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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2005, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Audio guys? I'm having a problem

Well i'm having a problem with my setup. I'll be listening to music and at a random time the sub stops going to the music and i'm getting a steady... thump, 1 second pauce, thump, 1 second pauce, etc...

Everytime this happens I hit my power button and it thumps about twice more then stops. I turn the head unit back on and it works normal until this happens again. It is currently running at 3 ohms, which was already done with purchase.

* Amplifier Type: Mono
* RMS Power: 400W x 1 @ 4 ohms
* THD at 4-Ohm RMS Power: 0.02%
* RMS Power: 800W x 1 @ 2 ohms
* Speaker Level Inputs: Yes
* Preamp Outputs: Yes
* Built-In Crossovers: LP
* Bass Boost: 0 - 18 dB
* Frequency Response: 10-40,000 Hz
* Signal to Noise Ratio: > 100 dB
* Fuse Rating: 2 x 30 amps


Subwoofer Specifications

* Size: 12 inch
* Sensitivity: 96.4 dB
* Frequency Response: 18-500 Hz
* Recommended RMS Power: 1000W
* Peak Power Handling: 2000W
* Impedance: dual 6 ohms


What does this sound like to you?
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What does this sound like to you?
the amp sounds like an overrated piece of crap.

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Well i'm having a problem with my setup. I'll be listening to music and at a random time the sub stops going to the music and i'm getting a steady... thump, 1 second pauce, thump, 1 second pauce, etc...

Everytime this happens I hit my power button and it thumps about twice more then stops. I turn the head unit back on and it works normal until this happens again. It is currently running at 3 ohms, which was already done with purchase.

* Amplifier Type: Mono
* RMS Power: 400W x 1 @ 4 ohms
* THD at 4-Ohm RMS Power: 0.02%
* RMS Power: 800W x 1 @ 2 ohms
* Speaker Level Inputs: Yes
* Preamp Outputs: Yes
* Built-In Crossovers: LP
* Bass Boost: 0 - 18 dB
* Frequency Response: 10-40,000 Hz
* Signal to Noise Ratio: > 100 dB
* Fuse Rating: 2 x 30 amps


Subwoofer Specifications

* Size: 12 inch
* Sensitivity: 96.4 dB
* Frequency Response: 18-500 Hz
* Recommended RMS Power: 1000W
* Peak Power Handling: 2000W
* Impedance: dual 6 ohms


What does this sound like to you?
When it is malfunctioning, get out and look at the amp to see if any of the power or protection lights are going on/off or blinking. You could also get a multi meter and check the power, ground, and turn on to see that the voltage is constant and ground is good.
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the amp sounds like an overrated piece of crap.
Oh wow... thanks for the input with my problem.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2005, 10:22 AM
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what radio do you have? and hows the remote turn on hooked up? if its on when the radio is off its just feed back from the car. had this problem befor with useing stock radio
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amp: audiobahn A8000T
sub: audiobahn AlumQ12
head unit: clarion DXZ555MP


The remote wire is hooked up normally... blue wire from remote amp to blue wire in head unite
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When it is malfunctioning, get out and look at the amp to see if any of the power or protection lights are going on/off or blinking. You could also get a multi meter and check the power, ground, and turn on to see that the voltage is constant and ground is good.


power light is consistant, and the protection light is not going off.


i'm about to get the multi out...
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2005, 12:18 PM
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i would say either your RCA cables are ran in a bad spot with your remote wire, your RCA cables are bad, your RCA outputs on the head unit are bad, or the amp just cant handle the 3 OHM load and is getting to hot
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id check the ground wire to make sure you have good contact and make sure the gauge of the power wire is the same as the gauge of the ground.

amp could be dying too, but try everything first.

dont mind onebadwagon, he is just mad his audio shit is installed onto his back since he has a motorcycle.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2005, 12:25 PM
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id check the ground wire to make sure you have good contact .
yeah check that, if it is grounded on paint, take a screw driver and scrape the paint off
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