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 04-23-2005, 03:57 PM         #1
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:Question: New speakers, why are they crackling?
 

 
All right, first off, let me tell you what I have in my car, it might help. I have a 1993 Geo Storm with two 12" subs and a 1600 watt punch amp. I just installed two 5 1/4" alpine speakers in the front of the car, and left the factory ones in the back. My CD player is some 60 dollar thing I bought at Wal-Mart (i suspect this is the problem). Now.... when I turn the volume up to where I had it with the factory speakers (51) the front speakers seem to make a crackling sound when theres too much sound going on in a song. It only is for a second but it happens about every ten seconds. I have the bass on 0 on my CD player and the treble was on 7 (max) when I had the factory speakers, with no problem, since I installed the alpines I dropped the treble down to 6 and it seems to help a little. The speakers dont make the sound when its at a volume of 47 or lower but after that it gets bad. Is it because im using the sh*tty walmart CD player or shuold I lower the treble?

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 04-23-2005, 05:05 PM         #2
GhosT  OP
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it's either your connections or your deck, but i'm sure it's the deck, in car audio you get what you pay for and if you paid $60 you got garbage
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 04-23-2005, 05:06 PM         #3
GhosT  OP
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you should also lower the treble a lil bit, did the alpines come with crossovers?
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 14 years ago '04        #4
R.A.R.E. 172 heat pts172
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u popped ya speakers..

 04-23-2005, 05:17 PM         #5
d33bo  OP
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I dont think I popped the speakers because the sound stops when its still high but not overly high..... and yeah I figured it was the deck, i mean Ive had that sh*tty thing since I got the car. Im not sure about the crossovers, if they did, what do you reccomend, and if not too

 04-23-2005, 06:32 PM         #6
GhosT  OP
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well what kind of alipines are they i will take a looka nd find out, did you install them?
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 04-23-2005, 09:22 PM         #7
d33bo  OP
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Yeah me and my friend installed them..... i think the problem is with my amp, because I changed the treble to 1 and the bass to -2 and then i faded the sound to the front speakers by 4 (it goes to 10) and now it sounds great.... the speakers are loud, but it does sacrifice some bass.... any suggestions? an extra amp maybe? its a punch 1600 watt one though... i dont know.

 14 years ago '05        #8
younghova032003 2 heat pts
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I seriously doubt its the deck did u install it? Since u installed the speakers u should check to see if the connection on the wire is good and tight and u used electrical tape on it.

 14 years ago '05        #9
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hopefully you didnt use electrical tape on em and used the connectors they sent you but if you did do it that way make sure you have tha wires matched up neg wit neg n pos wit pos and where did the amp come in to play with the front speakers ..if you have it hooked up to em take em off. how many channels is the amp? its not the deck even tho u do need a new one naw mean lol but go spend u a 100 buks get the deck check that u didnt hook them speakers up to the amp and jus run em from the deck ok ... by the way get a pioneer lol

 14 years ago '05        #10
younghova032003 2 heat pts
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^ Yo what u got against electrical tape, i use it but, then again I know what im doin. Na he right though u technically u suppose to use the connectors.

 04-24-2005, 04:02 PM         #11
GhosT  OP
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yes please explain how the 1600w amp plays into this, how do you have 2 12's and to highs hooked up, to a 1600w amp, tell me what kind of amp it is, cuz the way it sounds you have NO reason to hook up those speakers to your amp
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 04-24-2005, 04:06 PM         #12
GhosT  OP
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ok this is really soundign liek you have a 2ch amp, UNHOOK THE SPEAKERS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!
tell me what equipment you have what kind of subs, what kind of amp and what speakers, i need model #'s and specs.
if you don't atleast have a 4ch amp your going to fu*k things up, and even with a 4ch amp there is no way your hooking things up right. so b4 you do anything else tell me what you have
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 04-24-2005, 04:28 PM         #13
d33bo  OP
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OK i just went over my sh*t, and I dont have the speakers hooked up to the amp, theyre hooked up the same way the factory ones were...... but see it doesnt make sense to me why the speaker quality is better when I fade it to the front more and lower the bass and treble..... I had best buy install my subs and amp when i first got it so maybe they hooked it up to my deck, i have no idea.... anyways, this is how it goes


Two Dual subs with enclosure heres the specs:

I have a punch amp heres the specs on that:
(apparently its 1500)

I have some sh*tty deck, i dont even know the name, its a walmart brand

two alpine 150W speakers:


The back speakers are factory



I installed the CD player, and then best buy installed the subs and amp, then i installed the front alpines



The quality now is good, there is no more crackling and its loud, and the subs get lower as i fade the sound to the front, thus making me suspect that the amp was hooked to the deck by best buy

heres my hypothesis as to what the problem was/is:
1. The amp is connected to the deck because of best buy, thus when i fade the sound to the front more, the alpines sound great but the subs get slightly lower.

