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Old 03-10-2004, 05:05 PM   #21
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Glad to hear you figured that power problem out! There'* nothing more frustrating, because you can't really get professional help (best buy, etc.) without paying, usually, and it'* a pain in the A$$ if you don't live nearby.

As far as your right speaker goes....it'* sorta funny that it'* still distorting. I know this is pretty obvious, but check your R - L balance to make sure it'* set correctly (50-50). When power is all messed up to your receiver, sometimes you get wierd settings stored into your memory.

I noticed you have a sony, too, and I don't know the exact specs on that model, but if it has MBP (my best position crap) check to make sure that it'* off. it has 3 settings in which it makes the sound "supposedly" sound better for the driver or passenger, by changing speaker volumes (balance).

If all that looks good, check to see exactly what type of distortion you're getting. Is it from rattle within the door, or loosely mounted speaker? Is it the speaker itself, or does it sorta sound like it'* a wiring/receiver power issue?

If you keep having that problem, let me know.
Everything is set at default, except for treble and bass. I don't like how MBP sounds, so that is always off. The distortion from the speaker is definitely not from bottoming out, or from it being too loose. It'* electronic "pop" distortion. I came up with the theory of the crossovers maybe being bad. The distortion occurs at certain levels of bass, and it also seems like the speaker is trying to reproduce bass it shouldn't (because i can hear it bottom out on sounds I shouldn't hear). My friend (Paradoxish in this thread) suggested we try some Boston Acoustics he has sitting around with the crossover box from the Quarts, and see how that goes. We'll probably do that within the next few days, i'll post with the results.
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It'* always best to try different speakers, however I didn't know if that was convenient for you or not. I know I hate taking that door panel off, and taking the dash peice off to mess with the radio. However, it'* the best way to find out exactly what'* at fault.
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It'* always best to try different speakers, however I didn't know if that was convenient for you or not. I know I hate taking that door panel off, and taking the dash peice off to mess with the radio. However, it'* the best way to find out exactly what'* at fault.
Yeah, my doors have been annihilated in the process. The plastic piece around the power window controller is held together with duct tape until i can get another clip for it, my lock / window control section is now held down with duct tape until i'm finally done with the door and can glue it, a renegade screw won't screw into the door (front, inner most part on the bottom), and the vinyl ripped up top. The right door didn't suffer nearly as bad a fate. We'll be working on fixing that stuff within the coming weeks, along with some other interior problems (piece broke off left part of dashboard, and I broke the left plastic thingy on the steering wheel... don't ask).

Edit : Oh, and something happened to the locking piece on the glove box, so it too is held up by tape.
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Is the amplifier you bought powering the speakers that are distorting? If so, have you adjusted the 'gain control' (sometimes called 'level control') on the amplifier? Sounds like its turned all the way up. Adjust it until its about 90% of the way up and you should be fine.
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