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Old 03-17-2015, 10:33 PM
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Blown speakers???

So when I bought the car, the front speakers were blown, and I don't quite think the rear ones it had were stock. We'll everything was fine and then I went to turn the HU on, and it did, but my channels had reset themselves and now I have no sound whatsoever. Not even a scratchy sound, no click, nothing. The antenna still works as well. I couldn't have shook a wire lose could I?
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Sounds like you lost power on the Battery Wire that holds your memory. That wire on most radios is also your primary source of power for your radio so if it is loose, then your radio could turn off at any time and you would also lose your presets. The same can happen if the ground for the radio is loose. You are probably going to have to pull the radio out to check those connections. If the PO used scotch locks or electrical tape, PLEASE for YOUR sake, replace them with butt connectors at the very least. And make sure they are the right size and have the appropriate amount of wire being crimped in there. It will make a WORLD of difference in sound and function of your radio.

You mentioned that your speakers are blown. Are you looking for replacements or was that just conversation/info?
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You mentioned that your speakers are blown. Are you looking for replacements or was that just conversation/info?
Do you have some available? Currently looking for front component speakers. I have 6x9 rears driven by a 50W
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Also have a 4 ch 30W that I would like to hook up to both front and rear speakers. Eliminate the 50W. Then eventually Alpine type-R 8" sub in the trunk.
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Do you have some available? Currently looking for front component speakers. I have 6x9 rears driven by a 50W
Sorry, no I don't, but I can say that you can find some new 4 Way 6.5" that will fit the front doors with just a little MOD for around $50. I got mine off Amazon

(Pioneer TS-A1685R 6-1/2" / 6-3/4" 4-Way TS Series Coaxial Car Speakers for $49 a pair)

but eBay may have some as well. I personally like Pioneer. That is what I have in the front doors and back dash of my 3G. Never disappointed me. Infinity Kappa Series are good too, but also quite a bit more pricey as well. Component speakers are nice but you have that crossover to worry about and then routing the tweeter wires up to the side mirror cover or wherever you want to mount it... Just fora little more high end. If that's your thing, by all means, But I prefer the simplicity of a good 3 or 4 way speaker.

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Also have a 4 ch 30W that I would like to hook up to both front and rear speakers. Eliminate the 50W. Then eventually Alpine type-R 8" sub in the trunk.
What brand and Model is that 30Wx4 amp? I'd like to know if that is rated at 30W RMS or 30W max... The brand is important because some brands overstate their performance and won't perform side-by-side with another 30W RMS amp. And, Most new mid level head units are around 22W RMS but that is at full volume and usually anything past 75% volume is distorted. If you want your system to sound GOOD... You need at least a 50W RMS per channel amp. You don't need Fosgate or Orion... A good Kenwood, Sony, or Pioneer amp will work awesome and will still be affordable.
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What brand and Model is that 30Wx4 amp? I'd like to know if that is rated at 30W RMS or 30W max...
Its a fosgate not real sure about the model although it is old as ****, im at work right now. But I just have the amp laying around so i figured it wouldn't hurt to put in in for basically $0 lol. And thats true about the routing of tweeter wires and crossover I didn't really think that the whole way through. HMMMMMM idk what ill end up doing... Might go for the challenge who knows, I still have time to think on it I have some other things i need to fix before i start to invest any money in aftermarket anything. I had 3 way 6.5's in my old car so im familiar with the sound quality.
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No need to post the model... That Fosgate should work nicely. Fosgate is good at being true to their word... When they claim 30W, you are getting at LEAST 30W. So with a good head unit and a good set of speakers in the door, Coaxial or Component, you should get good sound. And you should be able to find a set of mid-price-range speakers for $60 or less. I usually go to a Car audio place, see what each brand sounds like and run to my discount online store and buy them there...

When I adjust the gain on my amp, I usually set my radio to about 75%, then bring up the Amp gain until the volume is where I want it to be at Max, and make sure my Amp gain isn't above 75-80%. Amps have better amplifier chips in them than Head units as well as WAY better heat sinks to dissipate all that heat from boosting the signal. That's why you will always get better sound quality out of a 4 channel 30W Amp than you will from a 4 channel 30W Head unit.
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