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    I suspect something may be wrong with my amp.

    Setup: Kenwood KIV-BT900 HU (mechless)(6 months old)
    HAT Imagine 6 1/2(1 week old)
    Sound Stream Nano Picasso 4 channel amp (PN.320.4) 1 month old
    Vehicle: Harley Davidson Electra Glide

    Symptoms: The music sounds like its a skipping cd when there is no CD because im using a USB thumb drive.This symptom goes away when the bike is parked. This happened with the HU before the Kenwood as well so I dont suspect the HU to be bad. I have replaced the inline fuse to the correct amperage, I have rechecked the wires going to the amp and the HU and they all look nice and clean. I will recheck the wires to the speakers tonight and make a decision then. Am I missing anything that could go wrong? Is there is a setting on the amp I should be looking at?







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    Re: I suspect something may be wrong with my amp.

    Could be a cracked solder in the amp on a power or ground it will turn on and off when hitting bumps. With system on try banging on amp and wiggling power connections and see if it does it.



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    Re: I suspect something may be wrong with my amp.

    Ok. I will also check my power and ground connections at the amp and their perspective locations.




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    Re: I suspect something may be wrong with my amp.

    Or RCA connections that have strain. Or voltage instability. Monitor voltage during the issue.



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    Re: I suspect something may be wrong with my amp.

    On the ride home it started to sound like the sound was going out at higher volume. I couldnt tell if it was one speaker going in and out or both at the same time. It didn't happen when I hit a bump but had surging sound at higher volume with deep bass tones.




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    Re: I suspect something may be wrong with my amp.

    So, I scraped the paint off the neck of the bike and re-grouded it there. I rechecked my RCAs and they are good. My speaker wires are nice and tight on the speakers and on the amp. I believe i have 8guage power and ground wires and they should suffice with the amp wattage. Should i step it up to 6 or 4. I know 4 is a little overkill but im getting clipping sound like it cant take much more power than what im giving it. (rap over heavy bass lines drop out at high volumes) when I went to the bigger fuse some of it went away. (At first i couldnt even listen to the music) Then when I cleaned up the ground connection a little more went away. I played it the loudedst i have played it ever on the way to work this morning and its still there but i dont know what else i can do to get it 100%. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving.




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    Re: I suspect something may be wrong with my amp.

    How large of a charging system does the bike have. Sounds like its having voltage issues. Could you fit a larger battery on the bike like a kinetic hc600? Id recommend a volt meter hooked up to amps inputs to see where your voltage is durning issue.



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