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Well, when i bought the car, it had one speaker working, the passenger door speaker. Kindof. It sounded horribly blown, couldn't handle any bass whatsoever, and was static-y and unclear.

I took the door panels off yesterday, and took out the old Pioneers and installed some Kicker DS650s.

1) I found out why the driver's side wasn't working. The positive terminal had come loose of the speaker.

2) The passenger side was definitely blown, the cone was ripped, and the speaker wasn't fastened in any way to the door. Just kindof rattling around in there.

3) Ghetto wiring everywhere.


So, i took out the old, and soldered in the new speakers, as i always do. The driver's side sounds great, the passenger side STILL sounds blown. This is a brand new speaker.

I have the stock deck while i'm waiting for the new deck for the Celica to come in, then i'll move the deck from the Celica to the Escort. What are the chances that the stock headunit is just that screwed up that the left channel is sounding so bad?

Is there any way to test the unit itself, without having to take the door panels off again and swap speakers left and right?
 

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neuspeedescort said:
95% says stock deck = poop

i have had two stockers poop out when having purchased a car. granted the cars are 10 years old. but i always get an aftermarket deck.

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That's what i was leaning towards, thanks for reassuring me.

I have an old school Kenwood amp already run and powered, just waiting to put the deck in there, and we should be sounding decent. I think i'm going to hold off on a sub for a bit. I remember really enjoying the sound the last time i just amped decent speakers with no sub.

Thanks! :)
 

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ciento44 said:
neuspeedescort said:
95% says stock deck = poop

i have had two stockers poop out when having purchased a car. granted the cars are 10 years old. but i always get an aftermarket deck.

NEUMAN
That's what i was leaning towards, thanks for reassuring me.

I have an old school Kenwood amp already run and powered, just waiting to put the deck in there, and we should be sounding decent. I think i'm going to hold off on a sub for a bit. I remember really enjoying the sound the last time i just amped decent speakers with no sub.

Thanks! :)
i know that feeling. i hate turning my deck off the vocal eq or flat. the pop and rock settings are annoying to my ear. the rock is over bassed and the pop has muffled vocals. granted i have a sub but its only 1 10. even when i had 3 15's back in the day it was clean.

NEUMAN
 

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The deck going in has a 7 band EQ fully customizable. Nothing real fancy, but when i'm just running that signal to the amp to actually power the speakers to their potential, it should be decent.

I've worked enough with this deck i can tune it and be happy within about 2 minutes. :D I've had it in 5 different cars to date.

It'll just be neat to have that true old school two channel sound going on again.

I almost put the aftermarket Pioneers that were already in the car in the back, but i ended up just tossing them in the trash.
 
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