1. rroeder

    Amplifier wont work at higher volumes

    Okay so I have a Skar RP-1500 hooked up to two cheap 12s, I’ve had this setup for maybe 10 months now with zero issues, this last weekend the car didn’t start one time and when I hopped in it on Monday I realized my subs weren’t hitting at all. They’d almost pop when the bass hit, with the bass...
  2. Bbean12

    Need some help with a amplifier and speaker setup

    So I bought a kenwood KAC-M5024BT amplifier for my motorcycle. It puts out 50w x 4 channel rms and has a max power of 600w. I have 4” mounted towers on my bike that I bought with 4” 45KM44 kickers installed that work at 50w rms and 4-ohms. After about a week one of the speakers blew and I’m...
  3. Jakezacb

    Need clarification with capacitor wiring

    Let me start with some back story. The photo attached is of my 2x 10" kicker subwoofers, 600 watt kicker amp, and a 2.5F capacitor. This went in my 2013 mini cooper and worked amazingly well for the year i had it in there. I have since sold the coop as multiple, EXPENSIVE, problems arose but i...
  4. H


    I was running a test tone and put my DMM AND as soon as the test leads made contact to the speaker outputs it’s sparked and my amp switched into protect mode for 10 seconds thoughts? Is it safe?
  5. L

    Faulty amp

    Hi, I recently purchased my first mono car amp (Raveland XMA 650) that doesn't work with an goal to fix it. When I first tried to power it it would draw a lot of current and do nothing but light up it's power led... when I opened it I found a small cap that got blown up so I replaced it, after...
  6. H

    Need help amp under producing

    I’m currently running a sundown SFB1000.1d and my amp will clip even tho I’m running half the watts it should be able to produce at 1ohm
  7. MarcelGous

    Installed new system and need assistance

    Good Day All So i took my 2012 Audi Q7 to a reputable car audio installer here in my country, but was extremely disappointed when i left the shop. Audio screen was replaced with a aftermarket android unit and a Hi-Low converter was added for signal to the amp (this was due them not getting...
  8. nathanp203

    need help on wiring new system

    hi all, im very new to this yet i have a decent exposure to audio outside of cars just bought this equipment and obtained an old amp: 1 pair pioneer TS-G1020F speakers in front dashboard (4 Ω max pwr 210w nominal input 30w) 1 pair pioneer TS-G1730F speakers in rear (4 Ω max pwr 300w nominal...
  9. S

    New Amp Different sound?

    This is finna be long lmao but im having trouble with my system so i used to run a memphis m6 with a kicker cxa.800.1 with an epicenter and system sounded perfect but I decided I wanted a lil bit more so I upgraded the amp to a skar 1200.1 and it bangs harder just that bass seems to roll off at...
  10. T

    Should i get this amp/these subs & run 'em at 8 ohm???

    Hey all, I'm getting a 2017 Ram 1500 crew cab and I want to put a couple 12" subs under the back seats. I was thinking of running them into a monoblock doing 8ohms, for extra accuracy & detail (as opposed to 4ohm or 2ohm.) I'm not a Basshead so absurd SPL isn't what i'm looking for... I was...
  11. G

    Anyone ever used these?????

    I just stepped up my bass game an bought this combo. Can anyone please help I can't find a review on these for anything. Just curious what kind of performance I can expect.
  12. M

    Can you keep stock car subwoofer active after adding a new sub?

    I have a 2007 hummer h3 with a stock 8 inch monsoon audio system that I’m pretty sure has an amp that is 8 channel 2 to the tweeters, 4 to the doors and 2 more to the 8" stock sub If I added a 12 inch kicker in a ported box with its own 500 watt rms amp, can I still keep that stock sub active...
  13. D

    Help identifying what kind of amp this is.

    I know it’s a 2 channel amp but there is no brand name on it and I don’t know how many watts it is. I need to know what kind of amp I have if anyone can help.
  14. J

    Which amp?

    I’m about to buy 2 dual 2 ohm skar evl subs and I’ve got three amps in mind ct sounds 1500w, Skar 1500w & D4 Sounds jp800w which dynos 1000w which should I buy? Thanks I appreciate the help
  15. Bryant11

    What could be the issue?

