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      Hey man I saw a post you added to a question about the titan 8, HO alternator etc I'm currently running a kicker CXA 1800.1 on stock everything except 0 gauge wire and my 19 Camry is handling it fine no voltage drop period but I want to upgrade from the dual 12 Q-class to the dual 12 solo x setup but I am wondering if I can drop a LTO bank in the place of my battery and be good it's the same thing as the titan 8 and where the titan 8 is 10ah the bank is 40ah which call me stupid but if my math is correct that is the equivalent of 4 titan 8's correct and for the price of half of one titan 8 but the guy at the dealership keeps trying to get me to buy three titan 8 for my car to handle the setup I want any help would be appreciated also the 19 Camry is not compatible with a HO alternator because of the ONBUS/LINBUS electronics build reasoning for going the battery route
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      I just got my stereo installed and I went to use my new SMD DD-1 to detect distortion from my head unit but I’m having some issues. (yes I’ve read the manual) so I’m using a 1khz test track off of Apple Music since my head unit doesn’t have a CD player. I have no speaker wire hooked up to my amp just the RCA’s from the head unit . I get a voltage on my multi meter but when I use the SMD DD-1 I can turn the head unit volume all the way up and I get no signal detection light and no distortion light. I also tried messing with the gain control on the amp and still no signal or distortion light. Head unit is set to flat in EQ and all crossovers are set to full range. Tried a 40hz test tone as well and same results. Just a power light and no signal or distortion lights. Head unit puts out 5 volts pre amp voltage. Multi meter shows voltage to all the channels including sub. My last issue is I tried messing with different tones and whatnot for about 30 minutes and sometimes when I turn the SMD on the distortion light is on all the time even when I’m not touching anything with the probes. Then when I turn it off and get it to turn on without acting up it still doesn’t work when trying to detect signal or distortion. Anyone have any insight or advice?
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