Hello Audio Enthusiasts,
I recently installed my JBL Ms-8 and everything went smoothly except for one big problem: My CD player does not work anymore. I believe the laser has crapped out. In the manual, JBL stated that it is essential/necessary to run the calibration CD for oem headunit installations.
So I skipped the CD calibration part (not sure if the MS8 identified my headunit as an after market since I skipped this portion) and just went straight to the filter adjustments.
First question: How necessary is it for me to get my CD player fixed to calibrate the MS-8? Add a single din after market headunit below my navi maybe?
Right now I'm running my Rainbow Vanadium set passive...
Second question is: when switching to 2-way active, does everyone run new, good quality, speaker wires from output of the external amplifier back up to the fronts? 4 separate speaker wires to be exact? Or do people do 2 only for the tweeters, and tap into the front factory speaker wires for the midwoofers?
-Reason why I ask is because I'll be doing the install myself and running the speaker wires from the passenger side to the driver tweet & mid is tough!
I do apologize for the repetitive/ sorta novice questions. I just want my money pit of car audio to sound good during my long commute hours to work,school, & home. So far it's a huge improvement from my previous set-up with Audiocontrol's LC7 with no added EQ. I'm really enjoying the clarity and soundstage the MS8 brought up!
System in 05 Acura TL w/ Navi:
Front: Rainbow Vanadiums 265 (2-way - currently passive)
DLS A7 amp (bridged - 3 channel)
12" Image Dynamics IDQ
rears running off amp of MS8.
I posted in my car forum, but thought I'd post on here for extra advice...
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!