Question about Alpine SPX-17 PRO Car Component System

Open Question

Rattling from my speaker

I have a pair of alpine spx-17pro's in my front door panels, being fed 100 watts RMS from my Alpine PDX-4.100 amp. Just recently I noticed a rattling sound coming from my speakers... so I opened up the panel and look closer and found that around the center cone of the speaker there is a black plastic ring: kind of like on the border of the woofer and the cone. And when the sound is really kicking the plastic ring vibrates against the cone causing the rattling. Now I don't know why this is happening as I never noticed it before. Is it a blown speaker or might it be vibrations from the sub I have in the car? I talked to an audio guy and he said i might have gained the amp that was feeding them improperly therefor blowing my speakers, but I checked the gains and they are all stock gained (nominal). Thank you a head of time for all the great advice, Terrence

Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • tcronin878 May 25, 2009

    What does the capacitor do and how do i install one. I am sorry for the noob question but this was my first install.

    Thank you againf or your quick reply.


  • tcronin878 May 25, 2009

    OK I will try that, but u never explianed what purpose does the 10uf capacitor server? Does it store energy the way a bigger capacitor does (I have one in my trunk), or is it similar to a High Pass Filter limiting the frequency that is sent to the speaker?

    I do have a high pass filter on the amp and it is activated... I think its at 80 hrz or something like that I can get back to you.

    Also could you diagnose my problem so i know exactly what is wrong with the speaker/wiring? I am sorry about all the questions, but i need to know whats wrong so I am better educated on the issue.

    Thanks so much,

    Terrence


  • tcronin878 May 25, 2009

    ok thanks. Ill hit you back when i get the time to test it out.

  • tcronin878 May 25, 2009

    any suggestions on the type of capacitor... some are rather expensive and others are dirt cheap. Good night and thank you again!

  • tcronin878 May 29, 2009

    Ok so I tried connecting a 10uf 50 Volt cap and I got no sound out of my speakers. I am worried i am too much of a noob to install a simple cap. I did as follows:

    Cut the positive wire from the left speaker, stripped both sides, coiled one end of the cap wire with one end of the positive speaker wire and did the same with the other. I then used electric tape to tape the whole thing together. I repeated this process for the negative wire of the right speaker.

    I got no sound. is there anything im doing wrong?

  • tcronin878 May 29, 2009

    i put the wiring back now and teh speaker works. Just dont know if im setting up the cap wrong.

  • tcronin878 May 29, 2009

    Beside the amp in the rear of the car.

×

Ad

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 83 Answers

SOURCE: alpine amp and subs questions

it will depend on how you use the 2 alpine subs,, do you know what there individual impedance is [ ohms ] and how you intend on wiring them,,,in series, in parallel, in any case you must maintain the min load in order to load the amplifier properly,,,otherwise the amplifier will operate improperly and allow DC [ direct current ] to pass and fry your subs...so what I really need is more in formation

Posted on Jul 16, 2007

Ad
Shuttle83
  • 1139 Answers

SOURCE: Blown fuses

This is a sign the you have poor voltage regulation. Which may mean that you are taxing the electrical system of your vehicle. I would suggest you adding a secondary electrical supply for you audio system. This can be done by adding an extra alternator and voltage regulator and battery supply. This will allow you to drive your audio system without having it (power supply) split between the vehicle and the audio system. The fact is your system is drawing to much current for the unit and your vehicle. You are blowing the 20-amp fuses which means the the amp is creating a currnet draw which is past the rated value of the fuses, which if done too many times could damage the power amp components in the unit. I would also check the ohmage reating on the speakers connect to the unit since you may have the wrong impedance which may also cause excessive current draw and actuate some sort of overcurrent protection.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

rteemon
  • 578 Answers

SOURCE: Alpine PDX 1.1000 low power output - sub not loud

system not configurate properly go to a pro and let them do for you you have good equipment just need to put together rite.for wht you have you can get better sound than that,,good luck

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • 97 Answers

SOURCE: Hello i just recently bought alpine speakers for my eclipse 2003

mostly because the subs in the back are probley using more amps than the ones in the front in the front should be used mostly for vocals and your bass in the trun so maybe trying to unhook the ones in the front from the sub and just leave then hooked up to the cd player where you can hear the vocals really good and leave your subs in the back hooked up to the amp

Posted on Jul 28, 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 have this subwoofer eclipse 800 watts peak, 8 ohms , and i would like to know if the alpine pdx m6 can deliver 600 watts rms at 8 ohms too, o just at 4 o 2 ohms, i will appreciate your help.


