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Old 03-14-2009
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any one know,,,

why my subs distort as i raise the volume.
its it
A. Sh*tty speakers
B. My stock headunit not doing anything for me
C. sh*tty amp

help me out.. thanks
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why my subs distort as i raise the volume.
its it
A. Sh*tty speakers
B. My stock headunit not doing anything for me
C. sh*tty amp

help me out.. thanks
Can A,B,C be a good enough answer?
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im asking what i should swap. hope not everything
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It's really hard to say. It could be any of the three. How is your stock headunit hooked to your amp? Speaker level inputs/line output converter..? Either of those could degrade your signal. What kind of subs/amp do you have? It could be either of those, replace them if their not of good quality. Personally I'd start with the amp, then the subs. But anyway it's almost impossible to say without knowing what equipment you have. If you have a decent quality amp and subs and the power of your amp is about matched to the subs.. then I'd get an aftermarket head unit to try and improve the signal quality going to your amp.
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Yeah, it'd definatly be easier for us if you told us exactly what components you have ...
such as:
Sony CDX-GT51W Head Unit
Sony XM-10020 2ch AMP (bridged to Mono)
Rockford Fosgate Punch 10" SUB

Let us know, then we can try and identify where you might need upgrading ...
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i would say its probably the stock head unit because you have no sub control on stock units, it is all controlled through the bass **** which also turns up the bass on the speakers in the truck as well as the sub(s). if that is not the problem then i would say the crossovers on the amp are not set properly (gain, lpf, ect.).
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first off get a Digital Multi-meter and test the ohm load of your subs, that will tell you if they are blown or on the verge of going out, and therefore rule out the first question

+1 on replacing that POS stock radio, get one that has 3 RCA outs so that you can have sub control.

lastly look up the specs on your amp and make sure your subs ohm load matches the specs of the amp, you could be putting way to much power to them or not enough depending on the ohm load.
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