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Phrozt
08-25-2006, 03:58 PM
A friend recently replaced his speakers with the exact same model (stock for his car) and he says they no longer bump with any bass at all...

This was an occurrance that happened sometime *after* they were installed..

He says they sound "weaker"



EDIT: same setup... everything.. just replacing old stock speakers w/new stock speakers.

heyman421
08-25-2006, 03:59 PM
phasing

Patrick Simmons
08-25-2006, 04:02 PM
Make sure you have them wired in correctly.

phyphoestilic
08-25-2006, 04:03 PM
homosexuality

Tru dat

mikeyboc
08-25-2006, 04:03 PM
volume knob

RumbleNTheTrunk
08-25-2006, 04:03 PM
hearing loss.

Phrozt
08-25-2006, 04:04 PM
Make sure you have them wired in correctly.

I thought that this (and phasing) created a harsh noise, not a quieter sound..

phyphoestilic
08-25-2006, 04:04 PM
volume knob?

Phrozt
08-25-2006, 04:04 PM
...

Why do I feel this is about to turn into a "The Lounge" thread VERY soon...

Patrick Simmons
08-25-2006, 04:06 PM
I thought that this (and phasing) created a harsh noise, not a quieter sound..

A lot of times it'll make the speakers move but little to no sound.

RumbleNTheTrunk
08-25-2006, 04:06 PM
...

Why do I feel this is about to turn into a "The Lounge" thread VERY soon...

edit your post and quit assuming and it wont.

djman37
08-25-2006, 04:08 PM
take the door panel off. I BET the speakers are not installed properly.
my guess is they are just screwed into the holes where the stock speakers were taken out. i've seen it done plenty of times at places.

phyphoestilic
08-25-2006, 04:12 PM
Assumptions, lol *** outta u and the ump will tion u.

Phrozt
08-25-2006, 04:30 PM
I never realized making a half retarded title would get so many responses... I need to do this more often!!

snoopdan
08-25-2006, 04:40 PM
dont play soft rock

Phrozt
08-25-2006, 05:28 PM
dont play soft rock

LOL.........


that actually made me laugh at work...

squeak9798
08-25-2006, 06:45 PM
I thought that this (and phasing) created a harsh noise, not a quieter sound..

Harsh noise ?

Having the speakers wired out of phase could cause some cancellation issues, which would cause there to be decreased audible sound at certain frequencies.

Though if it happened out of the blue one day, then it probably isn't the wiring unless one of the speakers became disconnected.

Could be that one of the speakers shifted in the mounting location/screws fell out/etc.

Has he actually inspected the speakers yet?

Phrozt
08-28-2006, 09:00 AM
He said he checked all of the wiring again and it is correct, and subbed one of his friends pioneers in, which had never been installed (he just got them in and didn't have time to install them yet).

Both his speaker and his friend's were weak sounding.

squeak9798
08-28-2006, 08:09 PM
Possibly the amplifier in his headunit going out.

If it's a CD player, grab a test tone and measure the voltage at the speaker wires when it's playing "good" (if it ever does), then measure again when it's playing "bad" and see if there are differences in the voltage at the same volume level.

Phrozt
09-05-2006, 04:48 PM
If his HU was going out, wouldn't that affect all of his channels... or just one? I don't understand why it would only be the front end...