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Old 09-22-2016, 01:20 PM
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Stock JL tower speakers 08'?

The tower speakers sound awful. They sound like a little girl yelling into a tin can (when they are not popping) I removed the screws from the speaker plate to examine the inner can and wires. All the wires are plugged in. I wiggled them to make sure that I had proper connection. I did find a lot of moisture in the cans and on the magnets themselves. wiped them dry and reinstalled.

Still the same little girl yelling. They are tinny. Any thoughts, I'm all ears.
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:34 PM
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Have you checked connections at the Amp? Is the Amp good?
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:45 PM
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Mine sound great and can be very loud.

I think you have a signal or power issue. Perhaps they are plugged in to a a speaker output on the amp that is sharing too much load?

Try a different channel, you may also want to consider the Crossover and Sensitivity settings on the amp if they are not right?
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:09 PM
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I'll check both above suggestions. Very, very green when it comes to stereo electronics.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:44 PM
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Any chance that only the tweeters are playing and that the midbass drivers are not playing?.... whether disconnected, blown, or a problem with the passive lowpass crossover.
Simply disconnect and remove just the speaker(s) and take it or ship it to a dealer for inspection.
Also, do you have pods with built in lamps? If so, the pods are sometimes not airtight which leads to over-driven and blown midbass drivers.
If the midbass drivers are blown then you also have to assess the amplifier's electronic crossover and gain levels.
Btw, no form of equalization or boost to tower speakers.
And get a professional tune if you want your equipment playing to its potential.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:48 PM
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Thanks guys! I have no idea what's going on. I feel like the amp is working. Adjustments (buttons and dials) appear to make a different in the boat speakers. At one point I thought maybe one of the tower speakers was working but no same little girl yelling into a tin can. Now the other speaker is not working at all. Frustration might take over and cause me to look into this another day. I'll keep you posted. Argh!
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