Typically the only things that will cause an amp to shut down like that is a bad ground or a signal that is clipping causing the amp to overheat and shut down. By the way, it would sound way better with an aftermarket head unit, just an FYI. When I play the radio the sound is low, lacks bass, cannot enjoy it at all.
Radio volume cabln be cranked to the maximum. The bass is overpowering. The highs are sharp intolerable.
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Previously had the same amp and sub with zero distortion. Is it possible that this car cannot be fitted with and amp and sub?
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The stock set up was better than it is now. Most Honda Accords are equipped with a noise cancellation microphone in the cabin — it needs to be disconnected, that will fix your problem! When the install is complete and I hook back up the battery neg terminal to the car, the system works and sounds good. But when I shut my car off and then turn it back on my amp comes up with the red light protection error every time after. I have no idea why. The factory system is the beats audio.
Do I need to keep the factory sub installed and wired up too? If it does, that would indicate possibly a poor ground for the amplifier. Hi Annie, I have an 06 maxima with the factory premium bose sound system.
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All i will need is a LOC with bass control, to tap into the rear stock sub and wire the amp kit like normal right? Also, the watt amp has watts rms x 1 channel 4 ohms bridged , and my sub is 4 ohms, watts rms watts max. Is this amp good enough to get nice bass from the sub? Or do i need to upgrade to a bigger one before i hook it up? I want bass without having to buy a new alternator lol….
Hi Ashton, yeah you got it right.
Can you do that or am I way off the mark? Hey Ben, it really kind of depends on your equipment. If not, yeah I would grab a 4 channel line output converter and use two separate RCA cables — one run the front channel and another to the sub channel. Additionally I would get a bass knob so you can have an independent sub level volume control as opposed to adjusting the bass on the head unit which will adjust bass levels to all speakers.
I just installed a aftermarket radio in my 06 Chevy Equinox, everything turns on and looks like it is working but no sound is coming out. Any ideas as to what could be wrong? You probably have a stock amplifier that needs to be powered up. Like if you have the Bose system? You would need to use the remote turn on lead from your aftermarket radio usually blue with a white stripe and wire that to the amp turn on lead in the car harness. Hello annie,awesome blog here! I am very familiar with audio systems and have performed all installs on my personal vehicles.
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I recently was stumped with my lastest install in a ram pick up truck. My question is if my oem amp is filtering out my signal to my 4 channel amp is it then best to tap the wires previous to the oem amp to achieve a better sound?. Whats happening is my door speakers are either entirely flat with no tweat,or they are all tweat.
FYI its a ram with a line out converter and aftermarkyamp already in place. You may need to do an audio processor that sums the frequencies off the stock amp prior to your aftermarket amplifier so you can get a true full range signal. Here are my questions.
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I have a F with Sony premium sound system. I can see the stock amp and stock sub. I have read that the amp also powers the door speakers. If so, what LOC would you recommend? I have a bass knob already that connects to the kicker amp that I want to install. I want to keep the look of my truck stock so I may swap out the stock door speakers, tweeters, and center speaker.
If I do so do you think the stock amp will do the aftermarket speakers justice? I was thinking of replacing them with Polk Audio components in the front and coaxial for the back. Hi Rob, Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it!
Ah Ford and their lovely Sony system. And they have so many variations! I can understand wanting to keep the look stock. I recently did this in a Subaru with Morel Tempo speakers just did speakers and dynamat off basic stock stereo and was pleasantly surprised at the justice the stock stereo did for those speakers. And if you ever did want to change the stereo, keep a look out for Alpine and iDatalink. So in the future there may be some nice options.
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Does tieing an LOC in parallel to the speaker circuit effect the circuit impedance? I think maybe you just mean running along side with rear speakers operating. So you can and are supposed to have your LOC installed along side your rear speakers. I hope that makes sense! Next how do i connect the wires in any case??
Do i have to keep the harness plugged into the head unit or do i have to keep it unplugged as i read somewhere you cannot power the speakers from both factory hu and amp simultaneously.. And while feeding the amp output back to speakers n subs we connect speaker wires to each speaker leads, so whats the difference between amp input signal n amp output signal, its confusing me as for eg. You can take the speaker leads off the back of the stock stereo and route them directly to your amp. The LOC is your input signal. That is feeding the actual audio signal to the amp.
The amplifier amplifies that audio signal and feeds it the speaker output. What if I were to tap into the factory speaker wires without the converter by cutting and splicing a rca cord? I think he only does this in cars that have a stock amp and have a direct low noise pre-amp level audio signal. I have an 07 maxima with a Bose amplifier.
Should I tap into wires that input into the bose amp or the output wires and which colors. Hey Chris, sorry for the late reply, was busy trying to survive the holiday season at our shop. OnDemand lists black as negative and white as positive on the stock subs.