Car: 2012 Chrysler 300 Limited
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Washington State
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So I thought I would post this just in case anyone else runs into this problem also.
The stereo shop I go to was talking to me about inserting some new door speakers, adding seperates. They would be a Mid and a Tweeter set up.The problem is that you need a full range signal and and as I and others have stated, the current Alpine system signals are split up or EQ-ed out of the deck, posing a slight problem. This means the only true full range of speaker signal is to the rear deck. The door is set up for Bass signal (which is where my sub signal for the new 12" is from) and then a high-mid and tweet signal is sent to the 3 1/2" in the dash. So, to get the mid and tweet the way they should be, you need to start with a full range signal from the deck to a new amp, then out to the speakers. So, we are looking at using the rear deck signal for the the signal. This is all good, EXCEPT the fader will not work (which is not completely true, it will, but only to fad from the door to the dash, but basically it will not work), AND the concern has been that there could be what they are calling a "Time Delay Signal" from the deck. Basically, the signal to the rear deck is delayed a very slight bit, which if you use it up front will sound really kinda funky.
That being said, I really appreciate the shop being concerned with this and not just installing it and saying well that is what you wanted. So they called around yesterday to several places, Alpine, Chrysler and such asking if the stereo was done with Time Delay, so far, there is a constant "No" but the shop has one more person to respond before they are convinced that it is not.
You may ask why all this, well as soon as I know it is not, a new Amp and Hertz seperates are going into the door.
Maddog, ever heard of this tie delay or know anything about it?