I am having no luck achieving quality sound, and a respectable listening level. If I keep the amp gain low, and turn up the volume on the head unit, the sound is flat and irritating. If I increase the amp gain slightly, it certainly increases the overall quality at lower listening levels, but clipping occurs when the head unit volume is increased. All of my equipment is less than 6 months old, and it has all been swapped out by the dealer, along with completely new wiring to try and find the problem, but to no avail.....at the onset, it would appear the speakers are unable to produce sound as adequate as a factory stereo.
The head unit I am using is a Sony CDX-F7715X, which appears to be adequate. I have a Rockford P3001 driving a 12" Kicker sub, and a Rockford P4004 driving 2 sets of SR6500's.
All of this is installed in a 1995 GMC Safari van. The rear SR6500's are installed in the back doors, as coaxials, with each door completely covered in damping material. The front SR6500 drivers are installed in the dash, with sound dampening baskets, and the tweeters are installed in the pillars.
I know this sytem should sound much better, but it just doesnt...so I am wondering if the P4004 is underpowered, or is the head unit flakey?....or is it something I just don't see. Thank you for your time.