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04murdalanche
10-19-2012, 12:03 AM
Okay so I'm dropping a set of Alpine Type X mids in my girls ride, and as I hook up the left side the speaker isn't playing, so I figure I did some newb sheit and didn't get the terminal all the way or something but I double checked, everything was good. So I turn the car back on but it's still not playing. So I'm fiddling with the speaker while the radio is still on. I VERY LIGHTLY touch the cone and it starts playing perfectly, take my finger off it, stops playing, turn the volume up so its pretty loud, It's not playing, I then BARELY touch the surround, plays perfect. No distortion, doesn't sound blown, it's crystal clear, actually surprised how much mid bass they put out. But anyways so I put the other mid in the door, works fine. Went to put the funny acting mid in the pass door just for the hell of it, does the same thing, won't play unless I touch it very lightly.

Again like I said, this isn't my first time installing.. I'm very meticulous with my wiring so I know it's not that.

What's going on here? I can make a vid if you want to help explain if I wasn't clear..


Thanks in advance
Jeff

04murdalanche
10-19-2012, 12:16 AM
I'm still messing with it and it kind of plays by itself but not for long, also for more info if needed , mids are being powered off the HU which is a OS Pioneer DEH-14. Which has a 45x4 rating. Probably max rating so it's not like these are getting a lot of power..

mylows10
10-19-2012, 12:20 AM
coil wire inside is messed up send it back

04murdalanche
10-19-2012, 12:42 AM
coil wire inside is messed up send it back

Got em in a trade:/

DaveVT
10-19-2012, 12:46 AM
Got em in a trade:/

probably why the guy traded em.

04murdalanche
10-19-2012, 01:03 AM
probably why the guy traded em.

Lol yep. Win some you lose some

mylows10
10-19-2012, 09:51 AM
Then just replace the Mids then

quackhead
10-19-2012, 10:13 AM
like it has been said, it could be the coil...or it could be a tinsel lead. If it is a tinsel, you might be able to fix? pull it and look at the wires closely for a bad spot. sounds like you will need new mids though.

04murdalanche
10-19-2012, 12:02 PM
Then just replace the Mids then

Yeah I know, just was hoping they would work considering just installing the driver side alone is WAY louder than the stock speakers.


like it has been said, it could be the coil...or it could be a tinsel lead. If it is a tinsel, you might be able to fix? pull it and look at the wires closely for a bad spot. sounds like you will need new mids though.

Okay, well say it is the tinsel, how would I go about fixing it?

If it isn't that and I can't fix it, I guess I'll cut it up and learn how a speaker works lol

quackhead
10-19-2012, 12:14 PM
Yeah I know, just was hoping they would work considering just installing the driver side alone is WAY louder than the stock speakers.



Okay, well say it is the tinsel, how would I go about fixing it?

If it isn't that and I can't fix it, I guess I'll cut it up and learn how a speaker works lol
Replacing Tinsel leads - diyAudio (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/subwoofers/62456-replacing-tinsel-leads.html)

09civic
10-19-2012, 12:17 PM
OP's girl: "You spend all your **** time on that stupid site, yet you still manage to **** up.

04murdalanche
10-19-2012, 12:46 PM
Replacing Tinsel leads - diyAudio (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/subwoofers/62456-replacing-tinsel-leads.html)

Thanks man I appreciate it


OP's girl: "You spend all your **** time on that stupid site, yet you still manage to **** up.

LMFAO, not even kidding.. She says **** like that every now and then but she's just kidding, at least I hope so..... :nerd:

quackhead
10-19-2012, 12:51 PM
Thanks man I appreciate it

seems like you do not have much to lose, and those are some sweet mids, be nice if you could just recone them.

09civic
10-19-2012, 12:51 PM
Women are never kidding...

04murdalanche
10-19-2012, 12:54 PM
seems like you do not have much to lose, and those are some sweet mids, be nice if you could just recone them.

Man these things are really nice, they're so loud considering there's no amping on them. And they have a **** ton of Mideast, almost makes me wish I had them in my truck lol


Women are never kidding...

That's a true story if I've ever heard one...