Can bad wires cause speakers to crackle?

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  1. Symphony

    Symphony If you take the blue pill, the story ends.

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    I could go through the whole story, but instead I'll just say that I got some new speakers for my car (just two rear ones to replace the stock ones that died). They are wired directly to the CD player. The speakers are basically brand new, the wiring is anywhere from 1-10 years old, I really can't say. One speaker is absolutely perfect, the other will crackle when the volume gets too high.

    I don't think it's a bad speaker, but I suppose it's possible. Is it possible that the wiring is causing this crackle?
     
  2. twistid

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    could be the wiring, could also be bad a connection, maybe something just sitting on the speaker cone, many variables.
     
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    You know, one way to really easily check your hypothesis is to pull out the speaker that works great and hook it up to the wire that you suspect to be bad, and if you still get the crackle, it would probably be more likely that it was indeed the problem. However, your problem could also be the amplifier.
     
  4. Symphony

    Symphony If you take the blue pill, the story ends.

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    :uh: I really should have thought of that one myself :o

    I'll check this out tomorrow, hopefully, if I have the time.
     

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