Just had my new Sony head unit installed and i'm well impressed apart from one little thing......
When I have it on quite loud or the tune is very bassy i get loads of vibrations (to be expected really). Will higher power, better quality speakers stop this, or do i need to go to the lengths of sound deadening etc?
It doesnt really sound like the speakers are distorting, just vibrating a lot.
It could be how the speakers are mounted. Are they mounted in the plastic surrounds still?
Making MDF rings to mount them in may help.
Sound deadening is the way forward, in my car the doors rattled when I replaced the speakers, so I sound deadened the doors, sorted no more rattles :D , but the speakers have since been amped up and now the doors rattle again :( .
Rattling....hmmmm, I know a lot about that!! ;)
I have a rather loud system myself and notice that with the volume turned up I can't see anything out of the rear view mirror or the side mirrors....they vibrate so much that you just can't see!! Easiest thing to do is sound deaden the car as much as possible. i.e Dynamat or similar the panels in the car! Will cost a few £££ but it's well worth it...
must make a note to do it myself soon, as I hate not being able to see anything behind me when the bass kicks...;)
That vibration comes from the exhaust, not the stereo :D
Must say that soundproofing the doors and boot floor (loud exhaust) on mine made a lot of difference.
I don't particularly need to have it so loud that it will burst my ear drums (i also find it hard to drive when the music is too loud!), i just hate listening to ****e quality music.
May have to take the route of replacing the speakers and mounting them on MDF as i don't know i can be arsed wiv sound deadening.
Thanks for the advice.