January 14, 2008i recently put in some infinity speakers. and it sounds like the speaker is "loose," it rattles when there is heavy base. is there a way to elimante loose, like caulk and almost glue it to the door or is the woofer bad. im not to good at this sound stuff, just a fan of good sounds.
January 15, 2008Push in on the cone... If it feels like the coil is scrapping, the woofer is bad... If it moves freely in and out with out scrapping on anything, something else is rattling...
January 15, 2008It also could just be a matter of distortion from too much bass for the particular speaker. If these are Infinity door speakers, like a 5 1/4" or 6 1/2", they are good to go down to about 60-70hz. If you try to run them full range without some type of high pass filter to keep out those frequencies below 60hz, the speakers will still TRY to reproduce those low, low frequencies, even though they are not capable. This results in ugly sounding distortion.
January 15, 2008where the speakers new?
have you heard them before, did they sound OK ?
January 16, 2008they were new. they didnt make that sound at VERY first, but after a couple days it developed.
January 16, 2008are they door speakers or subwoofers. my subs are in a box and they started rattling a while back. i took the woofer out of the box and found a tool kit that the installers forgot to take out. it was rattling against the woofer. if they are in a box, make sure nothing else is in it
January 20, 2008Do you have some kind of high pass filter in place to keep out the very low frequencies I mentioned previously? What does the entire system consist of?
January 20, 2008Pioneer deck. 400 W rockford amp. no filters. no cap, not by my choice. and its only the one speaker that does it. and amazingly it is the driver door speaker. so, naturally, i wanna stab it with something everytime the radio is on.
January 21, 2008It is possible that something is loose on the door panel that could be vibrating when the system is on. If the "rattling" sound seems to be coming directly from the speaker you may just have a damaged speaker. It happens. You could troubleshoot by switching the driver's side speaker with the passenger side and see what happens. If the problem follows the speaker you have your answer.