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Weird "ringing" in my Kicker tweeters ...

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by HalfEmpty, Feb 13, 2020 at 2:41 PM.

  1. Feb 13, 2020 at 2:41 PM
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    I just competed an install of Kicker components in the front (46CSS694) and coaxials in the rear (46CSC674) of my 2019 TRD Off-Road double-cab ... I used the tweeter harness from ********* (only place I could find it, oddly), and all worked well and the sound quality is GREATLY improved. But, I have a continual ringing coming from the driver's side tweeter. Music will drown it out, but talk radio doesn't mask it. Anyone else have such a problem? Could it be a bad crimped connection or possibly a bad crossover? It only seems to be coming from that one speaker. I'm thinking about taking the crossovers out and installing the Subaru tweeter upgrade if I can't figure it out. Thanks.
     
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    No. Something not right. I did Subaru tweeter upgrade and totally worth the $99
     
  3. Feb 14, 2020 at 5:57 AM
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    Yeah ... it's even weirder than I describe ... ringing present even with the head unit off. It's got to be either the speaker itself or more likely the crossover. The passenger side works perfectly.
    Thanks - I might go the Subaru route if I can't get satisfaction from Kicker's warranty department.
     
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    That is odd. I did the Subaru tweeters which were 100 on Amazon and plug and play and the Kicker DS 6x9 and 6 1/2 for rear. I am not going to be powering them with an amp just head unit so these will do well with lower rms ratings and it has a high sensitivity which means it creates power more easily.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    Just ordered the Subaru tweeters ... not going to mess around with all of the different adapters and splices anymore. I'm certain the Subaru tweeters sound a lot better than the paper tweeters that came stock ... wish they had a built in bass-blocker, tho. I look forward to getting them an putting them in ... and for the ringing to stop!

    Thanks again!
     
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    It looked like there was some sort of crossover or something built on to it if I remember correctly
     
  7. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    That'd be good, but I doubt it. Haven't found anyone that says it has an in-line crossover. Anything is better than ringing!
     
  8. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:49 PM
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    The Subaru tweeter does have a small built-in crossover capacitor (mostly covered with a blob of black goop).
     
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  9. Feb 16, 2020 at 2:27 PM
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    Good to know - thanks. Should get them by Wednesday.
     
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