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    I just bought a new JVC head unit and new speakers to replace my front and rear stock speakers. I also bought the JVC aux input adapter that plugs in the CD changer port. Everything worked fine for the first week but this morning i get in my car, plug in my mp3 player, press play, and hear distortion coming out of all 4 speakers. Its sounds bad on the low tones of the song similar to how a speaker would sound if it was blown. I also tried putting in a CD and listening to the radio but the distortion was still there. Any ideas on what this could be?

  • #2
    Suggestions to check

    -Bad cable
    -Bass boost is on
    -Volume is too high on mp3 player
    System always under construction


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    • #3
      when you say "bad cable", are you talking about the AUX input adapter?

      Also, as i mentioned, everything sounded great earlier this week in the same volume level i usually keep it in. This just all of sudden happened. The distortion doesnt just happen when the MP3 player is connected but even when i play a CD or radio.

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      • #4
        Oops. I missed that part sorry. It might be the radio itself. What kind of car is it installed in? If the aftermarket radio was interfaced with a premium sound system there could be other problems. I would be surprised if you blew your speakers already but anything is possible.
        System always under construction


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        • #5
          check sound card settings, windows volume settings, grounds, speaker connections, connections at the amps, rca connections, etc.
          Jan Bennett
          FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

          Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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          • #6
            It is installed in a 87 Camaro. A premium Bose system was offered but I'm SURE that my car didnt have one. The stock radio was a Delco radio. I might have to go back and check the connections.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
              check sound card settings, windows volume settings, grounds, speaker connections, connections at the amps, rca connections, etc.
              meh, Jan, I don't think there's a CarPC involved here
              Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

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              • #8
                that might be the case...but....
                Jan Bennett
                FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                • #9
                  cross posting is a no no

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                  • #10
                    "new JVC head unit"

                    ^ That's your problem.

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                    • #11
                      ok, jvc isn't the best there is, but making a statement like that..... I have a sony HU, and I haven't got any problems
                      Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

                      'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

                      CarPC: none at the moment
                      CLARION HX-D2
                      CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
                      CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
                      CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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                      • #12
                        Not all JVC HUs are crap, i'll concede that. Same with most manufacturers. But when I was working at Circuit City, I saw more than my fair share of mid and low end JVCs come back with all sorts of odd problems.

                        It really sounds like something in the amplifier tanked. Maybe there's a loose wire or something which is messing up the impedance of the system, or a speaker rusting out.

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                        • #13
                          Sounds to me like something crapped out on the HU, or your getting a ground somewhere. Check wires running to speakers, and that at the speakers theres no where that exposed areas could be touching.

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