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New speakers in 3rd gen - capacitor on tweeters? Speakers ok?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 05 4x4, Apr 14, 2022.

  1. Apr 14, 2022 at 12:06 AM
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    05 4x4

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    I have a 3rd gen non jbl stock audio system.

    I purchased Kicker 47KSC2704 tweeters and soldered the tweeter harness to the adaptor harness, without any capacitor. Update, I did notice that on the adaptor harness I bought, two wires were jumped in the connector.

    Question 1 - Will these tweeters require a capacitor? Will I hurt it if I run them tomorrow without one?

    I also got the Kicker 47KSC69304 6x9 speakers for the front doors. I soldered the adaptor harness to the factory speaker harness, after the ?crossover? (It’s shrink wrapped and I think that’s what it is).

    I just put the crossover on the door metal with double stick tape.

    Question 2 - the speakers say to make sure the source unit or amp is 4ohm. Is mine? Will it cause harm if I run it like this? (I have no amp).

    question 3 - I only finished both tweeters and one door speaker. Will it cause any harm to run it like this in the morning?

    As you can tell, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing with car audio. Any help would be appreciated!!!! Thanks!
     
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  2. Apr 14, 2022 at 8:39 AM
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    STOP!

    Your 47KSC2704 speakers absolutely need the capacitor. Add it to the + line. It is not directional, you cannot install it backwards. Personally, I think the Kicker supplied capacitor rolls off too low. I think that these capacitors are a better fit with those speakers. Either way, you will blow the speakers if you don't add the capacitors.

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_007BB600/Crutchfield-Bass-Blockers-600-Hz-cut-off.html

    The factory head unit is 4 ohms. You are good there.
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2022 at 9:53 AM
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    OK thank you. All I did was test it at a relatively low setting without any major music. Do you think it is still OK?
     
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  4. Apr 14, 2022 at 12:45 PM
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    Ok so this is what I have. All good? No need to worry about that capacitor and plastic assembly on the stock tweeters?

    thanks gents!

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  5. Apr 14, 2022 at 1:17 PM
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    Very likely that everything is fine. You would have to have it turned up to blow the speaker.
     
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  7. Apr 14, 2022 at 7:39 PM
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    looks good
     
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  9. Apr 15, 2022 at 5:47 AM
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    thanks! Never installed speakers before and thought they were going to be plug and play with the harnesses crutch field included....:rofl:

    got it all done yesterday and the sound is much better than stock. Stock wasn’t crisp at all and lacked any and all bass. Now I can actually hear the lyrics and there’s a tiny bit of bass. I’m very happy. I’ll look into an amp in the future.
     
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