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    No one buy this amp!

    Clarion XR2410 400W, XR Series 4-Channel Amplifier

    I dont know how it got this many 5 star ratings but its a P.O.S.. I have it powering 4 hifonics 6x8's and running off a jvc arsenal HU. Only sounds clean at low volumes and doesnt get loud AT ALL. Mabey as loud as the speakers got running off my HU. When i do turn it up loud half way through the song the sound gets like.. muffled and i have to turn it down. IDK why. I set gains and xovers properly too. Probably gona sell it and run the speakers from the HU.







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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    clarion makes good stuff.. don't be so quick to blame it.




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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian View Post
    clarion makes good stuff.. don't be so quick to blame it.
    IDK what else it could be. I upgraded the speakers. I upgraded the HU. To no prevail.




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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    by properly what do yo mean?
    But yeah that amp doesn't seem to be the greatest.



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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    The saying is "to no avail" which means the changes u made were to no benefit.

    Anyway, this doesn't seem right. What are your speakers impedance reading? Doing 2 sets of rcas back?




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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    Quote Originally Posted by NFrazier View Post
    The saying is "to no avail" which means the changes u made were to no benefit.

    Anyway, this doesn't seem right. What are your speakers impedance reading? Doing 2 sets of rcas back?
    Yes rcas to front and rear channels. speakers are 4 ohm.

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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    Are you usin the headunit crossover and the amp crossover at the same time?



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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    well your only getting 60w rms to each speaker, I run my highs well over double there rated power to make sure I get a nice strong sound at high levels, you may just be underpowered try just the fronts and bridge the amp down to two channels at least you will know if the speakers need more power.

    ---------- Post added at 08:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:59 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    Are you usin the headunit crossover and the amp crossover at the same time?
    what would that do I cascade x-overs and never had a problem?




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    Quote Originally Posted by goingdef View Post
    well your only getting 60w rms to each speaker, I run my highs well over double there rated power to make sure I get a nice strong sound at high levels, you may just be underpowered try just the fronts and bridge the amp down to two channels at least you will know if the speakers need more power.
    Thats actually how i have it running atm. Doesnt seem to sound any different tho.




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    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    Are you usin the headunit crossover and the amp crossover at the same time?
    Only using HU xovers. Only a HPF no LPF.




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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    Just donate the amp to me and I'll give it a good home. After all, it's a Clarion.




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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    Quote Originally Posted by smgreen20 View Post
    Just donate the amp to me and I'll give it a good home. After all, it's a Clarion.
    I'll see you donation and offer to reimburse him shipping to me to properly dispose of that amplifier for him.



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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    You'll dispose of it whereas I will test it and then put it with my collection of other Clarion items. (over 60 of them)




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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    User error...



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    Re: No one buy this amp!

    OP was too high and hooked up the positive to the negative.

    FAIL THREAD




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