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    New speakers pu front = Low bass?

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    i have my Pioneer DEH P2000 CD Deck connected with my upgraded front Sony Speakers with Stock rear speakers...

    I get almost ZERO bass from the front. I can fade to full front and i get no bass. fade to full back and get decent bass. what's wrong with my front wiring? How have you guys wired the fronts?

    thanks for the help.
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    My Sonys in the front make decent sound. I have no idea how to answer your question either. Maybe rewire the left side? Thats a guess though not an answer.
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    bump. not getting any bass from up front. what gives?

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    Are your fronts speakers by any chance the midrange tweeter set up only? Maybe you have a passive crossover. Or is it just the speakers?

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    no they are full range speakers. they worked just fine in my old car (accord).

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    got to be a crossover problem within the speaker itself. sounds like the lows are just getting cut out of the equation. check and see if the actual woffer is moving when you are playing music, it's probably sending everything to the tweeter or it's sending just the highs to the tweeter and it's not sending the lows anywhere.
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    no, it doesn't 'got to be a crossover problem with the speaker itself."

    you say they're "full range" speakers. if by that you mean they don't have a separate tweeter, ok. otherwise, i don't know of a full range speaker for cars. but that's a different story.

    what type of Sony speakers are they?
    what settings are in that pioneer? does IT have an internal crossover? many better head units do.
    is there a chance your speakers are wired out of phase? this is a common problem that seriously messes with sound quality.
    are the speakers securely mounted to the door?
    what did you run the speakers with in your accord? stock radio? the same pioneer?
    what kind of shape are they in? really?
    do they do this on all sources, or just CD or radio?
    are you using an installation wire kit or is it hardwired?
    what type of connections did you use in the door?

    just some questions i thought of after reading this thread.
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    Originally posted by Lightning
    no, it doesn't 'got to be a crossover problem with the speaker itself."

    you say they're "full range" speakers. if by that you mean they don't have a separate tweeter, ok. otherwise, i don't know of a full range speaker for cars. but that's a different story.

    what type of Sony speakers are they?
    what settings are in that pioneer? does IT have an internal crossover? many better head units do.
    is there a chance your speakers are wired out of phase? this is a common problem that seriously messes with sound quality.
    are the speakers securely mounted to the door?
    what did you run the speakers with in your accord? stock radio? the same pioneer?
    what kind of shape are they in? really?
    do they do this on all sources, or just CD or radio?
    are you using an installation wire kit or is it hardwired?
    what type of connections did you use in the door?

    just some questions i thought of after reading this thread.
    If the polarity on one speaker is reversed, it will cancel the bass out of both. They both need the be "pushing" and "pulling" at the same time. If one is reversed, it will sound like ****.

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    As has been stated already, my guess would be that the speakers are out of phase.
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    Originally posted by Lightning answered by MRF582
    no, it doesn't 'got to be a crossover problem with the speaker itself."

    you say they're "full range" speakers. if by that you mean they don't have a separate tweeter, ok. otherwise, i don't know of a full range speaker for cars. but that's a different story.
    - they are 3 way. so they have a seperate tweeter built in (integrated).

    what type of Sony speakers are they?
    - Xplod 50W RMS about 200W peak

    what settings are in that pioneer? does IT have an internal crossover? many better head units do.
    - Sort of, it can cancel out the mid/high frequencies for the back speakers. this is for "Front Image Enhancement"

    is there a chance your speakers are wired out of phase? this is a common problem that seriously messes with sound quality.
    -double-triple checked. not out of phase.

    are the speakers securely mounted to the door?
    - ummm...not too secure

    what did you run the speakers with in your accord? stock radio? the same pioneer?
    - the same pioneer.

    what kind of shape are they in? really?
    - very good shape. they're just a few months old.


    do they do this on all sources, or just CD or radio?
    - all sources.

    are you using an installation wire kit or is it hardwired?
    - wiring harness for the deck. but the wires at the speakers hard wired.

    what type of connections did you use in the door?
    - using wire nuts connected the speaker wires to the wires coming from the head unit.


    after reading all of your helpful posts, i think my problem is that the speakers aren't secured to the door good enough.

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