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Old 06-04-2003, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default Custom/Factory Audio Setup....

Hey All

I need a hand from the audiophile-type experts out there...

I have a '93 SSEi, with the factory AM/FM cassette player, currently running an RF-modulated Pioneer 6 disc CD changer (trunk-mounted) through it. My problem is:

When I have the radio operating, the sound is fine, quite nice in fact, but when I have the CD changer running, and the stereo at volume (there is a noticeable volume drop between the radio and the CD changer), it sounds like I'm losing my upper and high ranges, and the highs sound rather muffled, almost like they're coming through a towel. Also, a strong mid sounds rather distorted. I have previoulsy used the changer (6 disc Pioneer) in my *-15 Jimmy (with GM fact coaxial speakers swapped in), and a similar changer (12 disc pioneer) in my 1990 Turbo GP, and the sound was/is fantastic in those vehicles, so I don't think it'* the unit itself.

Could it be that the tweeters in the door panels of the car are shot? Are they separate pieces, or are they integrated into a coaxial unit with the 5" door speakers? I've also been considering leaving the Gain slide on the dash disconnected, as I don't need THAT MUCH bass !!! However, that may change if it turns out that my highs source is dysfunctional / blown / whatever. Some directional help here would be most appreciated !!!!

Thanks !!!

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Is there a gain control on the RF modulator?
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Yeah it sounds like the gain output on the changer is turned down low... If you have a gain on it at all if not you may have to get it fixed.....
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gain definately makes a difference cuz if it is too low it will start sounding distorted like that
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