gl1500 radio issues


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FUGLY
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gl1500 radio issues

Postby FUGLY » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:09 am



ok guys ..i have a 1990 1500se with a pannasonic audio system and have a few isues
1 the front speakers are really distorted sound awefull
2 the volume only works to half way ..try to go full and nothing happens at all
3the tone knob has to be rull to the right or the speakers are all bass

now a question on the front speakers is it ok to fill in behind them with insulation ?

i have ordered a new set of speakers from cyclemax


thanks in advance



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Re: gl1500 radio issues

Postby wingpilot08 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:33 am

I replaced my front speakers with Polk DB501's and it was a great change soundwise. I had considered using speaker baffels to fill in the void, but aftersome additional reading it was apparent that the baffels wouldn't really do much sound wise...so I opted not to use the baffels.
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Re: gl1500 radio issues

Postby Fiberthree » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:12 pm

When I recently changed my raidio bulbs I noticed that the radio knobs limit the travel of the dials. There are stops molded into the underside of the knobs. I still have the stock knobs on mine but was wondering if the chrome replacements were identical in construction. I can't tell from your avatar if yours have been changed. As to the poor sound from your speakers... they may just be worn out. My rear speakers are buzzing even though I rarely use them. ( 95% of the time the sound is in the helmet) I've checked out the Polk and will change to them after the "honey-do" list shortens.
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FUGLY
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Re: gl1500 radio issues

Postby FUGLY » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:12 am

the chrome knobs ARE the same as the originals with the stops ...as for speakers have a new set to install this weekend so will see what happens ..also going to ensure all connections are tight and cleaned with contact cleaner ..here's hoping it sorts the issue

thanks :D

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Re: gl1500 radio issues

Postby FUGLY » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:08 am

new polk DB501 and DB401's fitted ..new fader fitted ..awesome sound ..at any speed ...AVC cuts in great ..so impressed with POLK




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