"New" speakers crackling

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    FurryWrecker911 FEOA Member

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    My stock speakers fried in my car a while back and I got new ones, two Pioneer TS-A1675R to be exact. I managed to get them to fit, but the door card is pressing up against them, so 3 of the plastic clips around it are not snapped in. Been that way for... I don't know, 2 years now?

    The problem is they both make a horrible crackling sound during higher pitch notes, and especially when vocals happen. Anyone run into this issue before and know a fix?
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    neuspeedescort Moderator Staff Member

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    what about the lower end response? does this only happen in the higher volume or across the band?
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    Bass and mid-range are flawless across all volumes. High range creates the crackles and depending on where my volume is set decides how intense the crackles. Are. Louder volume = more crackles on higher notes. Quieter volume = fewer crackles on higher notes. But there is always some trace of crackles on higher notes.
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    may have a blown resistor in the coaxial. may be time for new speakers again. best i can say with out hearing it in person.
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    Did you check for dirt on top of the speakers?
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    Did you break the tweeters when you smashed them in place?
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    Update on this: the speakers are clean and not broken. And no, the tweeters are fine. The door card is just resting against the plastic housing on the speakers. I don't brute force things unless it's a stubborn fastener. I took the car to a place that specializes in car stereos since the back ones started to go too (stock speakers. One started tearing). The problem is I have clipping (I think thats the term?) going on. Speakers aren't recieving enough power and are distorting at higher frequencies. Guy there said I need a new head unit that can take in and hand out more power.

    So now I have new-ish 3-ways in the front with clipping and new 2-ways in the back that are fine. I could downgrade the front speakers, or upgrade the head unit.
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    as an audio installer i know what you speak of. what head unit do you have? an at what volume number on the dial does this begin to happen? clipping has absolutely nothing to do with frequency. a speakers power handling plays no factor in clipping. clipping is based off a proper signal out of the head unit or amp. i'm keeping in mind you may be repeating some of the information incorrectly. but the shop sounds to me like they just profited off your lack of understanding.
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    It's the stock head unit with AM/FM + Cassette. When using FM mode the volume doesn't matter. Anything with a higher frequency (especially when DJs pronounce the letter "s") causes crackling. With my MP3 player and cassette adapter it's only noticable past volume 8/bar 4 (it displays volume on bars with each bar being 2 button presses to go up per level, so it works like 0:0 1:1 2:1 3:2 4:2 5:3 6:3, volume:bar, etc. If memory serves me, it goes up to bar15? I rarely go past bar6 unless it's a song I really like.)

    At work right now, so this is all from memory.
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    i'm going to vote your head unit's internal amp is going bad not clipping.

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