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SeanDub
05-20-2007, 06:07 PM
I have a Pioneer Premier DEH-P880PRS and my DD9917b on a single IA 20.1 (0.5 ohm) in a box tuned around 35 hz makes it skip at about volume of 30 on the deck, 1/2 gain on bass boost knob, and 1/8 gain on actual amp. These settings are only to show off to friends when they wanna hear it, and I don't ride around with it like this. But I am building a different box tuned to the low 40s (rear fire instead of upfire) that I might use in competitions. But I would need to stop the skipping before I got into any competing.

So basically I want to know if you suffer(ed) from this problem and if you found a way to keep it from skipping, how you did it. In another thread, someone said get a lens cleaning CD and someone else said bend up more metal things :confused: .

While you're at it, if you have/had this problem, list up your HU, what you were running, and if you know what you were hitting on a meter when it happened.

Sean

04_edge
05-20-2007, 06:09 PM
yup my pioneer does it.

SeanDub
05-20-2007, 06:10 PM
^^^^
yeah, seems like it's a recurring problem with Pioneer decks

937DYTBOI
05-20-2007, 06:14 PM
thats y i try to stay away from pioneer, not that there bad but the smallest things frustrates you,



how long you had the unit, is the unit braced in the rear

SeanDub
05-20-2007, 06:20 PM
I have had the headunit installed for about 3 months now, but have only had the sub and amp in for two weeks. I do not think it is braced in the rear, I think it's got space behind it.

skadude016
05-20-2007, 06:23 PM
yup mine will skip like crazy at 50-60hz. I just use my ipod. No skipping ;)

SeanDub
05-20-2007, 06:27 PM
yeah, i am probably gonna get an iPod using my grad money after I get the window tinting done. I guess that's more incentive to get one. ***** though cuz Pioneer makes us get a $30 cord. Capitalism....

grassroots
05-20-2007, 06:28 PM
i gotta get an ipod... i usually pull my head unit out and hold it when i burp... recently i've stuffed a bunch of napkins and stuff between the hu and the mount so it fits a lot more snug... pretty ghetto looking but it actually works...

04_edge
05-20-2007, 06:41 PM
ya mine skips REAL bad at about 50hz with volumeat 40

adam71
05-20-2007, 06:42 PM
:rolleyes: You bass heads are funny.

SeanDub
05-20-2007, 08:11 PM
anybody know what they were hitting on a TL when there stuff skips? I want to get on a meter but don't live in a hotbed of car audio enthusiasts, so I am just looking for a range of possibilities

grassroots
05-20-2007, 08:19 PM
^
trying to get an idea of how many dbs you're hitting by when people's hu's start skipping is quite... retarded ( i couldn't think of any other word for it sorry).

skipping depends on make/model, quality of installation, dash position, ect ect... vibration of the cd player causes skipping, and that in no way relates to sound pressure...

SeanDub
05-20-2007, 08:24 PM
just wondering what people were hitting man...

grassroots
05-20-2007, 08:27 PM
well my hu would skip pretty bad with my 12s and they registered 147 in the kick on the TL... it had a lot to do with the frequency of the notes playing as well. anything under 40hz really made it bounce around and skip pretty easily...

and for the record, i knew someone with a pair of wal mart 10s in his jeep that made his hu skip and he probably wasn't above 135dbs...

SeanDub
05-20-2007, 09:19 PM
good enough, proved your point. What 12s were you runnin when you hit that 147?

grassroots
05-20-2007, 09:23 PM
two re sx 12s (one had a blown coil which was unknown at the time) on a mm3000.1 in a box tuned to 32hz in an extended cab ranger... was at 144.4 sealed up or something close to that...

fwb_1234
05-24-2007, 05:20 PM
You should probably just get some real equipment and try again.

skadude016
05-24-2007, 09:19 PM
You should probably just get some real equipment and try again.

:wow: :suicide:

grassroots
05-24-2007, 09:23 PM
:wow: :suicide:

yeah was he talking to me or the OP? either way... :suicide: :rolleyes:

azbass
05-24-2007, 09:25 PM
and you guys thought i was teh mean

skadude016
05-24-2007, 09:59 PM
yeah was he talking to me or the OP? either way... :suicide: :rolleyes:

ya he is a freakin' tard :laugh:

fwb_1234
05-25-2007, 12:33 AM
:jk:




He's a friend of mine and I recognize his stereo superiority.

SeanDub
05-25-2007, 08:30 AM
haha, yeah fred was just kidding and had to have been talking to me, not grassroots. Anyway, looks like I'm just gonna get an iPod to eliminate the skipping

redscorpio69
05-25-2007, 08:48 PM
how can u tell how many bds ur system is hittin

SeanDub
05-25-2007, 08:56 PM
how can u tell how many bds ur system is hittin

dBs*

Get on a dB meter.
The most respected/used meter currently is the new TL (Term-lab)

Most big time car audio shops will have one, but there are a lot without them, especially in smaller areas (my area).

Earlier, I was just asking if anyone who had headunit skip problems if they knew from a meter at what decibel level their skipping occurred.