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Rockford stereo not loud anymore

Postby VRX51N » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:01 pm

Hi there,

the rockford is no longer rocking the world, put it on Max and barely loud enough over freeway noise.

Is it the amp, google search comes up with amp issues around the globe, anyone in Aus had the same issue?

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Re: Rockford stereo not loud anymore

Postby bumblebee » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:24 pm

Does the amp have any fuses?
Check those.
Check the simple things in life like all audio settings on the header unit. Check fade/cross over settings etc.
Can you get access to the rear of the amp? Are any wires loose and touching the frame of the amp?

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Re: Rockford stereo not loud anymore

Postby sarusa » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:57 am

With the Rockford system, does the external amp effect all speakers or just the bass? Will it work if connected to a say an ES without an amp and what else would be needed, besides the rear camera.

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Re: Rockford stereo not loud anymore

Postby Quismiff » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:16 am

sarusa wrote:With the Rockford system, does the external amp effect all speakers or just the bass? Will it work if connected to a say an ES without an amp and what else would be needed, besides the rear camera.


pretty sure it runs all speakers and the sub in the boot, I'll take a pic of mine today and upload for you sarusa. I think it is all canbus so all the controls can talk to each other without a million miles of cables through the car.
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Re: Rockford stereo not loud anymore

Postby sarusa » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:41 am

Is it worth picking up a Rockford from someone who has gone to up market system, and willing to part company with the disused Rockford.
Or would it be wiser to go after market, for the extra dosh. Or would just 4 quality speakers be good enough.
My hearing is crap, expected at my age! 42 X 2 and hearing aids are limited in what they can pick up. Rather a narrow sound band. :D

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Re: Rockford stereo not loud anymore

Postby aspir3 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:38 pm

The Rockford factory system is very average.
You are better off with aftermarket
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Re: Rockford stereo not loud anymore

Postby Quismiff » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:02 am

aspir3 wrote:The Rockford factory system is very average.
You are better off with aftermarket


Compared to some of the cars I've owned and driven in, the Rockford system is all right, from custom systems I've had to re do because the previous owner was a muppet, down to my first car which I had two front speakers and a couple of house speakers in the boot run off a mid level Sony head unit...
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Re: Rockford stereo not loud anymore

Postby bumblebee » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:13 pm

The two speakers in the rear from home would have worked ok if they where wired in parallel thus dropping the resistance across the pair.
House speakers are usually 8 ohm and cars around 4 ohm

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Re: Rockford stereo not loud anymore

Postby sarusa » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:38 pm

aspir3 wrote:The Rockford factory system is very average.
You are better off with aftermarket


Makes sense, be good to get a unit with rear view camera and sat nav.etc:
Maybe just four good speakers and two tweeters is all I need for my hearing aids
but I still wouldn't have camera and sat nav. :?


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