1. Mr FaceCaser

    Binding post

    So had a question about these I know how to put the wire through from the amp on (purple side) you just unscrew drop the wire in the hole and screw tight but my question was how do you connect the wire on the rear from the subs (blue) could I just solder it on there?
  2. Mr FaceCaser

    Speaker terminals

    So my new gp box is awaiting shipment and I have everything for the box. The only thing I forgot was speaker terminals but I saw they make you lose power so how would you wire your amp to the subs? Would you just run it straight to the amp? Would use speaker terminals? Or do you have other ways...
  3. maylar

    Center channel implementation

    My car has a small center channel speaker in the middle of the dash. I intend to do away with the factory amp in my car and I'd like to keep this speaker. But it seems to me that combining L+R (simplest thing to do) would mess with the stereo imaging. I'm thinking that the center should contain...
  4. QKA

    Trying to upgrade, advice before I buy

    Hi Car Audio! This will be my first time working on my car audio, so definitely need a good forum to start things off on the right foot. I have a general sense of how to get things done, but need to make sure it makes sense first, and your advice is appreciated. I already have installed in my...
  5. HennyGod

    Which Amplifier should I get?

    I recently purchased Polk Audio DB6502 components and Polk Audio DB652 Coaxial speakers to replace my stock speakers the will be ran by Pioneer double din. Which Amplifier will best fit this application?
  6. T

    advice on which to get

    I looking to put 1 good sub in my car right now my 3 choices are incriminator judge, resilient sounds platinum and everyone always tells me sundown so I'm throwing them in too. I'm kinda leaning towards the IA judge but I've never actually heard one. also I am thinking 12 in. should I go 15?
  7. Trey Champagne

    1st Gen Orion 225 HCCA

    I have a 1st Gen Orion 225 HCCA, but no speaker wire harness. It’s the attachment that plugs into this (shown below). I ordered the parts (the plug, the rods, & some 12 gauge wire; the issue I’m having is not being able to find a diagram detailing what wire goes where? Can any of you guys...
  8. FuelEmpire

    2023 Ford Bronco full system suggestion request

    Hi everyone! I'm meh with car audio. Some experience but don't know a ton. Would love some advice and feedback. Looking to upgrade the system in my Bronco. Right now it has the B&O sound system with one of the worst subs I've ever heard. The mids and highs are weak (Especially with the top...
  9. K

    Sound cutting out

    Hey yall. So on my drive home today my system started cutting out and it got to the point that only my sub was putting out anything. I played around with my radio and realized I can make it happen when I focus my audio to my front left speaker. Nothing comes out and if the front left speaker is...
  10. R

    Speaker wire conundrum with modern cars.

    Hi all, Upgrading the system in my 2016 Kia Sportage (using equipment from previous car as I'm being tight and it still works fine). Being a modern car it has a wiring harness between the door and cabin, not the old hole with a rubber grommet that we were able to thread new speaker wire...
  11. A

    Soundstream SME.650C, any good?

    I can't seem to find any reviewsI can't seem to find any reviews on this speaker, anybody no if there a good brand or not?
  12. NatoXemus

    Daisy chain front and rear speakers, or connect at the Amp?

    I'm adding aftermarket rear speakers to a 4 channel amp, sub (mono bridged), and 2 front door speakers. My question is, is it safe to chain the front and rear speakers - so rear positive to front positive, rear negative to front negative, front pos/neg to amp channels? Or should I just play it...

    Audio noise

    Hello, I hope you are good, I have a question for you if you can help me, I have a AUDI A4 1999 B4, I change the radio with new one but when that is in aux&BT mode there is a background noise in speakers and when I driving and gas the sound changing accodingly, Thank you in advance!
  14. Brassmonkey

    Advice and help - could it be head unit?

    Looking for some help - recently got a 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser - i think I’m 3rd or 4th owner. This is what I know Upon arrival I could see that there was an aftermarket Kenwood KDC-HD545U Head Unit installed - I believe it’s a 2010 model. 4 speakers two fronts two rears And abandoned wires...
  15. amix

    Refoaming Vintage Clarion SE-9450 4-way Speakers

    Hi, I found a pair of 30 years old, oval shaped Clarion SE-9450 4(!)-way speakers, 150W max. input from my first days with a car. I want to add them to my dad's old car on a soundboard (car is a liftback). Sadly, the foam disintegrates from just looking at it. 😃 Problem: It seems, the web has...
  16. JuiceTin

    Loc questions

    I have a friend who is trying to just add some subs and he does not have sub outputs on this stock head unit. So wondering how we get sub outputs using an l o c. Wondering if we would just take one of the speaker cables run it to the Loc and that would split it not really sure though.
  17. C

    The Secrets of Speaker

    We just released an article about the knowledge of the speaker! https://blog.cadencesound.com/index.php/2022/09/13/how-many-watts-do-car-speakers-need/ Hope everyone like it.
  18. EL_Nino

    Installing new tweeters

    I first bought a new pair of tweeters from Walmart, Cheap ones just to test out the audio. Sound wasn't the best, but I did notice that when the car is running it makes white noise/Static noise. Doesn't get louder when you step on the gas or anything like that it's just a constant noise that...
  19. Bbean12

    Need some help with a amplifier and speaker setup

    So I bought a kenwood KAC-M5024BT amplifier for my motorcycle. It puts out 50w x 4 channel rms and has a max power of 600w. I have 4” mounted towers on my bike that I bought with 4” 45KM44 kickers installed that work at 50w rms and 4-ohms. After about a week one of the speakers blew and I’m...
  20. M

    Rockville TM150

    I lost my remote control, and I can't manage the bass and treble level does anyone have any solution that I could manage it without remote. I search a lot that I might be able to find a remote mobile app for this speaker, but I could not find it. (If you know please let me know) (Rockville...
  21. N

    Making a box for coaxial speakers and cant find any reccomendations from anywhere.

    Vehicle : bmw e30 Location in the vehicle: rear deck Space available (Length x Width x Height): 60cm x 25cm x 10cm Subwoofer make and model: Massive audio lx46 Subwoofer Size: 4x6 Number of Subwoofers: 2 Type of Port (Kerfed, Slot, Aero, etc.): ? What type of music do you like?: Techno...
  22. P

    Door speakers stopped working

    Need some help with trouble shooting. My door speakers and tweeters were working fine one day and the next none of the door speakers are putting anything out. The tweeters still work fine but all 4 door speakers are silent. It’s the stock speakers but I have a Sony wx-920bt radio. The radio has...
  23. D


    about 6 months ago I replaced the speakers in my 04 ram 3500. and now only one of them works i took the speakers out and there's still power too them and i tried putting it back in and rewiring it but still nothing so i am wondering what could be causing those 3 to have stopped working they have...
  24. J

    I have an issue

    So I just got these two 8" subs and an 1000w amp but once and a while when the bass hits hard the speaker just stop working I'm assuming that the speakers are drawing to much power and the amp is just turning them off to not blow the fuse. But that might not be it cause I'm not so smart about...
  25. momeigs

    Quick question.

    This part on my speaker got disconnected somehow. I was wondering if I could just solder the wire back on since it’s just hanging off now. Also, what is it?
  26. Cuznfkr

    More mids/highs

    I want to add another set of mids / highs to my setup , I am currently running Rockford punch component set , and i want to add a set of Skar components , is it as easy as install them and play music? I saw a guy with about 5 component sets per door and people were giving him **** about how bad...
  27. Z

    Rolled down my window in the drive thru and my front left speaker stopped working.

    Yesterday night I finished up putting my new sound system in my car. I was playing with it to find my sweet spot this morning and I went to get some food and as I rolled my window down to order, my speakers just suddenly stopped. I was wondering if I just nicked the wires or should I be more...
  28. O

    Use multimeter to determine polarity on speakers while playing?

    Can you use a multimeter to determine polarity on wire that is unlabeled (potentially while music on)? Wires were connected to factory rears to run to amp high level in. Those bare wires will power a test 5x7, just unsure of polarity when wiring my high level adapter.
  29. 09marty

    Speaker Noise

    Hello, I am having trouble with a noise in my speaker. I tapped into to my front left and right speakers to connect to my mono amplifier for a subwoofer I want to add. The problem is that now when I play music I get static out of the front left speaker, the static goes away when the RCA is...
  30. Z

    Audison AP5.9 and Speaker Questions

    So apologies if this turns into a wall of text, but I'm hoping that someone can advise me on a few issues. I've just got my first car in about 20 years (previously had company cars and / or lease cars), a 2014 BMW X1 with CIC Business NAv but the base audio (4inch mids & tweets in doors, 6.5...
  31. Audiophileenthu

    What's better? A 5-channel amp or a 4-channel w/ a mono?

    So here's the dilemma. I've been working on getting parts for my build and as of right now I have... - Stinger 4 gauge wiring kit -14 gauge speaker wire - Sound deadening (Crutchfield) - RCA (Crutchfield) - Focal IS165 components (they're half off on Crutchfield) - Focal RSX 165 - Audio Control...
  32. M

    2005 Ford Mustang Speaker Trouble

    I was on my way home today when my front left door speaker started vibrating like crazy shaking the whole car. I turned volume all the way down and it was still going crazy. Only thing that could stop it was turning off head unit. Never had this happen and googling has gotten me zero results. It...
  33. P

    Help no clue

    Okay so basically don't have a lot of knowledge about car audio systems just want my car to be obnoxiously loud.  I have a 4 channel amp, 4 speakers and 2 subs.  Can someone direct me to an installation guide to make it easier.  Also is it possible to have all 4 speakers and 2 subs hooked up to...
  34. D

    Best amp for 4 alpine for r’s 6x8 speakers

      whats the best amp I could use for 4 alpine 6x8 speaker rated at 100 watts rms each and 300 Watts max at 4 ohms I was thinking the jbl GTR-104 4 channel amp for a budget but if I was going to spend more I thought a alpine X-A70F 4 channel or what do u think would be the best to power them?
  35. F

    Batcap for a 4-Channel Amp?

    Hi. I have an XStatic Model 400 Batcap that I use for my sub woofer amp. I'm about to get a higher power 4-channel speaker amp (150W per channel x 4). Would this amp now need to run through a cap?
  36. F

    Alpine Type X vs Type R 6.5" Component

    Hi. I'm trying to decide between the Alpine Type X or Type R 6.5" component system for my car. I will also be getting the same model (whatever I choose) for just 6.5" co-axials for my rear deck as well. All 4 of the speakers will be powered off Alpine's new Type X 4 channel amp (the X-A70F). Do...
  37. F

    speaker making a horrible noise. not alternator whine

    I picked up a 2000 ford lightning about two years ago that already had a stereo system installed. Recently i took off the kick panels on the doors to put new vinyl on them. during the process i removed the speakers and tweeters and kept the crossovers in the door. Ive also done some window...
  38. C

    Help on speakers and amp compatability

    I have a pioneer GMD 9605 amp. It can produce 75W @ 4 ohms and 100W @ 2 ohms. Ive already installed a set of component speakers that are rated at 4 ohms for 100W in the front. I was looking for some 6 x 9 speakers for the back and i found the infinity kappas that are rated at 2 ohms for 110W. My...
  39. L

    Radio Doesn't Recognize Tweeter

    I recently bought a Kenwood DDX374BT and new door speakers which are a two way Kicker 6x9. When messing with the equalizer and speakers on the radio, it only recognizes it as a woofer, not a two way. Is there a way to fix it? I'd like my sound stage to be more surround sound rather than in...
  40. C

    tweeters blowing? need some advice please!

    Ok, so im running 4 jl audio 5x7's and 2 jl audio .5" tweeters. they are hooked up to a jl audio 360/4 amp. i got the rear 5x7's each on a channel for the rear. and the front channels each have a 5x7 and a .5" tweeter. well over the past few years i blew 3-4 of the .5" tweeters. sometimes one at...