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  • 09-09-2013, 10:28 PM
    aznbo187
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    were those rca's ones that JL provided or did you have them? You would figure that JL would of left more spacing between the RCA inputs so the rca's don't touch each other.
    They were RCA pigtails, so they weren't touching originally. However, I figured I'd wrap them together, which is what caused the issue. User error. =)
  • 08-30-2013, 09:12 AM
    Bill
    were those rca's ones that JL provided or did you have them? You would figure that JL would of left more spacing between the RCA inputs so the rca's don't touch each other.
  • 08-30-2013, 06:37 AM
    leonar40
    Ah yes, the cases of RCA cables must be the negatives, so you inadvertently tied the grounds of the speakers together. Good job troubleshooting, and glad to hear that the results turned out so good for you!
  • 08-29-2013, 03:30 PM
    aznbo187
    Figure out the problem.

    The RCA's that were attached to the rear channels, I wrapped the pair together to prevent any rattles. Apparently that caused the static as the two out casings of the RCA were metal. Duh.

    I can now enjoy awesome sound! Next up, sound deadening the doors and the hatch!
  • 08-28-2013, 09:28 PM
    leonar40
    before the subwoofer was installed, did you turn the stereo up to 30-40? sounds like the tweets are getting some distortion. Did the tweets come with any kind of crossover?
    This is the most likely answer. Especially since you said they are 8 ohm. The OEM head unit isn't pushing much power to begin with, and then you cut that by doubling the impedance of the speakers. Now that you have your sub you are probably turning things up louder than before without realizing it cause your system sounds better and you want to enjoy it. That's how mine was anyway. Question, if you turn down the treble (but not the volume) does that help?
  • 08-28-2013, 05:06 PM
    aznbo187
    Quote Originally Posted by TPete19 View Post
    Disconnect the remote wire from the new amp and see if the problem persists.
    Going to give that a shot. I tapped into the + of the cigarette lighter, which I figured would be safe.
  • 08-28-2013, 05:05 PM
    aznbo187
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    If you turn the system up till the tweets start breaking up and unplug the sub do the tweets still distort?
    Just by you install the amp on the rear outputs will have no affect on the speakers.

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    I unplugged the RCA's from the amp, and it still does it even without the sub playing. Kind of odd as I kinda expected it to go away without it.
  • 08-28-2013, 04:43 PM
    TPete19
    Disconnect the remote wire from the new amp and see if the problem persists.
  • 08-28-2013, 03:30 PM
    Bill
    If you turn the system up till the tweets start breaking up and unplug the sub do the tweets still distort?
    Just by you install the amp on the rear outputs will have no affect on the speakers.

    Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  • 08-28-2013, 03:21 PM
    aznbo187
    The tweeters had zero issues before the subwoofer was installed. They worked perfect. I'm almost certain it's not the tweeters, but the addition of the subwoofer that, A. I either missed something during the install, or B. It's addition to the factory system is having an effect on the tweeters.

    Also, it may not be only the tweeters, it could be all the speakers. It's just much more noticeable because of the frequencies the tweeters emit.
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