2. The problem was actually the back factory speakers. When I had the volume high the back speakers couldnt handle it, although they could before i replaced the fronts, and so when i heard the crackling i a.ssumed it was the new ones when it was actually the old (its close quarters in a sh*tty geo storm), so when i faded to the front the sound stopped.




What do you think? How can I tell if the amp is connected to the deck or what?

 04-24-2005, 04:43 PM         #14
GhosT  OP
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well the amp HAS to be hooked up to the deck, how else would you get sounds to the subs, and you were saying you adjusted the the amp and the speakers stopped crackling, but most likely, the stock rears are fu*ked, your deck is a POS, and to be honest to subs will blow prolly within a few months, so i would hoenstly start building from scratch, but keep the amp and the front speakers, replace your deck, your rears, and your subs, they will just keep causing yo problems
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 14 years ago '05        #15
younghova032003 2 heat pts
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Na man u dont got to do all that. I use to do things the ghetto way cuz I couldnt get the top of the line things. Just make sure every thing is hooked right all connections tight and clean. And know the limits of your speakers and amp. Dont turn it up full blast and ride around town or things will blow save that for parkin lot pimpin.

People here think the most expensive things the only way go i.e. JL AUDIO

 04-24-2005, 10:01 PM         #16
GhosT  OP
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^ well yeah get what you pay for in car audio, you spend little you get little, with the exception of ebay and sh*t, and the more you pay the more you get, thats just how it is. you don't have to replace every thing but i would get ride of the deck for sure, your source is a very important part of any system, if you have a sh*tty signal going to your equipment it'll sound sh*tty, and possibly blow sh*t if it's sending to much distortion. i blew my jl 12w3 because of a POS deck. atleast hop on ebay and buy a deck for $150, that will mean it'll be atleast a $200 deck, which is better than a $60. But if your not willing to atleast replace the deck don't complain if it fu*ks your sh*t up. Just trying to keep you from wasting $
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 04-25-2005, 01:15 PM         #17
jigga2180  OP
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^well said brotha

 04-25-2005, 02:05 PM         #18
d33bo  OP
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All right I just got paid, and I have 200 bucks to spend on a deck, but im not buying off ebay (i like to have a warranty and sh*t, thats why i bought from best buy, cause if those subs do blow it will be under warranty for the next 4 years.) So what deck shuld I get, check out bestbuy.com if you would and tell me

 14 years ago '05        #19
younghova032003 2 heat pts
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Stick with a pioneer u wont go wrong. ^Spending all that money for jl's isnt the best route. There are subs out there that can beat out jl for half the price. Look around cuz u payin for the name.


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 04-25-2005, 06:10 PM         #20
1siklac  OP
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try reversing the wires on the new 5 1/4s the polarity could be wrong

 04-25-2005, 08:15 PM         #21
Dhazedg  OP
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dont forget decks usually have small wattage ouput to speakers so if you try to base your volume on your old deck to the new one, its not gonna sound the same.

 04-25-2005, 09:33 PM         #22
GhosT  OP
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with jl i aint paying for the name, i'm paying for the quality of sound, never had a problem with jl so i have no reason to buy anything else, they have great fu*king sound and they really aint that bad of a price for most of their sh*t, the w7's are spendy but worth every penny, but i never said he had to go get jl's just get something other than than the pioneer, i hate almost all pioneer subs and amps
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 14 years ago '05        #23
younghova032003 2 heat pts
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I do agree with you 100% about pioneer they need to stick to decks. JL do have good sound but try something like MTX they beat out w7 in every category and half the $1000 price of a new w7. There are others out but they most notible.

 04-26-2005, 10:45 PM         #24
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a new W7 aint $1000, plus if it put both up in competion the w7 will win for overall sound, some mtx will be louder but they're not as clean as jl is. the only mtx i have not heard is the 9500 i believe, but i've heard it's not that special, it compares to the w7 farily well but in all the reviews i've read the mtx's sq is lower than the w7's but the spl is higher. thats why i love jl, it's and equal balance of sq and spl. btw the adire brahama will beat out any mtx in the right box. from what i've all read it is the best sub out there.
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 04-29-2005, 04:11 PM         #25
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ghost mod is it possible to blow woofers if u put dem too loud

and could u make a car audio guide of wat u need to get bangin sounds from ur car
. and explain da terminolgy like crossover and all dat

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