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Stereo equipment questions.
Not even sure if "stereo equipment" is correct any more. Anyway, my audio systems have been crapping out. My Nissan Murano lost both the front and rear right speakers and my 10 y/o Yamaha home receiver is also not putting anything out to the right front and rear speakers, time for new components or can this stuff be repaired for a reasonable price?
I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
Yep, nothing, not even a hiss.
I am thinking this is going to be the plan, but I wanted to be sure I was not tossing some decent components in their day in the trash if they can be fixed.
It came with a Bose system from the factory, again, just checking to be sure it can't be fixed. Any suggestion or recommendations based on your experiences?
I am thinking the car is more than just speakers, looks like the gun fund is going to take a hit.
Any chance of operator error??
What about some Boy Scouts working on a badge maybe??
Always assume option #1 and then option #2, ruled that out though:jester:.
Thanks Teach, pretty much what my local shop guys said, easier to replace than fix. I don't shop at Best Buy any more, had a printer issue they were buttheads about, walked out leaving a essentally new printer with the manager yelling "sir, sir, you can't leave this here!"
I forgot about them, I have not seen a catalog in a LONG time, thanks.
Same deal with the home system; amp for those speakers is blown. Due to its age, I'd just upgrade. If the amp is blown, finding a OEM or aftermarket replacement will be an expensive proposition. Electronics parts like that change faster than a teenage girl's mind.
Both are easy to troubleshoot with the right tools, and expensive to have done, and repair parts may not be readily available. Replacing both is probably the best route. Sad to say, we live in a throwaway society.
― Douglas Adams
X3. That is where I bought all my last audio stuff.
But seriously, to see if it's your head unit; grab an old speaker from the house and tap it into any of the speakers in the car. A simple parallel jumper will tell you if it's the speaker or the source. More than likely, if all the speakers don't work, it's the source. And crutchfield Is the way to go. They have great customer service, and website filters to get you to what you need for your application.
Also, look locally. There are always small audiophile shops in towns that cater to young, thumping kids. We have a dozen or so here in Middletown, just takes a little shopping to see who has a greater markup.
Troubleshooting can be easy, or extremely frustrating, on how hard it is to access the wiring to the speakers, and removing the speakers to access the connections, in the car. An analog multimeter is a must have item for this. And a roll of 18-20 ga. stranded wire.
Pull non-functioning speakers and hopefully they have quick disconnects. Disconnect one wire, and check resistance of speaker. The speaker should have ohm value stamped on it. If the speakers show good, then the fun begins. Gain access to radio wiring, and hopefully, it also has quick disconnects. Run a piece of the roll of wire from the speaker cable long enough to reach the multimeter lead. Check resistance from disconnected speaker lead from radio to speaker; it should be 0. If meter shows infinity (open) on any of the speaker wires, then the wiring is the culprit.
If wiring shows good, then the fun begins. Crank the volume down on the radio to a low setting. Set voltmeter to DC and a voltage range higher than 12V. Connect multimeter leads to the speaker leads of one speaker and turn on the radio. If the multimeter shows no voltage, the amp isn't putting out anything (I use a handheld digital oscilloscope for this part so I can 'see' the signal or lack thereof). A tip for this part is to find a talk radio program. Music is a constant signal; talk radio is a lot of on/off signal and will make an analog multimeter needle dance like a demented pole dancer.
― Douglas Adams
My motivation is low, unheated garage in below freezing temps in a bad position, I will do my best to get on it, thanks Mike.