Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Toy Haulers Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-14-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
PhatFireMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Posts: 206
One of my outside speakers is not working.

Talked to my buddy that I bought it from and he never used them, so possible that speaker NEVER worked.

Before I haul it all the way to Simi Valley under warranty I want to try and fix it.

At a quick glance the connectors at the speaker itself seem intact. The obvious, balance and fader on the stereo, are correct.

Can I use a simple lighted continuity tester to see if juice is getting to the speaker connection wires? Any other tricks?
__________________

__________________
Phatty

05 NEXT LEVEL 38CKS http://bestsmileys.com/happy/3.gif
PhatFireMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-14-2005, 07:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
PhatFireMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Posts: 206
One of my outside speakers is not working.

Talked to my buddy that I bought it from and he never used them, so possible that speaker NEVER worked.

Before I haul it all the way to Simi Valley under warranty I want to try and fix it.

At a quick glance the connectors at the speaker itself seem intact. The obvious, balance and fader on the stereo, are correct.

Can I use a simple lighted continuity tester to see if juice is getting to the speaker connection wires? Any other tricks?
__________________

__________________
Phatty

05 NEXT LEVEL 38CKS http://bestsmileys.com/happy/3.gif
PhatFireMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2005, 07:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
56Nomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 978
I connected a 9V battery to the speaker wire
at the stereo (with clips) and used my volt
meter to see if there was power at the other end.

That worked for me......
__________________
2012 Itasca 30' flat towing a 2013 Jeep Wrangler
56Nomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2005, 07:15 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
WWFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 3,479
Kris:

Continuity tester won't neccesarily give you any results..now if you've got a 12v testlight, and you crank up the volume, you might see some varible lightage on the tester, which would tell you you're getting the signal (it'll flicker to the tunes).

Hope that helps! But other than your possible Dumont night, you won't need any tunes anyway!

Sean
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/508/sigfile1.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfan/sets/
WWFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2005, 07:20 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
PhatFireMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Posts: 206
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:
Kris:

Continuity tester won't neccesarily give you any results..now if you've got a 12v testlight, and you crank up the volume, you might see some varible lightage on the tester, which would tell you you're getting the signal (it'll flicker to the tunes).

Hope that helps!

Sean </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I have a multi-meter...would that work?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> But other than your possible Dumont night, you won't need any tunes anyway! </div></BLOCKQUOTE> That's true! But I want to fix it regardless. The last thing I want to do is chase all the wiring to figure out why it does not work.

It puts out absolutely ZERO sound...can a speaker be totally DEAD...or is it more likely that it is not getting power instead?

I suppose I could run a wire from my garage stereo to it and see if it works at all.
__________________
Phatty

05 NEXT LEVEL 38CKS http://bestsmileys.com/happy/3.gif
PhatFireMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2005, 07:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
WWFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 3,479
Phatty:

To diagnose a bad speaker really involves three things: 1) either the cone is just flat out disintegrated (which is pretty obvious), or 2) the two little wires that go to the cone- one of them is broken (somewhat obvious), or 3) the magnet has lost all of it's magnetism (with any metal -DAMM obvious). Other than that, it's in the wiring from the receiver, or the receiver itself.

Knowing you, you prolly want to upgrade it anyway...th fuel to get to it Simi Valley will afford you one heck of an upgrade!!

Sean
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/508/sigfile1.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfan/sets/
WWFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2005, 07:45 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
PhatFireMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Posts: 206
Alright...hit me with it. What do you recommend for replacement outdoor speakers? And where can I appropriate such items?
__________________
Phatty

05 NEXT LEVEL 38CKS http://bestsmileys.com/happy/3.gif
PhatFireMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2005, 08:12 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
WWFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 3,479
Kris:

Need to know the size...are they 6x9's, 5x7's, 22x14's ? Any local car stereo shop can hook you up, but as you already know, I'm not a 12volt kinda stereo guy...fidelity SUX!!! Not to mention the bass response. Now if all you're gonna do is sit under the awning and play Bridge , then stick with your 12v system, but the cost of doing it right isn't outta your field buddy! (oooppss...forgot you got another mouth to feed!).

Ok...12volt speaks...Pioneer makes some good speakers, but there are better. Whatever you do, replace BOTH of them (because: a)they're sold in pairs [the obvious reason], and b) they need to be matched).

Go fer it Phatty! It's only your ears that will enjoy it!!
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/508/sigfile1.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfan/sets/
WWFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 02:47 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
brianzzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Norcal
Posts: 25
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:
Kris:

Need to know the size...are they 6x9's, 5x7's, 22x14's ? Any local car stereo shop can hook you up, but as you already know, I'm not a 12volt kinda stereo guy...fidelity SUX!!! Not to mention the bass response. Now if all you're gonna do is sit under the awning and play Bridge , then stick with your 12v system, but the cost of doing it right isn't outta your field buddy! (oooppss...forgot you got another mouth to feed!).

Ok...12volt speaks...Pioneer makes some good speakers, but there are better. Whatever you do, replace BOTH of them (because: a)they're sold in pairs [the obvious reason], and b) they need to be matched).

Go fer it Phatty! It's only your ears that will enjoy it!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


You probably should check the receiver and make sure that channel isn't blown before you go buy new speakers......
__________________
LE3905 on order

04 WW SLC3505 For Sale
brianzzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2005, 09:11 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
WWFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 3,479
Phatty:

Have you Sherlock Holmes'd your dilemna yet? What's the verdict?

And Brian....good avatar!!
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/508/sigfile1.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfan/sets/
WWFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2005, 05:33 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
PhatFireMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Posts: 206
Gonna look at it today I think. Us POOR folk have to store out TH's off site, so it's kind of a pain to get work done on it.

Sure wish I could have my TH parked next to the house, on flat ground, plugged in all the time. That would make our camping lives SO much easier.

If it's the speaker that's toasted, I may buy these cheapo speaker box I saw at WalMart. For twenty disposable dollars you get two 6" bass speakers and two horn tweeters, in a carpeted box, 300 watts. Perfect. If it ever gets wet or busted...right in the trash and buy a new one.
__________________
Phatty

05 NEXT LEVEL 38CKS http://bestsmileys.com/happy/3.gif
PhatFireMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2005, 06:42 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
WWFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 3,479
Sounds like a plan- as long as you're getting a signal through the wires!

Yes..you POOOOOOR people who just don't have any room at the Inn for their $40k coaches...I feel for ya buddy!!

But guess what? Mine is beside the house and I still don't have as much done to it as I should!!

Sean
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/508/sigfile1.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfan/sets/
WWFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2005, 05:31 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
WWFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 3,479
Phatty:

I forgot that I had a thread about the indoor stereo system...check this out: WWFan's Inside Stereo System.

Here's Logitech's Stereo Website.

Sean
__________________

__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/508/sigfile1.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfan/sets/
WWFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
radio speaker olly72 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 12-24-2008 05:17 AM
Speaker upgrade D in Davie Newmar Owner's Forum 5 12-07-2007 11:11 PM
Rear Speaker Switches Not Working JavaJelly Newmar Owner's Forum 8 11-06-2006 05:01 PM
HWH Jacks working, not working and working again? Bob&Pat Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 6 06-08-2006 05:22 AM
speaker buzz FrankieJ Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 13 10-27-2005 02:57 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.