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I have s sprinter rv with a Jensen am/fm/cd that speakers do

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I have s sprinter rv with a Jensen am/fm/cd that speakers do not work - speakers are good. Is this a normal problem? Also, is there a Jensen with a blu-ray cd available?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Wayde Alfarone replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is*****'m a 30 year audio engineer. I think I can help.

Expert:  Wayde Alfarone replied 1 year ago.

Can you tell me how you tested the speakers?

Expert:  Wayde Alfarone replied 1 year ago.

How do you know they are good, or do they just look good?

Expert:  Wayde Alfarone replied 1 year ago.

I have a quick way to test if you're not sure.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The speakers work intermittently as thought there is an open in the system. It not the wiring because I have tested it with ohm meter. I was hoping you would know if there is an issue with the radio internally. Also is there a blu-ray system available to replace this one?
Expert:  Wayde Alfarone replied 1 year ago.

This is not normal for the Jensen head unit. Although it does happen with mid fi systems occasionally. I would suspect that the amp section may not be seeing the correct impedance at the unit. You say you measured the speakers with an ohmeter correct?

Expert:  Wayde Alfarone replied 1 year ago.

Did you measure all the speakers separately at the unit? If so, can you tell me the reading you got?

Expert:  Wayde Alfarone replied 1 year ago.

You may have a speaker that has voice coil damage and is showing a low impedance to the radio's amp. If this is the case, it will cause the amp to shut down to protect itself

Expert:  Wayde Alfarone replied 1 year ago.

If this is the problem, you would need to replace that one speaker. If this is not the problem, then there are many units that will fit and replace the Jensen, and I can help with that.

Expert:  Wayde Alfarone replied 1 year ago.

Hello, do you still need help?