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Why is it at about vol 28 on a 21 sport se, the sounds starts to distort. Quite annoying.... is it that the speakers can't handle the power or vice versa?

If I upgrade just solely the speakers, would that clear my sound output? anyone done? if so, how, what?

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But, technically speaking... isn't the distortion due to inability for the "STOCK" speakers to handle the little power the stock system is sending?

Theoretically speaking, just upgrading stock speaker to better ones, should clear that up, correct?

sorry I use to be in that sound system environment 20 years ago. I have forgotten a good bit.
 

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But, technically speaking... isn't the distortion due to inability for the "STOCK" speakers to handle the little power the stock system is sending?

Theoretically speaking, just upgrading stock speaker to better ones, should clear that up, correct?

sorry I use to be in that sound system environment 20 years ago. I have forgotten a good bit.
No, changing the speakers alone will not remedy the situation or give you more power. The factory stereo is very weak in the Sport model. You also need a cleaner and more powerful signal sending signal to the drivers. There is a ton of threads on this.
 
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But, technically speaking... isn't the distortion due to inability for the "STOCK" speakers to handle the little power the stock system is sending?

Theoretically speaking, just upgrading stock speaker to better ones, should clear that up, correct?

sorry I use to be in that sound system environment 20 years ago. I have forgotten a good bit.
I have fairly basic knowledge of the systems as well and now a lot of cars come with factory amplifiers which makes it more complicated.

I know the idea is to match the RMS wattage on the amplifier/headunit to the speakers. In most cases the headunit is lacking and speakers can handle a bit more. This is why head unit is usually replaced first and makes the stock speakers sound better. However with new cars like ours, the headunit has many features that would be lost with a replacement, so that's why I suggested adding an amp. And if you're doing the amp, then might as well add speakers at that point.

I was very disappointed with the sound system in the accord and mine is even the amplified version. It really lacked the punch from the factory subwoofer. So I ended up doing a Alpine PDX 5 channel amp and adding Focal speakers and tweeters all around. Before with my volume level used to be 25, because going any higher the bass would die off and the song would sound unbalanced. Now I listen to it at volume 10-15 and the clarity is way better.
 

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Speakers help but ultimately the factory hu is not giving a very clear signal. If your ears are at all sensitive or have had full systems, dsp is a must for clarity sake. Music is still missing elements without it. Been too busy lately to finish my system and add one but its coming soon. Songs are missing elements and sounds i know are there. Can hear them them again playing those songs inside on my Yamaha system.
 
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