Well, wish I could say I have better news....
The head unit is a brand new Sony CDXGT330, 52 watts each channel.
I have found that when I have the DVC speaker hooked up and crank up the volume, the Sony unit shuts down and then starts up again....repeats until I turn the volume down. I am assuming its some sort of safety device in the unit.
If I fade to just the rear speakers, the unit can crank up just fine, to distortion. If I have the front speaker up at all, the unit shuts down at higher volume levels.
If I use a low level volume the speaker plays OK, left and right channels.
Any ideas as far as what is wrong? I am not familiar with DVC speakers....I assumed the ywork just like a regular speaker...My next step is to find a couple of speakers I can swap in for the DVC speaker as a test.....dont have any laying around the house. I wonder if I could hook up a coupel of small speakers from my home entertainment system?