My car speakers cut out (but the sub keeps going)

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  1. Falconer

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    This happens randomly. I'll be driving along, listening to music, and all four speakers will cut out, but the sub continues to play. The only thing that fixes it is if I turn the car off and let it sit for a while. Turning the stereo off for a while and then back on while the car is still running doesn't seem to fix it.

    Do I have a loose connection somewhere or something? I don't know much about electronics or wiring.
     
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    What are those four speakers powered by?
    deck or amp?
     
  3. Falconer

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    Four speakers are from a 50w deck. (Pioneer Premier)
    Sub is from an amp.

    I've had this setup for 3 years. Only in the last month or two have the speakers been cutting out. I don't turn it up very loud if that matters.
     
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    sounds like one of the speakers, or speaker wires is shorting out.
     
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    The deck is over-heating more than likely.

    What is going on, is you are pushing the internal amplifier on your HU too much... trying to keep up with your sub-stage (which has it's own dedicated outboard amplifier).

    See it happen occasionally to customers...

    Do you notice the deck is hot, or a CD wen ejected is hot when this happens?
     
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    . may be time to amp those interior speakers.
     
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    My money's on heat (thus amp them already), but check the wiring harness behind the deck first. Unplug, replug both side of the harness. If it's loose, use duct tape.
     
  8. Falconer

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    Heat? I never thought of that. Is a heat problem something that would happen over the years, tho? For the first 3 years I had this setup it worked just fine.

    Sometimes the CDs are hot, but not very often.

    I'm not sure if this helps, but the volume on my deck goes up to 50. I rarely have it past 10. I don't know much about this stuff, but wouldn't "trying to keep up with the amp" be something that would happen if I turned the volume up much louder? At 10/50 it's not even approaching maximal output, right? I might be way off.
     
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    Always check your connections first.
     
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    my guess is a blown speaker
     
  11. ngsm13

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    Well, what I posted was my first assumption from the minimal information I was given.

    If what you say is true, then I doubt what I first stated is in fact the problem.

    It might just be the internal amplifier on the CD player beginning to fail...
     
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    Like we said, HEAT.

    as said above, After three years the receiver's crappy internal amp is failing. You should be able to find a reasonable 4x50W amp and necesary cable for $200 cheapo. Could prob hit all four speakers, amp & cable on a package around $350 cheapo.
     
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    Cool. Thanks.
     

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