I’m not sure if anyone has had the same problem I’m having but hopefully someone can help me if they have.
I have a 2005 Silverado Crew cab with component speakers up front. The woofer and tweeter are close to each other on the bottom of the door (stock location). I have JL ZR 6.5 components (ran passive) being powered by an Arc Audio KS 300.4. The doors do have some dynamat and the head unit I have is a kenwood excelon DDX6904s.
The issue I’m having is that the speakers sound muddy and the highs sound very faint. When it comes to the music, nothing has definition or distinction. For example the rolls on the drums of any song sound muffled like if you’re listening to them in the room next door through the wall.
They did sound worse than what they do now, but I did change the battery and alternator in my truck, which helped but the JL ZRs do not sound how they’re supposed to, which is very bright and detailed. I do own the Focal ES 165 KX2 and Rainbow Germaniums that I have switched out and they all seem to have the same problem. The ZRs are still very new because I bought them and took them out since they were too bright for my liking, but I put them back in to see if they sounded like they used to, which they don’t, and now I believe the problem is somewhere else and not the speakers.
I did have a basic Kenwood DPX300U before the excelon, and the speakers sounded a little more full and alive but now they don’t. Could the issue be with the head unit? Or is there somewhere I’m not looking? I have checked the polarity, I even bought new power cables, ground cables fuses and fuse holders for the amps but it seems as if nothing has solved the issue.
Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you gentlemen.