Closed Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Reload Thread: Distortion?

  1. #1
    undeadxsunshine's Avatar
    undeadxsunshine is offline what it is



    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    1,246
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Distortion?

    So I got my setup installed that's in my sig, and got all my gains set. When I turn it up to where it starts getting really loud, and the song has somewhat heavy bass it starts to get distorted I think. Of course this should be normal, but the thing is it doesn't sound like normal distortion, it's more of an occasional "click" sound. Is this normal or is something not set right?



    2001 Mazda Tribute
    HU: Alpine CDA-9886
    Front Stage: Hertz HSK 165
    Front Stage Amp: Arc Audio KS 300.4
    Sub: 2 Sundown SA-12s in 4 ft^3 @ 34hz
    Sub Amp: Sundown SAZ 2000D
    Refs: ampjunkielikeme, clbolt, SPL-Master, Twisted_0912, Qbenjamin, plyer3, tr10av, Lucid15, Alter Ego Trip, Topless Stang, Gville, wgsj_fortvalley, PioneerSPL1990, l4yfr4me
    Feedback Thread: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5791608#post5791608




  2. #2
    thevic24's Avatar
    thevic24 is offline my silence is deadly...



    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    right behind you
    Posts
    5,822
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    363 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    could be the amp(s) clipping, if its a loud pop-could be the driver bottoming out.




  3. #3
    undeadxsunshine's Avatar
    undeadxsunshine is offline what it is

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    1,246
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    Ah yeah it does kinda sound like the driver could be bottoming out, that makes sense.



    2001 Mazda Tribute
    HU: Alpine CDA-9886
    Front Stage: Hertz HSK 165
    Front Stage Amp: Arc Audio KS 300.4
    Sub: 2 Sundown SA-12s in 4 ft^3 @ 34hz
    Sub Amp: Sundown SAZ 2000D
    Refs: ampjunkielikeme, clbolt, SPL-Master, Twisted_0912, Qbenjamin, plyer3, tr10av, Lucid15, Alter Ego Trip, Topless Stang, Gville, wgsj_fortvalley, PioneerSPL1990, l4yfr4me
    Feedback Thread: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5791608#post5791608

  4. #4
    macq32's Avatar
    macq32 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    1,213
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    are you using APF for both (playing all frequencies)? or do you have your comps doing highs and rears hitting the lows. Use a dmm to set gains, its the safest way



    Headunit: Kenwood eXcelon x791
    Front: Morel Tempo 6
    Amp - PG Xenon 200.4
    Subwoofer: SI Mag v3
    Sub Amp: PDX 1000.1



    Sold To - sctattooer, FunBoyThomper, Chereck04, beyap, xplayazplayzonx, Switt23Bought From - speedfreak28, Sir Smoke A Lot, connersdad19, NE14MX, dcmcki, joeybutts32 , lyttleviet, newtitan, mike75356, wmflyfisher, stopdrpnro, LaserRed38, ZellnerTraded With - Audiobahnuser18
    RIPPED OFF BY NUKEITALL

  5. #5
    Etac's Avatar
    Etac is offline Angry Bunny Killer



    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    1,965
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    youll know if its bottoming out usually, if it sounds violent, its probaly that.. if not.. it might be clipping



    Dont Buy From Or Sell To Dropped_Mazda

  6. #6
    undeadxsunshine's Avatar
    undeadxsunshine is offline what it is

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    1,246
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    Gains were set correctly with a DMM, so that's not really the problem. Both front and back are set to full. Front is set close to 80 hz and rear 65 hz.



    2001 Mazda Tribute
    HU: Alpine CDA-9886
    Front Stage: Hertz HSK 165
    Front Stage Amp: Arc Audio KS 300.4
    Sub: 2 Sundown SA-12s in 4 ft^3 @ 34hz
    Sub Amp: Sundown SAZ 2000D
    Refs: ampjunkielikeme, clbolt, SPL-Master, Twisted_0912, Qbenjamin, plyer3, tr10av, Lucid15, Alter Ego Trip, Topless Stang, Gville, wgsj_fortvalley, PioneerSPL1990, l4yfr4me
    Feedback Thread: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5791608#post5791608

  7. #7
    Etac's Avatar
    Etac is offline Angry Bunny Killer



    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    1,965
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    set to full? they should be set on "high-pass" - hpf



    Dont Buy From Or Sell To Dropped_Mazda

  8. #8
    undeadxsunshine's Avatar
    undeadxsunshine is offline what it is

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    1,246
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    Ah okay, that should help.



