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Offline RickVB

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Re: Kappa Stereo lessons learned
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2012, 02:43:20 PM »
Based on information in this very thread, looks like you will need "bass blockers".

The information on this thread (especially the thread starter) is conflicting. Lil Goat says the amp has crossovers, so by definition you WOULD NOT need blockers (unless your new speakers had substantially different ranges from the stock). However, he then turns around and says he used bass blockers on his rear speakers, and that it made a difference.

Since there is no definitive answer on this thread (or on any other that I can find), I asked my question. So are there crossovers, and if so what ranges are they set up for?

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Re: Kappa Stereo lessons learned
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2012, 02:12:33 PM »
I don't necessarily see how the information is conflicting. you can use bass blockers even if the amp has a crossover. If the crossover on the amp is set to cut off at a lower frequency than you like, then bass blockers may very well improve sound quality. Perhaps that is what he was referring to.

Besides that, I don't know if it does have a crossover or not, but they are $10. Buy a couple and try it both ways. It's not that big of an expense. If I had a way to test this for you I would as I have a stock monsoon setup, but I don't even know how to test for that.

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Re: Kappa Stereo lessons learned
« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2019, 11:22:09 PM »
Hi guys,

Sorry to resurrect this very old thread but the speakers recommended here are no longer available.  i was wondering if anyone could recommend currently shipping items.

I'm not much of an audiophile but  i tried to match the specs for the items recommended and i came up with the following, can anyone please validate if this is a good set up.

Tweeter - open for suggestions
Door Speakers - PowerBass L2-652 6.5"x 2 5/16" deep x 2 ohm 60 W RMS, 180 W Peak 58-21K Hz
Rear Speakers - Kcker 44KSC3504 3.5" x 1 11/16" deep x 4 ohm 50W RMS 100W Peak 80-20K Hz
SubWoofer - Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8 8" x 2 5/8" deep dual voice coil x 2 ohm 75 W RMS/coil 150W Peak/coil 38-250Hz

Please let me know if anyone has had any experience with these components or can recommend something better.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 11:33:56 PM by odiaz »
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Re: Kappa Stereo lessons learned
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2019, 07:47:37 AM »

Please let me know if anyone ...can recommend something better.

I've always been partial to Polk Audio speakers. They sound good and won't break the bank. Some people do complain that they can be a bit high and "tinny" in regards to treble and have noticed it myself. I just make adjustments to compensate. Otherwise, I've been perfectly happy with them.
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