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CollapsedNut
03-18-2011, 01:07 AM
Put my tweeters in tonight. Hooked up my radio just to see how they would sound. They have like NO sound, even on max volume... Very faint. I checked all the connections, I soldered them covered with heat shrink, all is fine. I figured maybe I had polarity reversed, but I dont. Bad tweeters? Just took the radio out of my lancer and it worked fine there so I dont think its the radios fault. Ideas?

Heres what they are. http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_13131_Power-Acoustik-NB.2.html

CollapsedNut
03-18-2011, 01:28 AM
Could it be the built in crossover in them? I just went and hooked them straight to the HU to take wiring out of the factor, same thing.
I guess tomorrow Ill hook up a regular speaker and see if it has sound. Thats the only way I can think of to narrow this down.

The Captain
03-18-2011, 04:05 AM
At 97db they should ring like hell.

CollapsedNut
03-18-2011, 02:46 PM
So its not just the tweeters, hooked up a componet and it did the same. Fuck me, Ive broken my HU.

CollapsedNut
03-18-2011, 06:14 PM
Fucking fuck fuck fuck. Ima play with it more tonight. I really hope it isnt broken.

Car_Barn_Bandit
03-18-2011, 06:20 PM
Fuse? Ground?

CollapsedNut
03-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Unit has power and does send some sound. Its very low even at max volume. Ima take all the wires back out and start testing after work. I tested my B+ and constant and ground while installing and they were good.
I guess if it comes down to it I could use the amp outputs and just run speakers off an amp, I really dont wanna buy another $400 radio

Galcobar
03-18-2011, 07:09 PM
Shot in the dark, but does the headunit think it's sending to an amp?

CollapsedNut
03-18-2011, 07:19 PM
I dont think it has any settings for that but Ill check. Worth a shot.

Hookecho
03-18-2011, 07:34 PM
So you have no sound out of all channels?

CollapsedNut
03-18-2011, 07:38 PM
I have some sound out of all channels.

CollapsedNut
03-19-2011, 04:29 AM
Well... I got it fixed. Very scary but I did it. Tweeters work now, but I think they need an amp, I can tell even my modest cheapo sub is gonna drowned them out.

Galcobar
03-19-2011, 07:29 AM
So what was wrong?

CollapsedNut
03-20-2011, 08:59 PM
When I unpluged to HU from its pigtail, I f'ed up the connections to the board inside cause it didnt wanna come loose, had to pull real hard.
Took it apart and resoldered them.