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fading speakers

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by dunkhi, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Oct 28, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    dunkhi

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    alright so today i went to an audio shop (horrible time)

    i ended up with a sony xplod HU(i know its not great)

    and another amp pushing 600 watts for my 4 speakers.

    my sub is fine. but my 4 speakers are un even.

    theres are more highs coming from the back 2 speakers than the front 2 and makes me feel like im losing my hearing.

    the HU wont let me fade the sound. i can toggle but it doesnt have any affect on what is going on.

    anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Oct 28, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    Your biggest problem is the xplod lol
     
  3. Oct 28, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    yea.. but thats all i could work with at the time.

    the sub sounds great.

    is there anyway to fix that?
     
  4. Oct 28, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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  5. Oct 29, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    If there are seperate gain controls, then perhaps drop the levels coming from the rear channels. My opinion is to lose the rear speakers all together, after all, when do you ride in the back seat of your own truck. Just my thought though, as I am not a fan of rear fill.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    its not all about bass for me.

    i really like an equalized sound. more balanced. or my ears feel like their going to explode.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    do you have 4rca running into 2? i ask why that is.
    Also, check your cross over switches on the amp. make sure your cut off points are correct for the type and size speaker you are running. sounds like the gain or xover is set wrong. The sub will get a separate signal from the HU, regardless of the fade, if you have a separate preamp out on your HU. not familiar with that particular model without a pic.
    also make sure you + and - ends are not switched along the way, or u will be running out of phase and your sound will drop.

    good luck, check your grounds, gains, xovers, and wiring.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    ok ill check that out thanks.

    ya i didnt do any of this. i got all this stuff for cheap from some assholes and they just half assed the job.'


    before my sub sounded great. but was just interfering with some of the mid speakers.

    now the sub sounds alright(not hitting as low anymore, but cleaner)... and im getting no control over my speakers if that helps illuminate the prblem at all..

    thanks for all the tips guys
     
  10. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    I'm not taking about bass at all. I'm referring to rear fill, as in the sound coming from the rear speakers. It is easy for the rear speakers to affect the way the front stage appears. Typically it is much easier to setup a good front stage with two channels (L and R) without using the rear channels. The rear channels in your truck are playing the same signal as the front. This, for me, just causes some issues in setting up my fronts so that they sound the best to me.
     
  11. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    so i just went through the settings and checked the xovers and gains.

    the fronts are just not picking up the signal like the rears are. they are directly related to all the settings on the amp. so it has to be wiring. or a faulty amp.

    im going to take it back but the bad thing is these cuys are complete fucks. i have a bad feeling about this.
     
  12. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    I would say try reversing the front and back wires on amp.
     
  13. Oct 30, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    Is that your amp install job or theirs? HP or LP filter switch? Two channel to 4 channel switch? My JL Audio 300/4 can be switched to 2 or 4 channel.
     
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