preferred), you must set the front and rear channels of the amp to 'full'. Turn bass boost on both headunit and amp all the way to 0 or off. Set bass 'level' of the headunit all the way up and if you have the remote bass level on the amp turn it all the way up also. Set the LP FREQ of the amp all the way clockwise because you are using the LPF of the headunit. Set the fade and balance on the headunit to centered. There are probably alot of EQ settings in your headunit that you need to learn to use and get set just right. Then turn the ehad volume to 75-90% and reset your gains (input levels). Do you know how to correctly set them ?
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:33 AM
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With that eight inch shallow and fouur six by eights it might be too trebly i suggest u get a ten at a minnimum.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:29 PM
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tip for the bass department:

or what you can also do is get a second 8 inch sub same one u got and hook em up in parallel assuming its a 4 ohm load youll get 2 ohms load and assuming the amp can handle a 2 ohm load crank up the gain on the channel the subs connect to to get good bass of course doing it correctly as GLH suggests setting gain. My 10 inch sub shallow hits hard i know i know for some reason people in here dont like em but my reg cab ranger bumps pretty good at least inside the cab im amazed on the bass output of one ten inch shallow sub from kicker. (i dont know how my sub would sound in an extended cab.)

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note note note... on my JVC mono D amp I had to tweak just a hair a little the bass boost to get the bass to sound just right.... notice I said tweak the bass boost, NOT like half turned up. ( I dont know if this is because the amp is not as good as an alpine for example but this is what I had to do to get bass to sound just right.

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I agree. 80-100 high pass, 60-80 for low pass. And make sure you have good quality music files to begin with. All of mine is 320kbps
definetely set all gains using a good quality file, preferably set gains from an "original copy" music CD (not a burned ripped music cd) reason being is if you set gains using an mp3 song downloaded from ares from example and its a crappppy file it might not be a "clean" file and it will lack bass or lack the high frequenciesss... then the gain will be set all messed up !!

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i forgot to say dont set headunits equalizer settings all the way turned up or near the upper limits, remember that amp will amplify all those eq settings. just another tip.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:04 AM
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Your KIV has a lot of nice adjusting features. Before you go boosting things I'd say you should be more specific about what you aren't happy with. General clarity? Bass response? Loudness?
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:40 PM
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my guess is that its too trebly and no basss especially from a shallow 8" in an extended cab why get shallow subs makes no sense.... if it was me on an extended cab ill get two tens full size subs...
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:07 PM
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Or even set the rear high pass at 60 and the front high pass at 120 i recently got a satelite receiver and widened the bandwidth to bass -7200hz mids 70000hz and highs 150000 hz. granted, no sub, factory speakers and sattelite radio, but it sounds excellent.

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you could even set up the radio frequency tuner to bass 60, mid 50000, and treble 100000. remember bandwidth equals 2w and w represents the upper bandwidth.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:41 PM
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First of all, the 6x8's would need to be capable of reproducing the 60 hz at volume.

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Or even set the rear high pass at 60 and the front high pass at 120 i recently got a satelite receiver and widened the bandwidth to bass -7200hz mids 70000hz and highs 150000 hz. granted, no sub, factory speakers and sattelite radio, but it sounds excellent.

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you could even set up the radio frequency tuner to bass 60, mid 50000, and treble 100000. remember bandwidth equals 2w and w represents the upper bandwidth.
That makes no sense at all.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:50 AM
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Or even set the rear high pass at 60 and the front high pass at 120 i recently got a satelite receiver and widened the bandwidth to bass -7200hz mids 70000hz and highs 150000 hz. granted, no sub, factory speakers and sattelite radio, but it sounds excellent.

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you could even set up the radio frequency tuner to bass 60, mid 50000, and treble 100000. remember bandwidth equals 2w and w represents the upper bandwidth.
I think you need to take off a couple zeros. Normal is from 20Hz-20,000Hz
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:02 AM
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High end kenwood I can do conversions

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db represents a multiplier of 10

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1 db equals a multiplier of 10, 2 db a multiplier of 20.....
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:33 PM
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"high end Kenwood" ? Where ?
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:08 PM
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Bitch a little you'll feel better

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I am giving examples from my own personal experience with kenwood there is no way for me to know exactly what the possibilities are with your stereo do some math and figure it out for yourself.
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