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Austin42156

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    Creating and tuning car stereo systems.
  1. I have had my Kenwood 450/4 amp for a while now and have been running it for about a year. It was fine at first but it started getting hot probably about 4 months after I had it. I looked around and realized the cooling fan wasn't turning. I doubt the amp is under warranty and I bought it secondhand anyways. I would rather fix the fan myself but I don't really know where to start? Is it possible that it could be something else besides the fan itself, is it very likely? I did a quick google search on the specs of the amp and tried to see if there was any kind of dimensions for the fan but I found nothing. I am fairly new to car audio and have never taken an amp apart. If anyone could help me or point me in the right direction it would be appreciated. I am afraid if I don't get the fan fixed soon I will have problems with the amp in the near future.
  2. I am looking for tips or tricks on how I can fix the vinyl on my dash, it is cracking in multiple places and I am worried its only going to get worse the longer I wait. I can't replace these parts of the dash or I would have done so already. I'm hoping to figure out a way to fix it where no one can notice that it was ever cracked. Is this an unrealistic expectation or possible? Thanks in advance, car is a 95' Firebird.
  3. So the temperature dropped to about -7 last night when I was getting off work and my car had been sitting for a good 8 hours in the parking lot. When I turned on my system I could barely hear the subs at all. I opened up the trunk and saw that the subs were insanely stiff, is this something that happens to other people in the winter too or could I have a leak in my trunk? I just bought these subs . I was thinking maybe it could be the electronics inside the amp?
  4. Just a small system I set up in my 1994 Cadillac Concours. Kenwood Kac 8105d amp, Kenwood W3013ps subs, and Audio Control LC2i Line Output Converter. Along with an FM Modulator. Everything else is stock. Amp is putting out 500 Watts Rms at 2 ohms. (Kenwood W3013ps Subs Wired to 2 ohms in a ported prefab box, 10 gauge wire throughout the whole box) (Audio Control LC2i Line Output Converter) (Kenwood Kac 8105d Amp, 2 ohm load, 4 gauge stinger) (LC2i signal coming from rear 6 x 9's) (Thanks for checking it out!)
  5. Also, when connecting the o-scope probes to the 6 x 9s. Do I need to hook up one probe to the negative on one speaker and the other probe to the positive on the other speaker or should I just use one speaker to connect it to?
  6. No all of the speakers plug into the amp on one harness. So its either all or none. The factory amp is also located in the trunk.
  7. Thank you so much. I probably never would have thought of that! This is one of the many reasons I use this forum. Also, this is the video I have been using as a reference when tuning my system. Does this video seem accurate? I used a 0db test tone in my other car to set my amp, should I do the same in this one?
  8. And the problem with disconnecting every speaker is that I have a tweeter and a mid in all four doors. And a center channel in the dash!
  9. But it gets even trickier because I have an FM modulator running so I can use my ipod. So it goes from Ipod, to fm modulator, to headunit, to LC2i, to amp.
  10. 1994 Cadillac Concours with the Factory Delco 11 Speaker System. I decided to use the 6 x 9's wires as my signal because they were old and the rubber had torn, also the factory system only sent them basslines. So in my trunk I cut the positive and negative wires going into the 6 x 9s and hooked them up to the speaker level inputs on my LC2i. And then it goes to the amp through RCA's. So the LC2i is before my amp.
  11. 1994 Cadillac Concours with the Factory Delco 11 Speaker System. I decided to use the 6 x 9's wires as my signal because they were old and the rubber had torn, also the factory system only sent them basslines. So in my trunk I cut the positive and negative wires going into the 6 x 9s and hooked them up to the speaker level inputs on my LC2i. And then it goes to the amp through RCA's. So the LC2i is before my amp.
  12. Can anyone help me? In my car I'm driving for the winter I just recently installed subs. I still have my factory head unit and speakers. My amp is hooked up to a Audio Control LC2i Line output converter which is getting its signals from my rear deck 6x9s. I need to set my amp with an o-scope but I am wondering if playing the test tones over my factory speakers can damage them? I can't disconnect the speakers because then my amp would have no signals going into it since the Audio Control gets its signals from the 6 x 9s. I own an o-scope and have used one to set my amp gains in my other car. Just don't want to blow any factory speakers. Is it stupid to even try to use a scope with this setup?
  13. I have heard that a round perfect circle speaker will sound better compared to an oval or a square sized speaker because it can produce sound waves more accurately. I was also told that a 6.5 inch is the perfect mid range speaker, because it is round, isn't too large, but isn't too small. Does the shape of the speaker really matter when it comes to the sound of the speaker? Would a 5 inch speaker sound better compared to a 6.5 or would a 4x10 blow them all out of the water. What do you think when it comes to speaker size and shape? What's your "perfect speaker"?
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