First of, I just getting into car audio so plz go easy on the noobie :)
I have two pairs of MMC6500s installed my my Durango w/ a Pioneer DEHP80MP (4V pre-out) and a C400.4 amp. The speakers were installed before I got the C400.4 amp and are still wired to the crossover that came w/ the speakers. Is the active crossover built into the C400.4 somehow superior, or is there any other advantage to using that over the ones that came w/ the speakers?
I find that the MMC6500s tweeters sound well... too bright and too loud i guess :) I was told on other forums that over time as they break in this seems to disapate, but mine still sound too loud.
The other issue I find is that the speakers seem to distort the bass at a volume level of around 30 on the HU, this seems somewhat strange to me since its not all that loud ( tho my wife would claim otherwise :). Now if I turn on the HU highpass filter at 80Hz obviously that fixes the problem, but the speakers sound tinny.
Am I doing anything wrong? Should I be using the C400.4 crossover and then say adjust the highpass filter to the MMC6500s to prevent them from distorting the bass?
Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.