: Rear speaker fix?



Rob_M
03-26-05, 02:41 AM
Isn't there some stuff I can buy and spray on the rear speakers so they won't make that blown sound? Some kind of silicone or something?

91 Eldo TC
03-26-05, 10:23 AM
What kind of speakers? Never heard anything about a spray on speaker fix. If there Bose most likely a bad amp, send it to Bose for repair.

americanbodybuilding
03-26-05, 10:46 AM
If the speaker is blown, it's the voice coil that's not working properly anymore, I've never heard of anything like that either.. If there is such a thing, It would've already saved me hundreds.
=Seth

Rob_M
03-26-05, 01:12 PM
Yeah, I've seen it done before but not on these. You may be right about the voice coil. I cant turn it up past a certain point. I thought it may be the material on the speaker making the noise. I remember back in the days when we'd blow a subwoofer we could spray some silicone crap on it and it'd go away.

Rob_M
03-28-05, 04:06 AM
The noise it makes is a vibrating noise when I turn up music with alot of bass in it. Just turning the bass down does not fix it. They both make sort of a blown sound but they still work. So do you think if I replace the amp's on the bottom of the speakers, this might fix it????

EsquireMedia
03-28-05, 09:51 AM
No, your speaker is blown - replace the speaker. Try eBay

D148L0
03-28-05, 10:48 AM
No, your speaker is blown - replace the speaker. Try eBay
:yeah:

americanbodybuilding
03-28-05, 05:34 PM
You're speaker's not blown, the voice coil is burnt though, so when you try to put any real power to it, it doesnt sound right. Close though.
=Seth

D148L0
03-28-05, 06:04 PM
You're speaker's not blown, the voice coil is burnt though, so when you try to put any real power to it, it doesnt sound right. Close though.
=Seth
Notice that it was said your speaker, not your cone. Speaker includes the voice coil(s) along with the rest of the components. Thus the expression "your speaker is blown" is correct.

americanbodybuilding
03-29-05, 01:05 AM
Even if you want to generalize what he's saying, theres still a difference, with a blown speaker, any music he tried to put through it would sound like dirt, period. Yet if his speaker doesnt sound bad at low frequencies, it's more complicated than a blown speaker. When a speaker blows, it's voice coil gives out because the wires in it actually bust. This happens from the voice coil moving too violently than it was made for. When a voice coil is burnt, the voice coil is still intact, yet when it is moved too violently, the sound starts to break up. This is caused by playing speakers too hard for a duration of time. One solution to try would be to put a cap on the line so you're speaker only plays highs, and possibly mids, depending on how bad it's burnt, and whether you're speaker is coaxial, triaxial, etc... BTW what's with your picture?
=Seth

Rob_M
03-29-05, 07:29 AM
I guess I just need to replace them. I saw a set on ebay cheap recently and now I'm punching myself in the head for not buying them. let me know if you see any sweet deals on them!! Thanks for the replies.

D148L0
03-29-05, 12:05 PM
Even if you want to generalize what he's saying, theres still a difference, with a blown speaker, any music he tried to put through it would sound like dirt, period. Yet if his speaker doesnt sound bad at low frequencies, it's more complicated than a blown speaker. When a speaker blows, it's voice coil gives out because the wires in it actually bust. This happens from the voice coil moving too violently than it was made for. When a voice coil is burnt, the voice coil is still intact, yet when it is moved too violently, the sound starts to break up. This is caused by playing speakers too hard for a duration of time. One solution to try would be to put a cap on the line so you're speaker only plays highs, and possibly mids, depending on how bad it's burnt, and whether you're speaker is coaxial, triaxial, etc... BTW what's with your picture?
=Seth
I agree with everything you said (well, except for the cap idea).
His speaker does sound bad at low frecuencies, though.
Still, it does not matter because this is not a disagreement about diagnose but about teminology, since I never said you were wrong. I just said that whether a ripped cone or a burnt coil, a blown speaker includes both possibilities. Ok?

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STS 310
03-29-05, 05:02 PM
Lucifer= DIABLO, that shouldnt have been hard to figure out...

jbrown93etc
04-01-05, 12:18 AM
are you sure the clips holding the speakers in arent broke? one of my rear bose speakers make this noise and it seems like the clip is broken(not saying this is the only problem). I will definately try fixing the clips before getting a new speaker, i just havent had time to take apart the rear seat of my car.

Rob_M
04-01-05, 01:28 AM
Yeah, they've all been checked and tightened up and everything but thanks anyways.

MacKiNBacK
04-01-05, 03:02 AM
How about the speakers 'bad'? Doesnt operate properly?

paige88123
08-09-05, 05:14 PM
I have a 93' STS with the Delco/Bose Gold Series. The left rear speaker started out popping and cracking, after a while it just starting making a sound like a fog horn. I went to a Car Stereo Specialist Store. The salesman said the Bose Gold Series systems that were installed by the factory are not available (parts or system) for purchase through anyone but the dealership. He listened to my system, and said my left rear amp was bad. He said these were expensive from the dealerships, but to check local salvage yards. He said they snap in and out and I could do it myself in about five minutes.
I purchased an amp from a local salvage yard from a late model STS. I took out the old amp (located under the speaker in the trunk) unplugged the wire, took out the old and popped in the new. Now she's going good as new. The amp was $50.00 and it took me about 3 minutes to complete, start to finish. No problems since. HINT: There is no warranty on parts like this from a salvage yard. So I got mine from a car that had NO rear damage.

Rob_M
08-10-05, 01:18 PM
RIP EM OUT!!!! It was so much worth it. I love my Eclipses that I put in there. They can handle a lot of power too. They sound a hundread times better too!!!! Dont try to fix them. Its just a waste of time and money.