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  1. Something strange has happened to me today. Any ideas?

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    So it's been a stressful day today; the gain on my amps been quite high for some time from my old head unit. I went to lower it so i can take advantage of the volume. Anyhow, turn the amp down a bit but I went to press play and for some reason the head unit shot up its volume to max; honesty it...
  2. Blown output transistor, can I remove it and just use a different channel?

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Hey guys, I have an amp with a blown output transistor (ADS p640). I'm only using 2 channels and it has 6 channels. Is it possible for me to just remove the shorted transistor so it doesn't blow the fuse, and use channel 3 instead of 2? This is mostly just to test the other parts like the PSU...
  3. Amp Repair Needed. Zapco C2k 9.0

    Equipment Repair and Modification
    Getting ready to do a new build with 2 zapco 9.0's and 2 6.0's . But one of my 9.0's has a problem and it won't shut off. I only realized because the amp powers my zapco eq and when I shut the car off, the eq stayed on. So the amp won't shut off, other than that it bangs!!! What I need to...
  4. alpine type x crossover help

    General Car Audio Discussion
    hey guys, just doing some troubleshooting and can't eem to find the info i'm looking for about these crossovers. i know the x pros apparently had some lightbulb tweeter protection and was wondering if the ref ones had the same thing and if the bulbs are replaceable. i picked these up secondhand...
  5. Help? Amp/sub no longer working

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hokay, So my ex boyfriend had put a sub and amp in my car. He had worked at an electronics place and thats where my products came from. I do not feel comfortable going back to said store because everyone there knows me and it is super awkward. Especially considering the car audio installer was...
  6. Rockford Fosgate amplifier malfunctioning issue...need help please.(very discriptive)

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Rockford Fosgate t1000-1bd Model #: 1325-55898-01 (2008) model I'm going to walk you through my processes to what led to this amplifier malfunctioning. I have a dodge ram 1500 2005 running two batteries with a 0 gauge running to the battery underneath the rear bench seat which is hooked up to...
  7. JL 12W7 blown? Or repairable?

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hey guys so I was listening to music today in my car and my bass sounded muffled and obscure. So I open my trunk to see that my sub had two tears on the housing right by the cone. I don't know if this means I shit out of luck, or if I have a chance to salvage my sub and fix it. Any ideas?
  8. Replace burnt tweeters

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello all, Over the past week I finally got to upgrading my system (install thread to come if interested) I amped the front components with an MRV T420 to give my SPS 600C 110w per. As I was beginning the tuning process (high passed at 400 and 0 bass eq) I turned my HU up to 25/35 and started...
  9. This truck keep blowing amplifiers and cant figure out why

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Setup: 1 RE Audio xtx 500.5 amp 4 RE Audio XXX Component speakers 1 slimline 10" SL sub from RE Audio Pioneer Headunit (not sure model but 2 months old from Best Buy) 2007 chevy silverado new body Problem: Multiple amps have fried and gone into protection mode and will...
  10. Cannot Get Amp to Power On

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Equipment: Amp - JL2 360.2 (Bridged) Sub - ARC Audio ARC Series 12" (350 RMS; wired to 4ohm) Box - Dual Port 1.25m Enclosure; I am changing the box soon, but including it for general purposes. Problem: I cannot get the amplifier to turn on. I have checked the power, ground and remote wires...
  11. Spent thousands. Tired of being ripped off.

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I come here in desperation! I am not an expert. My knowledge of mobile electronics is extremely limited and blurred with lies. I like excellent quality sound and I won't settle for less. I currently own 2 JL audio C5 650 components powered by a 300/2 JL amp (V1 I think) 2 JL w3's in an H.O...
  12. another blown driver :(

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    i've been doing my own installs for over 8 years now, and i've blown probably 20 drivers... never a tweet or a horn. i can't seem to find a mid that can play low at high volumes and crank like hell. i listen to mostly metal. i need to find a mid that can take some serious abuse and sound good...