No. It is optimized to deliver 600 watts onto either 4 or 2 ohm loads but will decrease to 300 watts into 8 ohms. However that equates to only about a 3dB difference in output level from the sub. 3dB is the smallest amount of volume difference the human ear can pick up. A doubling of volume requires a9dB increase which requires a tripling of input power.

Aug 09, 2016 | Alpine Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

What amp would be better to use with what speakers/sub? I have a KAC-7202 kenwood 920W maximum power (150wX2 RMS, 4ohms) (230wX2 RMS 2ohms) and then the other amp I have is a Alpine MRP-M500 mono power...


I'm using that Alpine right now for 2-12" subs and I have compared it to 6 or 7 other amps this month and most were 4 channel 150Watt/Channel Bridged to 300Watts x 2 and found the Alpine to be superior in both sound quality and loudness. The Alpine has also not turned off even with full volume for hours at a time, Very solid amp I was very surprised due to it's size!

Apr 04, 2013 | Kenwood Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

What amplifier should I get?!


planet audio vrx-600.5 it runs 100watts rms to all four corners and will give you 300 wats rms to a 2 ohm sub all day long.

Jan 27, 2010 | Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

I have 2 6x9 speakers up front 4 6 1/2 3-ways


Hello rjmiller4039,

Although amps with 5 channels are pretty rare, you can get one. Alpine, Boston Acoustics, Infinity, JL audio, MTX, and Polk all have 5-channels ranging in price from around $350 up to around $1,000. The Alpine PDX-5 will output 75X4 watts RMS for the front and rear stereo channels and 300 watts to the mono sub channel. It is priced at $599.99 at Crutchfield.

Hope this helps.


Sep 18, 2009 | Jl Audio 500/1 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

Alpine pdx 1.000 keeps cutting out


You are going to want to make sure all your power wires and grounds are 4 gauge as well as the wire leads to and from the capacitor-4 gauge also. make sure you have a very good ground - the power wire from the battery should hit a distribution block-from the dist. block a 4 gauge should go to the capacitor another 4 gauge to the mono amp and another to the 4 channel amp -every component should have a good solid ground even if you have to bust out a grinder and a drill and some self tapping sheet metal screws and go nuts on it- see if that helps you

May 26, 2009 | Alpine PDX-1.600 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

When the bass cut on the speakers cut off


220 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (400 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
the amplifier may be over-driven. are there red protection lights coming on the front panel? Or a loose wire - power, ground, or speaker.

Dec 18, 2008 | Alpine MRP-M450 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

My subwoofer stops when volume is increased


have u check the radio out do u have an eq

May 19, 2008 | Kicker CVR12 Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

Alpine PDX-4.100 3ch operation


use channel 1 and 2 as normal, use the positive from channel 3 and the negative for channel 4 as mono 1ch, your bridged output on the mono chan should be around 200watts at 4ohms.

Nov 25, 2007 | Alpine PDX-4.100 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

Alpine amp and subs questions


it will depend on how you use the 2 alpine subs,, do you know what there individual impedance is [ ohms ] and how you intend on wiring them,,,in series, in parallel, in any case you must maintain the min load in order to load the amplifier properly,,,otherwise the amplifier will operate improperly and allow DC [ direct current ] to pass and fry your subs...so what I really need is more in formation

Jul 15, 2007 | Alpine PDX-1.1000 1000W x 1 Car Amplifier...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Alpine SPX-17 PRO Car Component System Logo

Related Topics:

264 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Alpine Car Audio & Video Experts

xxxxxx xxx

Level 3 Expert

4869 Answers

Tygh Duval
Tygh Duval

Level 2 Expert

300 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2318 Answers

Are you an Alpine Car Audio and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...