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  1. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    Gotcha. That does make sense then, I'll give that a shot next time I'm in there.
  2. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    Yeah. Before I used it for my sub, I set it by ear and set it literally perfectly according to the scope, so I totally agree. It was a DSO138, I believe it is open source.
  3. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    Alright, I'll do that. I was unaware of that being a type of test that was effective.
  4. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    I do. Not anything like $1k+ but it seems to work alright in my tests. Yes, 1k Hz for mids and 40 Hz for bass. RCA max volume yielded no clipping, as well as coming off the amp at full volume; sat at around 16V. Didn't do extensive tests on the radio amp, however, thus why I turned down the gain to prevent it just in case.
  5. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    Yeah. I used an oscilloscope to tune everything currently, and even at 40 volume, no clipping will occur on any of my front speakers. The back speakers have their gain turned down as well, but I didn't see any clipping coming from those anyway.
  6. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    Also, just want to thank you for mentioning spinal tap. That has to be the funniest band in existence.
  7. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    I got it from eBay. So, needless to say, that's the last time I ordered used audio equipment. It was supposed to be certified refurbished though. Oh well.
  8. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    I did. Even at the lowest gain, it was still pretty noticeable. At half it was worse.
  9. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    Same connections as the one that doesn't currently buzz. With no inputs connected it would buzz (power, ground, acc still connected. It didn't power itself lol), and get louder the more the gain was turned up.
  10. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    Well, I always have the option to hook the Kenwood 4ch back up. The issue was, even with nothing connected to it, it would have a static sound playing through the speakers. I couldn't for the life of me figure out the issue. Still have it though, I guess I could put it back in.
  11. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    I sacrificed all my time to it, so I'm pretty sure that counts LOL. Interesting thing is, after doing literally nothing, it is starting to sound better. I don't know if it is just my hearing being destroyed or what, but its starting to not sound as harsh. Do these speakers have a break in period of a couple weeks to start performing their best? I know subwoofers do, but I wasn't sure about midrange and tweeters.
  12. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    I was using a Kenwood KAC-304 amp but switched to a DUAL XPR82D (the dual amp is not bad, I listened to the Kenwood and was unimpressed; looked at all the great reviews for the dual and haven't looked back since). Crossover on only the radio, cd doesn't sound any different, listening volume usually hovers under 30, source volume for Bluetooth audio on phone is 100%. Thanks a ton for all your help by the way. Even if it doesn't sound perfect in the end, I guess its the journey you had while installing it and learning about audio that matters.
  13. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    Sorry, I was on a phone that wasn't wanting to let me spell anything correctly. Anyway, now I'm on my computer and can elaborate on the issue more. I have followed all the tips given by the first response and more, which include: Checking polarity Ensuring proper grounds Making sure speakers are not blown Updating head unit firmware Turning off all the in radio settings (Loudness, supreme, etc.) Adjusting the EQ Sound deadening the car doors Installingfast rings Tested a Kenwood amp on the front speakers (No difference was made) Adjusting gain Using different inputs Factory resetting radio Ensuring no crosstalk or interference between the wires is happening Making sure Subwoofer box is sealed Aligning tweeters with my head (off-axis by about 20 degrees) Adjusting time alignment adjusting crossover adjusting fader adjusting levels for speakers Turning down gain for tweeters/mid I've done more but this is all I can remember off the top of my head. The sound I'm hearing seems to be just tinny and nasty. Voices are clear and when its just vocals, it sounds amazing. However, when instruments are mixed in, it starts to sound muffled and hard to distinctively identify each instrument. I'm not sure, but using an RTA on my phone, it looked like ~1k range is where things are extremely harsh and hurt my ears, even with it turned down in the EQ. Is it a possibility that my radio is bad? Are the speakers bad?
  14. gmpisawresome

    Head unit sounds tinny

    So after spending the last week or so tweaking every last setting in my dd 9903s, I cannot for the life of me get it to loose the tinny sound it has. Are there any issues related to wiring that would make it sound tinny? It's the speakers running directly off the internal amp aswell as soeakering running off the RCA that sound this way.
  15. gmpisawresome

    New system doesn't sound right

    That's exactly the information I needed, thanks a ton! You mentioned time alignment, I'm extremely confused about that. There appears to be two settings; one is front focus and the other is listening position. I tried listening position by measuring my head to the speakers, but it sounded tinny and flat. Front focus sound much more full by trying to align the time with my hearing but still lacking. Am I adjusting these right?
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