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  1. Please help I’m pulling my hair out

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    I have recently installed a new stereo in my truck and I cannot get it to function properly. I installed new speakers all around a new headunit and an amp and sub I had laying around. When I turned everything on I had popping and cracklings in my speakers and the amp would turn off and on. I...
  2. Radio not always powering on with ignition. Ground issue?

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    I recently just replaced the radio in an excavator and I am having weird issues. Sometimes the radio will turn on with the ignition, other times it won't. Then to fix it I have to plug in the radio with the ignition off and then turn the ignition on to get it to work again. But turning the...
  3. Tip: how to resolve a "2002 Subaru wont start" "acts like its not getting gas" after working on stereo issue.

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Equipment: Replacing Nakimichi (Clarion) CD & Tape in 2002 Subaru Outback Wagon with Kenwood DMX706S, Infinity 6030s in front doors, Infinity 6532s in back doors, JL Audio RD900/5 amp and Pioneer TS-SW2002D2 8" shallow mount subwoofer (to replace 6x9 sub). Scenario: Last night i: removed door...
  4. troubleshooting odd sounds at high volumes

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Hello, I'm trying to diagnose a problem with my setup that occurs at high volumes. Certain bass notes, especially ones like a hard drum kick or something with sharpness, will begin to distort past a certain volume. The sound is difficult to describe but it's almost like a flapping noise...
  5. Odd noise possible short?

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    1 pioneer head unit deh midbrand. 2x Polk mm1540dvc isobaric 1ohm Polk 1200watt amp 2 pair MM571 polk 500 watt 2channel bridged. Shuriken 2000W and 1500w crank So, one day I am playing within range 48 out of 62 volume well below clip and distortion. Output on sub amp 14-16vac. Speaker amp...