1. johnnyb_aussie

    Mekede M6 Pro 2k + Hertz speakers + JBL 5ch = hum/whine ??? Help please

    Installed the m6pro plus 2k, was super happy with it... until i installed hertz speakers all round and jbl 5ch amp. There is feedback hum/whine through the speakers. This hum/whine was is not present if I connect the speakers to the headunit directly using the headunit built in amp. (ran this...
  2. cmartinez73

    HELP figuring out size of alternator needed!

    I am trying to run 4k RMS to 2 12s out of an 8kW amp in a 2006-11 civic si (the 2.0L) the amps of the oem alt is around 105-110, i know im going to need electrical upgrades. Can anyone help me/ tell me how to figure out the power my alternator puts out. I assume I will probably need an extra...
  3. Koverbover

    Need help with a build, two 10s and one 12

    So I built a box, the 12 is in the middle (ported) and the 10s are sealed. I just melted that 12, guess I can't hook up different sized subs to the same mono amp lol. Anyways I have a 1000w rms alpine hooked up to the 10s for now and a 500w rms 4 channel for my front components. I need another...
  4. M


    I have a 1997 Toyota t100 xtra cab 3.4l v6. i have a thiram's 3k a and a CT sounds 400w 4 channel amp with a big 3. I'm running a avatar stu-15 3000w rms 6000w max. I have a 2nd battery which is the XS Power D375 XS Series 12V 800 Amp AGM battery. am getting ready to upgrade to a 240 amp alt and...
  5. M

    amplifier rattle

    I have a ATv2-60.4AB // 420 Watts RMS 4-Channel Car Audio Amplifier that is bolted on a board and the back has a clear plate on it that rattles due to my sub. I am not sure how to keep it from rattling without take the back plate off ( which voids warranty ). anything helps, Thank you!
  6. M

    amp in and out of power protect

    my ct sounds 1500w rms amp is going to power protect mode whenever it hits hard or low bass. I wired my sub ( avatar 15) to 2 ohms and it is reading 2.4 ohms on a dmm. im not sure if it is just going into power portect because it is trying to use too much power from the amp or if im doing...
  7. M

    battery dying

    i have a 2nd 12v battery for my amp and recently it stopped producing 12v ( ive only had it for 4 months) i figured something was pulling power while the truck was off or it wasn't charging correctly. it could be a charging issue. i also took it out and charged it to 12v and i watched it slowly...
  8. M


    my music in my truck cuts in and out whenever I hit a bump. I have a aftermarket radio and after market speakers I have spliced into the original wire so I am not using a harness. I've run new speaker wire from my head unit to my left front thinking it would fix it and it did but it still cuts...
  9. V

    Need help with AudioControl DM-608 DSP

    I just recently upgraded from an Audiocontrol LCQ-1 Line output converter to an AudioControl DM-608 DSP. The Smart DSP Software is an absolute nightmare. I need some help. I know the unit has huge potential but the tuning is the most obnoxious and janky thing. I'm relatively new to car audio...
  10. I

    Pioneer headunit skipping songs / changing screens on its own

    have a Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX headunit in my 2017 Focus ST. Besides the t-harness from idatalinks focus specific kit, it's connected with a idatalink maestro rr as well to maintain the steering wheel controls. All of a sudden one day it started restarting songs and/or skipping songs. Sometimes it...
  11. A

    High pitched noise coming from speaker that raises in pitch with raising rpm.

    Hello, so my front right tweeter has started making a high pitch constant tone that will increase in pitch as the rpm’s are increased. Sometimes when I go over a bump the sound will stop until I hit another bump and it resumes. Correction of the issue when going over bumps makes me think...
  12. S

    Alpine IDA-X301

    Hey guys! I just bought an of course used Alpine IDA-X301 for my e46. I read that it has iphone support. I was wondering if it still works with the new iphones too because the latest iphone that is mentioned in the manual is the 3g :S Is there anyone who has one and can confirm that the...
  13. goblintown

    Can someone help identify this Sundown Audio sub?

    Purchased new around 3 years ago. It’s a 10” I know that much. Believe I paid around $800 for it at the shop. Never was able to install it so it’s just been sitting in storage. Seems like there’s a few that look almost identical and I can’t tell which this is. Trying to sell it since I’m...
  14. nsword10

    drivers side speakers stopped working

    i installed a new radio and new kicker front speakers in my 04 f150, and at first, the front left speaker was cutting out, so i rewired it (using heat shrink connectors if that matters). that didn’t solve it, and a few weeks later, my rear left speaker, which is still a stock speaker, quit...
  15. Goofyah car

    Can a song that is clipping damage my sub or amp?

    Hello i just installed my new two 15's subs. They are connected to 3000w amp. I was looking for a good demo song, then i came across a good rebassed song that ''shakes'' my car the best out of all other tracks. The problem is that the song is clipping when i checked it on audacity. Can this...
  16. C

    Car Stereo Compatibility

    Hi all, I am unsure of something and am hoping somebody would have the answer, I am looking to update my Hyundai Tucson 2006 single din stereo to a touchscreen stereo with android auto. The stereo says it supports android 10, however as my phone is android 13 will this mean it would not work?
  17. Cataldo04

    Subwoofer issues

    I am using a line out convertor in my 2009 grand Cherokee and it worked perfectly for around two weeks and then suddenly stopped I have the amp hooked up to an eight inch kicker slim sub in a kicker wedge box I hooked the power and control up to a switch because for some reason the amp would not...
  18. ttrevorreese

    Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX: ASL & Rear View Camera Issues

    Hello, I have a Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX installed in a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. I previously had it installed in a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta before switching it, where it worked completely fine. However, after switching, there have been a couple issues that I have been unable to figure out. The...
  19. L

    Yooo whassup homies!