    Hi I bought the TDA7498 amp and using that wiht my blaupunkt 4ohm speakers. the bass reduces as soon as o connect the 2nd rca. if i use the speakers on the same speaker port, the bass is good. its same with other port as well. As long as i am using same speaker out for both the speakers, i get...
  16. mosen

    Which amp for Rainbow GL-C6.2 components?

    Hi, I've bought a set of Rainbow Audio Germanium GL-C6.2 (6.5" 2 way components). The speakers are 4 ohm, 120W RMS, peak 180W. I'm looking for an amplifier that can drive them with a focus on SQ. I've got an Audi S3 Sportback, so just a small cabin to fill. Any ideas? Would want to spend under...
  17. blakemcdonnell

    Subwoofer / Amp Issues

    I recently recieved this sub/amp setup from my uncle for my birthday. 600W MegaVox Competition Amp and 2 x 10" Marathon subs in a Marathon competition sub box. I have a 200W power supply that I used to test them as they are 20-25 years old. When connected to the 200W (12V @ 18A) power supply the...
  18. nictowey

    Need Some Advice on my Setup

    Hi Everyone! I came here to see if anyone that's more knowledgeable than me could help with this issue. I am currently running 2 Alpine Type R's on a Polk Audio D1000.1 amp. I had this installed at a car stereo shop and had them tune the amp, however I have blown 2 sets of them already so 4...
  19. K

    WANTED 8000w+ amps

    In search of Powerus or half bridge only.. no Taramps please
  20. nictowey

    Need Some Advice on My Setup

    Hi Everyone! I came here to see if anyone that's more knowledgeable than me could help with this issue. I am currently running 2 Alpine Type R's on a Polk Audio D1000.1 amp. I had this installed at a car stereo shop and had them tune the amp, however I have blown 2 sets of them already so 4...
  21. RubyPuma69

    Remote wire on 2017 bmw 330i

    I’m looking to install some subs in my bmw today. I have gotten everything i need to know besides where to put the remote wire. i’ve looked everywhere and i can’t find where the remote wire would be on the bmw. Would it work if i just used a 12v cigarette lighter as the remote instead? Please...
  22. R

    Upgrading Electrical For First Time?

    I just purchased a 2000 Chevrolet cavalier LS 4DR. I am going to be purchasing (2) Sundown X 12 2 ohms (1500 watts a piece) and (1) Crescendo Bass Clef 6000W Amp In the next coming weeks. I will be custom building my box. I was wondering what electrical upgrades I will need to power this system...
  23. H

    Need help!

    I have a skar rp800.1d amp running off stock electrical at 14.24 volts dc at 40hz but without having bass boost on I’m reading pretty low in ac volts coming out of the speaker outputs. But with bass boost on and using ohms laws I’m showing around 800 watts to my sub at 1ohm. And I know bass...
  24. J

    Custom Raspberry Pi Head Unit Amplifier Advice

    Hello all, I am aware that this is an out of ordinary post for this forum, but any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am building a custom, Raspberry Pi (small single board computer) based head unit for my 2005 Ford F-150. It will run a custom software called OpenAuto Pro, and outputs...
  25. H

    Should i use preamp Outputs??

    I'm currently in the process of installing an avh 2300nex into my car and just removed the factory stereo. but I'm confused to if I should use the pre amp out puts or no, because the speaker do work if I connect the power supple wires to the stereo and the seem fine.... I don't wanna go into too...
  26. D

    Stock Head Unit and aftermarket amps through an AudioControl LCQ-1

    To clean up the sound from my stock Tacoma (non-JBL) I know I need a Line Out Converter. But I was looking at also adding DSP for the equalizer flexibility. Would this work and work well to do this: AudioControl LCQ-1 6-channel line output converter with equalizer. I will be running a Rockford...
  27. S

    Advice for an Audio System

    Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum and to car audio in general. I have a 2017 Subaru Impreza sedan with the rockford fosgate package that generally kind of *****. My plan is to run two 8 or 10 inch subs behind the rear seats, upgrade the speakers (3.5 in corner dash, 6x9 front doors, 6.5 rear...
  28. C

    Critique My Setup

    I am looking to purchase my first sub setup. I am looking for a single 12 in a ported box. I will be building the box and orienting it sub up port back on the drivers side, due to the car being a hatchback. I mainly listen to rap and want good bass to flex and feel without drowning out my other...
  29. C

    More Powerful 12 or Weaker 15

    Hello! I’m looking to purchase my first sub and amp setup and am fairly new to all of this still. I am deciding between the Skar SDR15 with a Skar RP800.1 amp or the Skar SVR12 with a Skar RP1200.1 amp. The sub will be going in a proper sized ported box in a hatchback, and I mainly listen to rap...
  30. C

    Need Help Deciding On Sub Purchase

    Hello! I am looking into getting my first sub and amp setup. I am thinking about getting a 15 inch skar sub with 600W RMS and 1200W max at 1 ohm and an amp with 800W RMS and 1200W max at 1 ohm. I have never had a setup before and don't know how loud this will be or if it will be enough. I mainly...
  31. H

    FOR SALE Cadence A7+HC Ultrashock Amplifier - $250

    Cadence 1200 Watt A7+HC Ultrashock Amplifier - $250 For sale, used Cadence amplifier, puts out 1200watts Specs: Mono Block 500W RMS x 1 @ 4 ohm 800W x 1 @ 2 ohm 1200W x 1 @ 1 ohm 24dB Low pass adjustable crossover 18dB adjustible Subsonic Filter RCA preamp line out 8 volt line input voltage...
  32. Hardeeville

    FOR SALE Sundown SCV & SAE Amplifers SALE

    Brand New Sundown SCV - 2000d & SAE 100.4 Amplifier Never installed or seen power. Purchased both amps + 2x Sundown SA 8" Subwoofers for new setup and 2 baby girls later they sit and stare at me in my closet
  33. M

    2 Channel amp using high level input but only 1 pair of speaker input

    Hi, Im trying to fit a 2 channel amp, Im using the high level input as i need to keep the standard head unit. Problem I have is that I only have 1 pair of high level input cables, the right rear speaker. The left rear speaker cable is not reachable unless i strip the rear car down. So i have...
  34. T

    Subwoofer underpowered

    im running the setup below and it just doesn't hit as hard as I would like. I have a feeling this system is under powered and would like a recommendation on how to improve. 10" CompC 4 Ohm SVC CX300.1 Mono Amplifier
  35. K

    Low hz rumble though sub only while stereo is on

    Low hz rumble though sub only while stereo is on i have 2 0awg power and 2 0awg grounds plus aditional grounds connecting bed and cab of truck to frame. seems like a ground loop but i cant find it. i have a skar zvx15d.2 v.3 and a RP2000D
  36. lukehester

    Need Help!

    I have a Ampere Audio AA-2000.1. I installed the amp 2 days ago and it would randomly go into protect mode. I woke up this morning and now that amp immediately goes into protect mode when i turn the car on. I have disconnected everything except the B+, ground, and remote wire, and still the same...
  37. lukehester

    NEED HELP!!!

    Okay, i'm new to car audio and need some insight. So i have 2 DVC SA-12 subs @ 2 ohms per coil. My amp is a Ampere Audio AA-2000.1d that is 2000w @ 1 ohm and 1000w @ 2 ohms. The amp is a monoblock so it has only 1 channel, but has 2 positive terminals and 2 negative terminals. My goal is to get...
  38. Scary_boy_dave

    Subwoofer turns off! Plz help!!!

    I have a rocksford Fosgate 1200x1 amp with 2 p300 subwoofers and when I turn the bass boost up on my stock head unit sometimes the subs will turn off. They don’t just stop working but they will just turn off for like half a second and idk what’s going on. And the “clean” input and output lights...
  39. R

    Setting amp to the proper settings

    What’s up guys? So today I am looking for some help on how to properly set my amp. I’ve never “tuned” an amp so I don’t know what to set the LPF to. I know to leave the bass boost at zero, the other thing on my amp is that there is no “gain” setting. So I imagine the input sensitivity is the...
  40. N


    Hey all, I am kinda new to the technical things of car audio. I recently put 4 10” R2D4 rockfords running out at 2 ohms in a sealed box to a JBL A1000 amp. I’m curious as where I should set my LPF. I have my gain set at about 44 volts. The subs frequency response are 45-250 hz with sensitivity...