my Alpine 9855 is too loud. Even volume 1 is too loud to have a decent conversation in the car. Any suggestions? I have a 2001 Acura CL and was thinking maybe the factory amps have something to do with it. Thanks!
If you are sure there are factory amplifiers in the vehicle, then yes, that is absolutely the problem. They are designed to amplify essentially a low-powered head unit (the stock head unit), but you have certainly replaced it with something much more powerful-thus causing problems.