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Justinw303
08-22-2005, 06:14 PM
One of my favorite CD's lately has been Urban Legend by T.I.

Hopefully someone here is familiar with the CD. One of my favorite songs is The Greatest, feat. Manny Fresh. I love the beat.

However, there is this one part of the song that sounds like it's distorting to all hell, but I don't know if it's my setup, the song, or what. It's the part right before the chorus when the beat starts to build. The part also repeats in the middle of T.I.'s verses. It sounds like straight static to me.

But I don't think it's my speakers because my setup is alright for starters. Kenwood KDC-MP4028 Head Unit, and Type S 6.5" coaxials in the doors(single cab F-150) It sounds great on my other songs and CD's, nice and clean. I just don't know why it sounds so bad on this song.

3.5Max6spd
08-22-2005, 06:49 PM
must be your setup, you are not running separates, nor subs, nor amplification....that whole cd pounds lovely in my car...i play it alot

Justintoxicated
08-22-2005, 07:14 PM
well then maybe the HU?

Specialy if your using it to power your comps?

Are you using an active Crossover on it? Not familiar with that HU.

Justinw303
08-22-2005, 07:15 PM
No, I just listened to the song on my computer and that one part sounds just as bad. I'm sure it's the song, not the setup.

Alpine2005
08-22-2005, 07:23 PM
is the song a download or did you buy it?

if it's a download then it's the song.

Justinw303
08-22-2005, 07:28 PM
It's the actual CD, from Best Buy. As I've said before, I have 1 pair of 6.5" coaxials in the doors, powered by the Kenwood HU. Gets loud and sounds clean on every song, just not that one particular part on that one song.

skierxx5556
08-22-2005, 07:32 PM
Is the cd all scratched up? Im sure that that could have an effect on the way the song plays.

Chainsaw45
08-22-2005, 10:23 PM
Try changing the bass/treble settings that might help. Or the volume might be up too high for that song my speakers distort when I turn up the volume too high for some songs but on others its fine at the same level.

3.5Max6spd
08-23-2005, 07:43 AM
that song simply has freqs your current low power, weak setup cannot reproduce- what do expect out of a pair of coaxes off HU power?

squeak9798
08-23-2005, 09:42 AM
that song simply has freqs your current low power, weak setup cannot reproduce- what do expect out of a pair of coaxes off HU power?

There is the possibility that the has a bad CD......

Justinw303
08-23-2005, 09:47 AM
Alright, the CD is in perfect condition, and it happens even when I turn the volume down.

req
08-23-2005, 09:52 AM
try it in somone elses car.

im guessing that the low RMS of the hu (under 20w per channel max) and the weak coaxials are the problem.

i dont think its the disc... and i cant see why your computer would do the same thing, unless those are low quality speakers as well.

definatly sounds like your setup is the problem - imo

squeak9798
08-23-2005, 09:54 AM
and i cant see why your computer would do the same thing,

Find the constant in the equation :hide:

T3mpest
08-23-2005, 05:19 PM
Try listenting to it at a very low volume on both your comp and car setup. If you still hear it in both cases, then it's cd inherent. Heck I'll download a copy right now.

3.5Max6spd
08-23-2005, 05:36 PM
i think some should actually hear what this song actually sounds like, its got some wicked, 'hard' beats.....

And no, my Altec Lansing cheapo comp speakers cant play it well either.....

Justinw303
09-25-2005, 10:34 PM
Alright, even when I high-passed my speakers at 180 hz, it distorts. Down the road when decide to amp my fronts, I'll see if it still does this. If not, then that one guy was right. If it continues, I guess Squeak was right.

blue
09-25-2005, 11:57 PM
that song simply has freqs your current low power, weak setup cannot reproduce- what do expect out of a pair of coaxes off HU power?
Crap Max ..... Why do you have to just beat around the bush like that ??? !!!
Be a real man .... say what you mean , and stop being all soft ! :laugh: :laugh: :crazy: :crazy: :uhoh: :uhoh: :laugh: :laugh: