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RE: 5k sound problems

The OEM rear active crossover is a piece of sh*t that fails very often. In
my case the rear speakers would sometimes quit as I went over bumps - had to
open the trunk and hit the crossover to make it operate again. My advice:
think of it as an opportunity to upgrade the system. I replaced the old OE
"Audi design" Blaupunkt head unit with Haitai (a Korean manufacturer,
possibly unavailable in US) T900 deck with detachable face plate and RDS
system. Because this new radio has 2x25W output power for rear speakers vs
possibly 2x7W of the Blaupunkt, I replaced the stock active crossover with a
passive (non-amplified) one. Because one of the rear speakers was acting up,
I replaced both rear speakers with bass ones. I didn't have any problems
with the audio system ever since and although I'm not a car-audio nut, I'm
very satisfied with the performance of the system. Also inspect the wires in
the doors, they sometimes get chafed and short to the door metal.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Brett Dikeman [SMTP:brett@arthur.malebolge.com]
> Sent:	Monday, February 23, 1998 2:15 AM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	5k sound problems
> Anyone had problems with the 5kCST sound system, specifically speakers
> that
> keep dropping out and popping back in?  It's getting very annoyging.
> Note it's not all of the channel; sometimes it's just a tweeter or a
> woofer
> on one side.  What I've noticed most recently is that the sound goes from
> being really "dull" to very "alive"...sounds like tweeters to me.  Problem
> is how to track it down.  Should I just find a junked 5kCS and rip out the
> rear unit and swap them?  I expect that's not a cheap part normally.
> Brett
> ------
> Brett Dikeman
> brett@pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net
> ~)-|
> Hostes alienigeni me abduxerunt.  Qui annus est?
> Te audire non possum.  Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.
> Ita, scio hunc 'sig file' veterem fieri.
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