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why are my speakers popping/crackling?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by mikeyp6679, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    mikeyp6679

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    I am getting a terrible popping/crackling sound coming from my front components when I turn the volume up. It does not do this when the volume is low. It sounds horrible. Im running my front components through an amp and the rears off of the HU. Possibly an issue with grounding? I have the amp grounded to a seat bolt. Im running RCAs alongside power but Id rather not start this debate. I inly have the gain turned up only 25%. Does anybody have any ideas???
     
  2. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    factory radio with a loc or aftermarket radio?
     
  3. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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  4. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    hmm... what model amp and speakers? Could be ground, double check it reclean it, needs nice clean metal I've seen rusty grounds in the past cause issues with amps..... Sounds more like possible issues with the speakers themselves, has this happened from day one, or just started after a amount of time?
     
  5. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    since day 1 which was like 3 days ago...Alpine MRP-F300 amp and polk db6501 components. I will investigate all speaker leads and grounds first tomorrow...
     
  6. Feb 19, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Anyone have any other ideas or suggestions? I have checked all leads and ground at seat bolt. Voltage there is 12.10v. I tried different RCAs too..no difference. Im pulling my hair outover this. Speakers sound like crap...only happens when the volume is turned up.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    Sure you're not just overdriving them? Set your crossover to 40hz (HP)on the amp and see if it still does it.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    Yes im an idiot and had the tweeter and woofer connections switched. Its all good now. What is ideal for the HP on the amp?
     
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