    2001 Mazda Tribute
    HU: Alpine CDA-9886
    Front Stage: Hertz HSK 165
    Front Stage Amp: Arc Audio KS 300.4
    Sub: 2 Sundown SA-12s in 4 ft^3 @ 34hz
    Sub Amp: Sundown SAZ 2000D
    Refs: ampjunkielikeme, clbolt, SPL-Master, Twisted_0912, Qbenjamin, plyer3, tr10av, Lucid15, Alter Ego Trip, Topless Stang, Gville, wgsj_fortvalley, PioneerSPL1990, l4yfr4me
    Feedback Thread: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5791608#post5791608

  9. #9
    Etac's Avatar
    Etac is offline Angry Bunny Killer



    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    1,965
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    o yeah i cant belive i didnt think of this before.. but could it possibly be tinsel slap? (which hpf should help) i dont know if those speakers have stitched tinsel leads



    Dont Buy From Or Sell To Dropped_Mazda

  10. #10
    undeadxsunshine's Avatar
    undeadxsunshine is offline what it is

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    1,246
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    Hm no idea.



    2001 Mazda Tribute
    HU: Alpine CDA-9886
    Front Stage: Hertz HSK 165
    Front Stage Amp: Arc Audio KS 300.4
    Sub: 2 Sundown SA-12s in 4 ft^3 @ 34hz
    Sub Amp: Sundown SAZ 2000D
    Refs: ampjunkielikeme, clbolt, SPL-Master, Twisted_0912, Qbenjamin, plyer3, tr10av, Lucid15, Alter Ego Trip, Topless Stang, Gville, wgsj_fortvalley, PioneerSPL1990, l4yfr4me
    Feedback Thread: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5791608#post5791608

  11. #11
    FoxPro5's Avatar
    FoxPro5 is offline Causal wanderer



    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    3 octaves higher
    Posts
    5,449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    Clipping doesn't make a clicking sound in your speakers. It's either the driver being overpowered to the point of mechanical noise or tinsel slap...or both.



    TEAM Front Fill

    The Fox audiomobile now sounds more quality thanks to SDS power.

    The most expensive solution is the one that doesn't do the job correctly. ~ Me

  12. #12
    FoxPro5's Avatar
    FoxPro5 is offline Causal wanderer



    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    3 octaves higher
    Posts
    5,449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by undeadxsunshine View Post
    Gains were set correctly with a DMM, so that's not really the problem.
    No they weren't and yes there is.

    Don't set your gains with a DMM, it's silly. Would you believe the police if they wanted to give you a ticket for speeding based solely on how fast they thought you were going without a radar gun???? Using a DMM is worse than that.



    TEAM Front Fill

    The Fox audiomobile now sounds more quality thanks to SDS power.

    The most expensive solution is the one that doesn't do the job correctly. ~ Me

  13. #13
    dewey79's Avatar
    dewey79 is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    ga
    Posts
    28
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    Turning on the high pass filter can help, but if they are full range speakers, you shouldn't have to. The damage could already be done, but make sure all of your wires are tight so that your amplifier is maximizing it's ability to control the speakers. I have seen this happen when someone trys to put to much base into speakers without enough power or trying to make a speaker do something it is not capable of. A good set of components will handle a lot of power and produce a good amount of base. I have some infinity perfects and they take a lot of power. I don't have anything else on the amp with them either because I want them to be powered properly.




  14. #14
    undeadxsunshine's Avatar
    undeadxsunshine is offline what it is

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    1,246
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Distortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by FoxPro5 View Post
    No they weren't and yes there is.

    Don't set your gains with a DMM, it's silly. Would you believe the police if they wanted to give you a ticket for speeding based solely on how fast they thought you were going without a radar gun???? Using a DMM is worse than that.
    Didn't know that using a DMM was that bad, from what I've read on here it seemed like the right way to do it. It actually did turn out well though with them set like that. I only get the noise with a few songs super heavy bass, and only when it is up really loud. With the filter turned to high I didn't get the noise, but I also didn't try pushing them that hard. Bottom line is once I get a sub to take care of my lows I can filter out more of the lows to really make sure none of this happens.



    2001 Mazda Tribute
    HU: Alpine CDA-9886
    Front Stage: Hertz HSK 165
    Front Stage Amp: Arc Audio KS 300.4
    Sub: 2 Sundown SA-12s in 4 ft^3 @ 34hz
    Sub Amp: Sundown SAZ 2000D
    Refs: ampjunkielikeme, clbolt, SPL-Master, Twisted_0912, Qbenjamin, plyer3, tr10av, Lucid15, Alter Ego Trip, Topless Stang, Gville, wgsj_fortvalley, PioneerSPL1990, l4yfr4me
    Feedback Thread: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5791608#post5791608

Closed Thread

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum