1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. J

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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 shit about how bad...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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?
  22. 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?
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. C

    speakers & amp?? tweeters blowing...

    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...
  29. 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...
  30. Z

    Kenwood vs Kicker vs JVC

    I recently bought a 2004 Ram 1500 quad cab and I'm installing a new speaker system. I currently have a Kenwood KMM-BT222U stereo and I want to add speakers. I'm trying to keep things cheap, preferably under $100 per pair. I'm trying to decide between Kenwood KFC-1665S, JVC CS-DR620, Kicker...
  31. A

    Speaker problem on rear deck

    Hi there, As of recently I have noticed there is a shaking noise and not proper sound coming from the rear left speaker on the rear deck so I popped off the cover and took a look It seems that whenever I push down the cone slightly or hold the two opposite ends of the metal wires visible in...
  32. R

    Sound cutting off but everything seem fine ...

    hi folk, a few weeks ago started slowly changing my car sound system. In january i changed my old colbat for a saturn astra 2008... the car is in perfect condition and as almost no faulty thing that the seller didnt told me... I took my old speaker system in my cobalt and merged it to my...
  33. N

    speaker balance issue? I'm lost lol

    so i recently put in an aftermarket pioneer head unit and i have noticed a problem with the speaker balance the last couple of days. When i have my fader/balance set to even between all 4 speakers the two front speakers crackle and pop when the bass hits, but when i have it set to only the front...
  34. S

    WTB: (X2) 7"-10" MID-BASS Speakers [New or used]

    I looking for Some Cheaper (new or Used) Mid-bass Speakers for my next project. I'd like to play around with some different large Mid-bass Drivers for a Door panel install and not spend too much until i've heard some EXamples of the benefit of over sized Mid-bass door speakers. NO SUBS Only...
  35. B

    Ford Focus ZX3 Speaker Wire Issue

    Hi all, so I recently bought a used Ford Focus ZX3 2001. I got it for super cheap, and the car runs like a champ, though it interior issues. Mainly the rear speakers. The previous owner had his own speakers and it looks like he ripped them out. I test some of my amp speakers but none of them...
  36. J

    First time amp and speaker install

    I just picked up a DUAL amp that can do 4/3 channels at 1200 watts max 600 rms. The rear parcel shelf in my sedan already had 2 6x8 4ohm aftermarket speakers(200max) in it when I bought it. I bought a pair of kenwood 6x9 4ohm speakers(300max) and i'm thinking of wiring 2 of each in series for...
  37. J

    Probably very easy, but I have no idea

    Okay so I just took out my 4 stock blown out speakers in the rear deck of my 1999 Buick century. Now I have two 6 x 9 kickers that can replace all four. The only problem I'm having is that there are two outputs in the speaker harness and I need it to just be one output. How can I change this. I...
  38. G

    Engine Noise

    We have had a loud noise that happens when the car/engine is cold for only about 10 seconds, and then goes away. I am not sure if the noise is coming from our speakers, or if it is actually a mechanical problem. It sounds like a loud engine vibration. We bought our car last year, and then...
  39. X

    Can someone please help me match an amp to speakers?

    Hey guys, My husband is a sound system junkie and long story short I'm trying to surprise him with new front and rear speakers for his '91 Honda Civic for Christmas. Unfortunately I know nothing about sound systems but I know there is math involved and that watts and ohms matter (I do listen...
  40. J

    Front left speaker crackles

    this is my first time here but couldn't find answers anywhere from other sites. I have a 2015 Nissan Versa note that I installed 4 speakers into. I then went to Darells car audio to have a 4 channel amp installed for the speakers and a subwoofer with a seperate amp for that. My front left...