Question about Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

Sub woofer 15 inch

My sub woofers have been standing for a while, and is now making a scratching noice. What can I do to repair this?

Posted by on

  • Jim Bay May 11, 2010

    Can you move the cone straight in and out (carefully) by hand? If so do you feel it grinding or does it feel relatively friction free?

    If you feel a lot of grinding and friction when genly pressing in the cone and cannot clear the obstruction you may need to rebuild the speaker. There are many web sites around that are selling kits to do just this sort of repair.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 18 Answers

Dont want it to grid that is bad." need a rebuld!" did you know that a speaker can turn by warping over timemaking the sub grind as it goes up and down.Should repair it asap, before it gets to a point where you have to just part with it because it is not fixable

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need a wiring diagram from car stereo to 2 x 6 " x 9 " and a sub woofer please


You can connect the two 6x9 speakers to the two individual left and right outputs of the car stereo.
Connect each of the left and right channel with the correct polarity . Now the Sub-woofer requires an amplifier to be connected separately and so you need to use the car stereo to be linked to a sub woofer amp which powers the sub woofer.

Mar 26, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

Tip

Box specs and airspace for 8 inch subwoofers


<span>Regardless of your wattage rating on your sub woofer, sub woofers</span> differ in only one way. You get an "Open Air" and a "Closed air" <span>Sub woofer</span>, That being said, you'll have to check on your magnet which one you have, to make the boxes for that particular sub woofer. If it is an "Open air" <span>Sub woofer</span>, you should see a hole with "wire mesh" or "metal grid" in the center, at the back of the magnet. If it is a "Closed air", the magnet will be solid with no hole whatsoever.<br /><br />If it is a "Open air" sub, your boxes should always be sealed with silicone sealant, and no ports are to be cut in your box.<br /><br />Regarding the "Closed air" <span>sub woofers</span>, you should have 2 ports cot in the corners of the boxes just below your sub on the face of the box, and the port sizes should be around 50mm in diameter. Get yourself some 50mm PVC drain piping to use as ports. Firstlycut yourself a 100mm piece and insert flush with the front of the box. Test your sound. then try a 150mm piecs and test again. You should start with a 100mm long piece in the one box and add 50mm increments to "tune" the port up to 250mm, depending on the frequency of bass you require. Carry on testing the sound on each increment until you find the sound you want, Then silicone the port to the box for permanent fixing.<br /><br />On a 15 inch <span>Sub woofer</span> ranging between 80Hz and 100Hz, the ample box size required should be a box of 9 inches high, x 9 inches wide, x 9 inches deep. Or 400mm high, x 400mm wide, x 400mm deep. <br />Enjoy! <br />

on May 29, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

Tip

Box specs and airpsace for 12 inch subwoofers


<span>Regardless of your wattage rating on your sub woofer, sub woofers</span> differ in only one way. You get an "Open Air" and a "Closed air" <span>Sub woofer</span>, That being said, you'll have to check on your magnet which one you have, to make the boxes for that particular sub woofer. If it is an "Open air" <span>Sub woofer</span>, you should see a hole with "wire mesh" or "metal grid" in the center, at the back of the magnet. If it is a "Closed air", the magnet will be solid with no hole whatsoever.<br /><br />If it is a "Open air" sub, your boxes should always be sealed with silicone sealant, and no ports are to be cut in your box.<br /><br />Regarding the "Closed air" <span>sub woofers</span>, you should have 2 ports cot in the corners of the boxes just below your sub on the face of the box, and the port sizes should be around 50mm in diameter. Get yourself some 50mm PVC drain piping to use as ports. Firstlycut yourself a 100mm piece and insert flush with the front of the box. Test your sound. then try a 150mm piecs and test again. You should start with a 100mm long piece in the one box and add 50mm increments to "tune" the port up to 250mm, depending on the frequency of bass you require. Carry on testing the sound on each increment until you find the sound you want, Then silicone the port to the box for permanent fixing.<br /><br />On a 15 inch <span>Sub woofer</span> ranging between 80Hz and 100Hz, the ample box size required should be around 27 liters, meaning that you will end up with a box of 13 inches high, x 13 inches wide, x 13 inches deep. Or 400mm high, x 400mm wide, x 400mm deep. <br />Enjoy! <br />

on May 29, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

I have a rockford fosgate 1001d and 2 audiopipe dvc 12s need 2 know how wire speakers