    Ciao, My names Vincent, im 32 a single father to a 4 year old BA kid! I drive an 04(new body style) Ford f150. It was and is my first ever truck i got at 17. I havnt done too much work on it except getting the engine rebuilt, a few cosmetic things and replacing broken or worn out parts on it...
  20. Ste

    Advice regarding steering wheel control setup with pioneer sph250dab

    My skoda fabia mk2 has no steering wheel controls built in so i bought this unit ( to add the function. I've connected it all up, i have the correct wiring loom that also includes the connects2 steering wheel adapter, to my pioneer...
  21. DonJohnson

    Car Stereo wiring help

    Hey guys, I am attempting to swap out old aftermarket stereo with new stereo. The existing wiring is a bit of a nightmare. I am not sure what the wires heading off to the right and left are for. Perhaps the wire to the right goes to battery for constant power but what are the wires going...
  22. 2

    Help!! Been dealing with this to long

    So in my 2020 civic si I have 2-12 kicker comp R and a decent amp to my knowledge. Every time I press the brake or press the gas pedal the subs like cut out and seem like they want to thump but the amp is going into protect when I press the brake or gas pedal (there electric pedals) but when I...
  23. F

    COMPLETED 2000 Buick Regal LS

    Hello! I'm looking to upgrade my factory sound system to get the highest clarity and most efficient sound replication. Here was my idea: (All are component style parts) JBL Step-Up MultiElement 5 1/4" (Two-Way) In the OEM front door space JBL Step-Up MultiElement 6x9" (Three-Way) In the OEM rear...
  24. RotkvicaBoi

    I need help filling up the t/s parameters for skar audio SDR-18

    Bassbox pro requires many t/s parameters some of which arent on the skar audio website. This is my first time searching for t/s parameters online and i dont know how accurate the estimate and calculate options of this program are. I haven't really found what i needed, i was wondering if anyone...
  25. G

    White Noise from Tweeters Help!!!

    Car: 2019 Camry XSE 8” display, Non-JBL Speakers: Front - JBL Club 602CTP. Rear - JBL Club 620F Amp: Infinity Reference 3004A Subs: Skar SDR 2x10 Amp: Skar 1500 watt mono I have a white noise/hiss coming from the tweeters of my component system. The noise is there when the radio turns on. If...
  26. Drizzy0802

    How Many Subs For Space In Trunk

    I am able to fit a 32 x 15 x 18 box in my car. I would like to build a custom ported enclosure. I am going to run either a sundown 1500 watt sub or 2 750 watt ones. I know that cone area significantly increases sound but also iI would have to make a larger port cutting down on my usable cubic...
  27. jakedasnayk

    Have power but no sound

    Just got finished installing a new double din head unit in my 99 mustang GT, i have power and the unit itself works but i am not getting any sound out of the speakers, what should i do?
  28. D

    Metal rattling noise from inside sealed box

    I just installed 2 Sundown Sd4 10s in a sealed box in my 2015 Tacoma but there is a metal rattling sound coming from the sides of the box where the wire connections are. Does anybody have an idea of what is causing this noise? I have 2 videos attached showcasing the noise. But my phone distorts...
  29. Jackson_lmr

    Ground Loop, Engine Noise

    Alright, so I’m having engine noise and static in the speakers. Here’s what I’ve done to attempt to fix it so far: 1. Power and ground straight from battery to head unit (grounded from back of head unit to battery negative) 2. Grounded rcas to back of head unit. 3. Checked grounds, all...
  30. Outcome365


    I have crumbled I am going to have to bring my truck to a car audio shop how do I make sure they did everything right or what are some things I should check to make sure they didn't **** up?
  31. A

    Need help identifying this subwoofer

    I was given this subwoofer for free it has a blown voice coil and I was thinking of repairing it but I can’t identify what model it is any help
  32. K

    First timer help

    I've done a few little projects in various rigs but I wanna spend some big bucks on my jeep. I mainly am here just to make sure this setup will come together nicely. What better place for reinsurance than here! Here's what I'm trying to do.. I currently have 2 12" 2400 skar audio subs from a...
  33. 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
  34. K

    Music Pauses When Reversing

    Hi I was wondering if someone can help me with this issue? I have a Jensen CAR687 aftermarket radio that I got installed at Best Buy. I’ve noticed that whenever I shift into reverse, my music pauses and to be honest, it’s kinda annoying. I’ve looked all over the settings to see if there’s a way...
  35. P

    Need help ATOTO Gen2 S8 Lite in 2013 Nissan Altima SL (Bose)

    Hello everyone, super noob here, but doing my best to learn. I have a 2013 Nissan Altima SL...This model comes with BOSE sound system but no gps. I have purchased a DOUBLE Din ATOTO Gen2 S8.Lite (10.1") <--click for link to product. I have tried looking online myself. and have contacted several...
  36. J

    Tundra Door Speakers and amp/sub install help

    I've been doing research and slowly accumulating stuff for a month or so on how to do this, but the information/hype on youtube and cruthfield leaves me with some questions. I bought a 5 channel JP95 amp, 18inch subwoofer, 6.5 midrange door speakers (4), 0/1 power wire, 10awg speaker wire, 16awg...
  37. 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...
  38. WillisMyName

    Issues with clipping

    I apologize ahead of time if I am not asking in the right place. I have one X-12 v.2 by Sundown in a custom ported box. The amp powering it right now is an SFB 2000d I've done the Big 3 as well as replaced my factory alternator with a high amp one. I've tuned it best I can using the clip light...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...