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Old 01-20-2008
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4 Channel Amp Poblems

Hey guys I put in a new stereo in my Ranger about two weeks ago and I'm having some problems. When I turn my volume to anything above conversation volume my music stops playing through the speakers and some odd noises come out of them. The amp is still on the whole time (no red light) and the sub still works normally. My system is a Pioneer Premier P590 HU, Pioneer Premier 4 way 6x8's, a Kicker ZX 350.4 amp, and an Infinty Basslink. I used a kicker 4 channel amp wiring kit on the amp. The system was working great unil Friday when it started doing this. Thanks a lot for any help.
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check your ground and then sounds like the amp is clipping. so turn your gain down. and make sure your frequencys for the 6x8s are at full range and down to 90 and up too 150hz
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Thanks for the reply nicholoff, i turned my gain down ect. But I'm still getting the same problem. When the system was working well it sounded great but I'm thinking maybe I should have bought a bigger amp? Thanks.
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You're not "jumping" the basslink off the amp are you or vise versa?

I'm with nicholoff on this one. I believe the power is grounding out somewhere in the wiring. That may be what's causing the noise. Also, check all your speaker wire leads. Some may have come apart or are being pinched. Happened to me not too long ago. The wiring to one of my tweeters came loose and it started doing the same thing you are talking about. If that's the case, you need to get it fixed asap. You don't want it grounding out near anything that is flammable.

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Hi, I was jumping the basslink off the amp power wire (it's alot bigger than it needs). I disconnected the basslink and had the same problem. I also checked all the wiring and it seems fine. Any more ideas? Thank you.
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If you have it jumped like i think you do, you need to run your main power wire into a splitter. Same with the ground. You never want to jump one amp off another.

Since it is still doing it with the basslink off, check your ground running from your amp and make sure it is not loose where the wire is actually grounded. Also, try pulling out your cd player and checking those connections as well. I can't help but think something has come loose somewhere.
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