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Problems with bass when turning up radio

If I leave my radio volume low like around 10, the bass sounds fine. When I turn the volume up say around 20 or higher, the bass goes way down and it is distorted. some people said it sounds like a burnt voice coil but I am not sure

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  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    when radio is low sounds good but once you start to push the volume the woofer makes a rattle noise.

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I had the same problem:
You probably have the type speaker with a dustcap that says EARTHQUAKE in big letters from left to right.
If you look on some video's on you-tube, they have a different dustcap with a kind of star-shaped shape in it.
You have the old type and if you use it in a sealed enclosure which is too small, something that is glued underneath the dustcap comes loose and starts rattling. Contact Earthquake and ask for the updated dustcap which doesn't have that glued part and repair your speaker or let them do it.

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  • LSK_FTR Aug 01, 2008

    Another problem can be that the speaker sucked up a wood splinter or something which is sucked into the coil. Just blow some high pressured air in the bottom hole to blow it out. But if you have the dustcap with EARTHQUAKE written in the center from left to right instead of the star shape in the dustcap, most likely your speaker needs the updated dustcap.

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You might have blown a speaker, or more than one. Check this first before you start trouble shooting the radio.
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