Besides being a member of this forum, I'm also a member of a Spyder Forum called Spyderlovers.com. BTW, a spyder is a 3-wheeled machine w/2-wheels up front and one in back. You sit on it like a motorcycle.
Anyway, a member of that forum has an audio problem going on and I thought I would throw the question out to you Polkies to see if you have any ideas I may pass her way?
Here is her post:
Okay, now I don't have pictures up yet but I do have a question for anyone around who might know a little more about stereo and speaker installs than I do...
So I have installed my amplfier (160w Jensen) and ran my speaker wires to the respective speakers (four 50w speakers) HOWEVER I had to make two splices along the speaker wires going up to the front. I used soder and soderless connectors to make the connections using 18 gauge gold speaker wire. When I tested the system initially I was getting a lot of static and feedback on the speakers. Once I moved the power wire to the amp away from the speaker wires it improved quite a bit, but still not great. I also have installed an in-line noise filter on the power wire with no noticeable change.
My question is, is there something I can do with the connections I made on the speaker wire I used that can clean up the signal and give me a cleaner sound?