View Full Version : Door speakers are burning!?

04-27-2010, 07:17 AM
I replace my 4 door speakers on my 1997 Ford Explorer with Kenwood - 6" x 8" 3-Way Car Speakers with Polypropylene Cones Model: KFC-C6893PS Handles up to 240 watts peak power (80 watts RMS).
And using a Alpine - 200W Class A/B Bridgeable 4/3/2-Channel MOSFET Amplifier w/ Adjustable Crossover Model: MRP-F300 4-, 3- and 2-channel design connected to a Kenwood KDC-MP828 head unit. I am running them low pass 4 channel setup. The speakers sound pretty good but when I turn them up and the song has alot of bass...... I can smell the speakers burning (they are not blown YET!)
I turn them down and after a little bit the smell goes away and the speakers sound fine.
I was reading and I heard something about some kind of liquid that burning off the voice coil from the manufacturing process... But i'm not sure this is the case because I smell it months later.
I hooked them up high pass and had the same problem.
Should I build a pod for the rear of the 6X8s to make the speakers more solid so they dont bounce so much? I'm lost and if I can get a few ideas to solve this problem..... that would be great!!
Thank you

04-27-2010, 07:49 AM
Might not have the speakers crossed right, probably playing too low of frequencies.

04-27-2010, 07:50 AM
Umm.. you're running them low pass? Why? Run it high pass.