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My Audio Deck Says "SP OFF" or "SP OEM" - What Does This Mean?

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My Audio Deck Says "SP OFF" or "SP OEM" - What Does This Mean?

SP OFF
SP 6/9, etc
SP OEM

What do these mean? I'm looking to run my sub more than anything and there's no information in the manual.

Any ideas?
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SP = Speaker?

Speaker OFF = No music
Speaker 6/9 = Speakers using 6"/9"?
Speaker OEM = Standard speaker used on the car?
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dOuble O wrote: SP = Speaker?

Speaker OFF = No music
Speaker 6/9 = Speakers using 6"/9"?
Speaker OEM = Standard speaker used on the car?
The speakers work on all the modes and to my ear (just a quick listen), it doesn't sound like there's much of a difference.

Kenwood KDC-X591
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DaVibe wrote: The speakers work on all the modes and to my ear (just a quick listen), it doesn't sound like there's much of a difference.

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http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/ ... ailed_info
Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of "SP Off" (flat), "SP OEM" (for OEM factory speaker systems), "SP 6x9/6" (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers), or "SP 5/4" (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).

Note: The Speaker Setting affects the bass, midrange, and treble values of the System Q presets. The speaker setting should be selected first.
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Thanks for the info ...
Dumb question but what's the "OEM Factory" stand for ... all of them at once?
Interesting to know, since my 6X9's from the factory now sound like crap, maybe I'll turn them off altogether.

Thanks for the update.
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OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
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DaVibe wrote: Thanks for the info ...
Dumb question but what's the "OEM Factory" stand for ... all of them at once?
Interesting to know, since my 6X9's from the factory now sound like crap, maybe I'll turn them off altogether.

Thanks for the update.
OEM factory is the stock speakers your car come with. The SP settings affects the bass, midrange, and treble values. Different size speakers may sound differently so the SP optimizes EQ levels as best it can, I guess.... If you leave as SP off, the EQ levels will probably just be flat by default.
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I have a sub in the trunk and the factory 6 X 9's in the back which I can now hear are blown ... I want to turn them off altogether or use them very little.
I guess I have to put the SP to another setting OTHER than 6X9 to take the importance OFF of them and onto something else ...

Does THAT make sense?
I've thought about throwing the balance to the front and throwing the sub on, that way they sort of balance themselves out (oddly) ... that's a possibility too.
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bobbings wrote: Turn it on full blast with all your speakers on like this guy:

http://www.break.com/index/insane-1700- ... tereo.html
Yeah see, I'm not there yet ... but with what I have, I have it turned up often so ... it's me dreaming that I drove what he has ... seriously, that's a dream :D
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