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wiring new speakers

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 4421.frank, May 26, 2010.

  1. May 26, 2010 at 2:31 AM
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    4421.frank

    4421.frank [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have some brand new pioneer speakers for the doors of my first gen to be installed. The directions call for soldering the wires is this absolutely necessary or can they just be crimped together?
     
  2. May 26, 2010 at 3:29 AM
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    I crimped plugs on and have had no problems now for 6+ years.
     
  3. May 26, 2010 at 3:29 AM
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    I don't see that as an absolute necessity, the wires behind my HU are crimped.

    On the other hand, soldering would give you the best electrical connection which would probably produce slightly better sound.
     
  4. May 26, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    that's the best argument I have heard, I guess I'll wait around for soldering gun for this one.
     
  5. May 26, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    Car stereo places don't even solder wires. While soldering would give you the best electrical connection as Leadgolem said, but I highly doubt most people would be able to hear the difference.
     
  6. May 27, 2010 at 11:23 PM
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    nasty dent on driver's side bed panel, shabby seats, cigarette burned interior roof, missing berf bar pad, cracked rain visor, removed hood scoop, unmentionable stain on back bench?
    A car audio enthusiast I am working with right now just said the same thing today.

    On another note because thursdays are half days I decided to pull off the door panel and such. Very easy. Examined the speakers and took notice of the connections to both the stock and the new kenwoods I bought. I will have to do some minmal trimming on some of the plastic that the speaker is screwed to but other than that should be ready to go tomorrow. I will stop by a hardware and car parts store see about a soldering iron but more than likely will go with some more crimped conections wrapped in electrical tape.

    Thanks to all.

    p.s. it's like a new truck having a new stereo in it.:D
     
  7. May 29, 2010 at 2:41 AM
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    got her all done before work this evening. Everything sounds great! I am digging this new stereo and speaker combo. Install of the speakers went well a little trimming of the factory speaker baffle had to be done but, turned out fine enough. In the end I soldered the connections, I figured"what the hell". But, man does it sound great! I already emailed crutchfield about getting some more speakers for the rear doors.

    MY MUSIC IS NO LONGER DEAD, IT LIVES ON!

    p.s. r.i.p. Ronnies james Dio, and Peter Steele
     
  8. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    I do A LOT of soldering, and while, if you get it right it's a great connection, there is a very good chance you'll get it wrong. Cold solder joints are pretty common for casual solders. I do Mil Spec radio work and the first week I worked at the company, every piece I did came back from QC! But it made me a good solderer. Oh, and by the way, I still use crimp on connectors. Much easier than melting something or burning yourself.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    guess i am kind of late on this one, but just my 2 cents. When it comes to car audio soldering vs crimp i would say crimp. you wouldn't be able to hear the difference between the two.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    That depends on your crimper 357Sig. If you use a good one that makes a dimple your crimps will be solid. I have extensive experience with "factory" crimping gone bad though so don't take it for granted that a crimp is a crimp is a crimp. Use something like this:

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