Today I installed (4) after market Kicker 6x8's in a 2000 Ford Ranger. I also purchase after market wire harnesses so I did not have to do any wire stripping, crimping, or splicing. I literally took off all the panels, unscrewed the speakers plugged the + and - on the speaker terminals, and clipped the harnesses together. Simple, right?
Far from. They keep cutting out. I am pretty sure the problem lies within the passenger front door. If I use the back of my fist and lightly hit it, they all turn on. I have taken the speaker out 3 times, flipped it the other way, and checked for any metal grounding.
At this point, I am at a total lost. This was the easiest and most professional install I have ever done and still ended up with a problem. Any thoughts, suggestions, and/or ideas would be much appreciated!
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6 subs on one 'super' system which needs to be 4 ohm, how are the build, push pull closed or easy a large box with huge ports and you've calculated with a standard program the freq response etc.
Or did just bought it and then started thinking?
Hey Any chance you have the Acoustimass 15 II or III? The first Acoustimass 15 has a switch. The II and II models turn off and on when it receives a signal from the source you are using. Amplifier, ect. All you need to do is make sure everything hooked up correctly and plug it in.
I suppose you could, but you are talking about a driver (speaker) that was not designed for that cabinet size and amplifier used in the Kenwood, There are differences in speaker design besides power rating and impedance.
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Are you saying you want to know if 8-ohm speakers will work with a components spec'd for 6-ohms? Yes. There is never a problem with having a higher impedance than specified. Drastically lower impedances MAY cause problems.
More information is required to start solving your problem. (ie. your make and model of "1500W amp", the voicecoil configuration of the kicker and Audiobahn 15's, and why you want to encorprate 2 crossovers in your system)
Seems as If you have a system without a plan.
More info necessary to give you the best use of your components.
HEY COWBOY, I ALSO JUST PURCHASED A SET OF THESE TODAY FROM A D.I. STORE IN SALT LAKE (JUST LIKE GOODWILL BUT MANY TIMES BETTER) I TOO NEEDED THE CABLES AND FOUND THEM ON EBAY. HERE IS THE ITEM DESCRIPTION MAKE SURE TO ENTER IT INTO THE SEARCH BOX EXACTLY LIKE I AM GIVING IT AND IT WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TOO THE ITEM.HERE IT IS....Sony #177553111 SAVA SA-VA 1 27 29 55 57 59 SPKR CABLE IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM PLEASE EMAIL ME. i also bought the cable it was i believe 24.95 and 7.95 shipping i think. i used to own this set and they are a very nice tower speaker and sound very good i was fortunate to get mine today for 15.00 minus the center and rears. later jim
I recently had a similar problem. In my case the left speaker had no sound. Finally traced the problem to a broken wire inside the control pod plug, which I destroyed by dissecting it. For those who have the experience, or know someone who does, purchase a new plug, which a Mini DIN 8 pin (RS-422 standard). It should be available at any good electronic parts store. Solder new plug on to cable, which requires a fine electronic soldering iron and a fair bit of skill (the wires are very fine).
Look at the plug (from the rear); you will see it comprises a top row of 3 pins equaly spaced; a middle row of 3 pins (there is room for 4 pins but one pin is missing just left of centre); a bottom row of 2 pins. I numbered these as follows:
8 o 7 o 6 o
5 o 4 o 3 o
2 o 1 o
The wire from the controller comprises 8 coloured cores and a bare core. The wiring of the eight cores are as follows:
DIN CORE PCB
pin 8 - brown 8
pin 7 - red 7
pin 6 - orange 6
pin 5 - yellow 5
pin 4 - green 4
pin 3 - blue 3
pin 2 - white 2
pin 1 - black 9
body clamp - bare wire - G
In case your coloured cores vary from mine I have also listed the pin each one goes to on the printed circuit board plug, which will let you identify the colours.