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Bluetooth + JP95 - First time, can't get audio output.

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Hey All, Please help

Trying to create an invisible stereo in a classic pickup 1956 F100.
Testing it out on a table-top first before I install it. This is my current layout. I have a fuse between the battery and the rest of the setup. when I install in the vehicle, I'll move accessory to the auto accessory wire.
The DS18 has an always on blue LED
I am powering with a car battery, voltage has read 12.5 currently reads 12.1
When I start streaming to the DS18, it has an always on Red LED
When I start streaming to the DS18, the Power/Protect LEDs come on on the amp. They flicker at varying patterns
First attempt, no sound, shut it off for a while, messed with some of the settings
Second attempt, i had it set to a CH3/4 mode, and I had audio to the 2 speakers. The sub controller showed 12.X and no adjustment of the dial knob made any difference.
I tried to swap to 5 ch, it kept playing through 2 speakers but nothing from sub. I tried to switch the sub from 4ohm to 2 ohm, no change
I turned everything off, checked and reset all of the wires, set it to ch 5. turned it on, no sound. Power and protect would flicker in varrying patterns, it doesnt look like trouble codes, but seems tied to the music that is playing.
Every other change I have made, I haven't been able to get back to sound in the 2 speakers.

I am a total noob, I do not know how to appropriately adjust the settings. My approach has been to set gain to about half, turn the filters to a hair above full left, and then experimentally test the switches. Mostly I have kept the switches in the configuration shown in the diagram below. Other than swapping between CH1/4 and CH5

The one time it did work, it seemed to take a good 30 seconds to start playing, but once it was I could start and stop at will, I had full control of volume just via my phone's volume.

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U need it on mode setting for channels 1-4; where do u have the two rcas plugged in at coming from the ds18 bt receiver

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Can u post a pic of how u got it set up….good close up pics of amp settings

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Do this for me remove all rcas except the rcas coming the bluetooth receiver into channels 1 & 2 and let me know whst happens…so remove all rcas from amp except the rca that come from the br receiver and plug them into 1 & 1 input

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Are u running a sub? The reason i ask is u dont the sub output wired

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Let me know what u find out

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Speaker 1 is wired to +CH1 and -CH2. The +CH1 connects to the + side on the speaker. The-CH2 connects to the - side of the same speaker.
Speaker 2 is wired to +CH3 and -CH4
Positive wires have a red stripe, negative wires are all black
Ok this is correct did u try what i told u with rca cables

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I have a sub. The one time I had audio from the 2 speakers, I had the sub connected with the switch set to 4 ohm, No audio came out of the sub. I have alternated trying to have it connected and disconnected to see if there was an issue the sub was causing.
Its definately a problem with how u have it wired with the rcas….do u have an aftermarket deck by any chance? Also chang emthe xover switch to 3/4 to HPF

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I do not have an aftermarket deck :(
I had searched across the web when this problem first happened. I came across a single post that said to use Y splitters to make it work.
How good of a ground do u have right now and make sure to change 3/4 to HPF

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How should I think about the 6 channels of RCA inputs? Which ones correspond to the bridged 1/2 channel and which ones correspond to the bridged 3/4 channel?
Do I want the 1st bluetooth output to connect all to 1 speaker's equivalent RCA inputs?
Do I want 1 of each of the bluetooth output to connect to the corresponding rca inputs?

Also, just, thank you for taking the time, I really really appreciate it.
I think i figured it out

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I am gonna send u a private msg with my number to text me make it easier

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