Check to determine if your sub woofers are DVC 4OHM or DVC 2OHM SOLUTION 1 If your sub woofers are DVC 4OHM then, from the positive (+) of the amplifier run your cable to the positive terminal of voice coil 1 on sub woofer 1 then continue to connect all the positive voice coils together on both sub woofers. Do the same for the negative from amplifier to all the negative voice coils of both the sub woofers. RECAP: all positives together on the positives and all the negatives together on the negatives. This will give you a 1 OHM load to the amplifier making it deliver all its power but will also run hot. So if you are living in a hot climate take care. SOLUTION 2: Connect the negative on voice coil 1 to the positive of voice coil 2 on sub woofer 1 Do the same for subwoofer 2 now you should have a free negative and a free positive on each of the sub woofers. connect the free positives together and follow through to the positive on the amplifier. do the same for the free negatives sending them to the amplifiers negative. This will give you a 4 OHM load to the amplifier. Not full power in this mode but the most stable working condition for your amplifier. SOLUTION 3 If your sub woofers are DVC 2 OHM then you only have one reasonable wiring solution. Connect like solution 2. This time because of the DVC 2 OHM sub woofers you would have a 2 OHM load to the amplifier. This is also a stable load for the amplifier and does not generate to much heat and still deliver over 50% to 70% of the amplifiers power. good luck and drop me a line if you still have doubts. dreamsystems

Feb 10, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

15PLB76 15 Inch 800 Watt Woofer Car Speaker: what subs will be good to fit in my gmc sierra sin...


single shallow with a sealed box it would sound great!! no air tombs they **** thats called ported they really ****

May 17, 2010 | Audio Pro 15PLB76 15 Inch 800 Watt Woofer...

Tip

Box size and airspace for 10 inch subwoofers


<span>Regardless of your wattage rating on your sub woofer, sub woofers</span> differ in only one way. You get an "Open Air" and a "Closed air" <span>Sub woofer</span>, That being said, you'll have to check on your magnet which one you have, to make the boxes for that particular sub woofer. If it is an "Open air" <span>Sub woofer</span>, you should see a hole with "wire mesh" or "metal grid" in the center, at the back of the magnet. If it is a "Closed air", the magnet will be solid with no hole whatsoever.<br /><br />If it is a "Open air" sub, your boxes should always be sealed with silicone sealant, and no ports are to be cut in your box.<br /><br />Regarding the "Closed air" <span>sub woofers</span>, you should have 2 ports cot in the corners of the boxes just below your sub on the face of the box, and the port sizes should be around 50mm in diameter. Get yourself some 50mm PVC drain piping to use as ports. Firstlycut yourself a 100mm piece and insert flush with the front of the box. Test your sound. then try a 150mm piecs and test again. You should start with a 100mm long piece in the one box and add 50mm increments to "tune" the port up to 250mm, depending on the frequency of bass you require. Carry on testing the sound on each increment until you find the sound you want, Then silicone the port to the box for permanent fixing.<br /><br />On a 10 inch <span>Sub woofer</span> ranging between 80Hz and 100Hz, the ample box size required should be around 26 liters, meaning that you will end up with a box of 11 inches high, x 11 inches wide, x 11 inches deep. <br />Enjoy! <br />

on May 29, 2011 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

I have a circle 15'' sub woofer and i need the dimensions of the hole to cut


Draw a pattern of the sub on the box then take 5/8 of an inch off the inside,that should let it slide in easy.

Oct 26, 2009 | Car Speakers & Subwoofers

1 Answer

Size speakers fit my car


4 nch in the front and 6 1/2 rear i believe 8in free air sub you can use a 10in sub with little modification.. this answer was taken from a lexus owners forum, another answer said 4inch in front and the rear, but both say 8 inch sub.

Mar 15, 2009 | Audio Pro 15PLB76 15 Inch 800 Watt Woofer...

1 Answer

Woofer making horrible noise! HELP!


Think as an expert... Probably from my experience repairing woofers etc... the cone (1) or the spider (2) isn't well glued onto the woofer skeleton(or both???) The woofer cone must be absolutely centered or else you will get those clicks in low frequencies(you also get them in higher frequencies but you can't hear them!) I must say that it is very difficult to repair a woofer by your own. I suggest to return it back where you bought it and take another one (i suppose that you have a guarantee ha?).

Aug 10, 2007 | Alpine SWR-1542D Car Subwoofer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Car Speakers & Subwoofers Logo

Related Topics:

98 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Car Speakers & Subwoofers Experts

xxxxxx xxx

Level 3 Expert

4706 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Car Speaker and Subwoofer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...