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Corvette- crackling sound when hooking up external subwoofer

By pindude80

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

This past weekend I tried to hook up an external subwoofer to my Corvette by connecting speaker wire to cabinet speaker then to the sub. When I turned the game on there was noise coming through the sound that was not part of the game audio. I believe something is wrong with the game's amp or something else on the audio board because for as long as I can remember whenever I first turn the game on there is a bunch of crackling and distortion coming out of the audio; not sure if it's coming out of the speakers in the backbox but I notice it coming from the cabinet speaker.

Does anyone know what I should check to see what is causing this issue?

1 week later
#2 4 years ago

Anyone have any ideas, maybe the amp on the sound board? I was thinking of swapping the sound board from my DH to see if that clears up the problem on Corvette and to see if I experience the same thing on DH with Corvette's board in it.

#3 4 years ago
Quoted from pindude80:

Anyone have any ideas, maybe the amp on the sound board? I was thinking of swapping the sound board from my DH to see if that clears up the problem on Corvette and to see if I experience the same thing on DH with Corvette's board in it.

At any point did the speaker wires (the wires themselves, the terminals or whatever aligator clips, etc. you are using) make physical contact with one another while the pin's power was on? A photo of the connection to the cabinet speaker wires and another of the connection to the sub would provide a lot of information. I would not swap (i.e. risk) another sound board until we get a good look at your setup. thx

#4 4 years ago
Quoted from PinWoofer:

At any point did the speaker wires (the wires themselves, the terminals or whatever aligator clips, etc. you are using) make physical contact with one another while the pin's power was on? A photo of the connection to the cabinet speaker wires and another of the connection to the sub would provide a lot of information. I would not swap (i.e. risk) another sound board until we get a good look at your setup. thx

I don't remember the speaker wires ever making contact. Before I attempted to hookup the subwoofer the game would make a crackling and popping sound out of the speaker for about the first 60 seconds it was on. I have since disconnected my setup but I just had speaker wire soldered to each lug of the cabinet speaker and then those ran to the low-level inputs on the subwoofer. If there is any other information I can provide to help diagnose this, let me know please.

Thanks for the reply btw.

#5 4 years ago
Quoted from pindude80:

I don't remember the speaker wires ever making contact. Before I attempted to hookup the subwoofer the game would make a crackling and popping sound out of the speaker for about the first 60 seconds it was on. I have since disconnected my setup but I just had speaker wire soldered to each lug of the cabinet speaker and then those ran to the low-level inputs on the subwoofer. If there is any other information I can provide to help diagnose this, let me know please.
Thanks for the reply btw.

You say you ran the cabinet wires to the low-level inputs - is there a speaker level input rather than a low-level input? If you are running from the cabinet speaker wires you would most likely want something along the lines of a speaker level or hi-level input to the sub. Your sub may or may not have both hi and low options. Perhaps you can post a photo of the wire connection to the subwoofer - that would go a long way. thx

#6 4 years ago
Quoted from PinWoofer:

You say you ran the cabinet wires to the low-level inputs - is there a speaker level input rather than a low-level input? If you are running from the cabinet speaker wires you would most likely want something along the lines of a speaker level or hi-level input to the sub. Your sub may or may not have both hi and low options. Perhaps you can post a photo of the wire connection to the subwoofer - that would go a long way. thx

Sorry, I just looked and saw it was connected to speaker level input. I have attached a picture

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