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Speakers crackling at high volume

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tacoapw, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    tacoapw

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    Just got a 2011 tacoma access cab and noticed that the speakers crack and sound like crap at high volume. Wondered if anyone could tell me why, and how maybe to fix it?


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    Turn the volume down.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Does it do it on all audio sources or just one? Ie, ipod, radio, cd.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    I'm guessing his source might be clipping, I know my phone and A LOT of mobile devices do it. I have to turn my phone down two notches otherwise.


    Also, what is your bass set to? If you're cranking it up on a stock stereo, it should be close to 0
     
  5. Aug 27, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    honestly, the stock speakers are great for medium volume listening, but if you want true clear high volume performance you need to change them out and add a processor and an amp (if you are going to keep the stock h.u. if not just an amp).
     
  6. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    it does it on all audio sources
     
  7. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    YEAH i have the same problem with my 2011 tacoma chalk it up to shitty ass speakers from the factory hell I still crank my bass to 5 and my volume to max I'll fry those pieces of shat then I'm gonna build a glass shattering system!!!
     
  8. Aug 28, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    crackling shouldn't really be because of shitty speakers...unless you blew them, it probably the amp section of the head unit. Set all your audio settings to 0, bass treble, etc. Put it at 2/3'rds volume. It shouldn't crackle.

    Probably time for a new head unit. Unless you can attribute it to a single speaker. Also, do you have a base model stereo? Might be worth checking connections on the back side. If you have a JBL stereo, we can investigate that a little differently.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    When it happens all speaker values are set to 0, and none of the speakers are blown
     
  10. Aug 28, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    try fading it front and back, see if it occurs with all the speakers.
    I have maxed out the volume on my stock headunit, and have never had that problem. As a couple posters mentioned, once you are above 40 the bass does not go any higher, but the treble will still increase.

    If you are in the 30s on the volume knob and get this sound take it to
    the dealership.
     
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