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Hey so I've only been having this issue since I switched out my subs and amplifier from a kenwood excelon set up to the rockford amp and subs. Whats happening is the amp BANGS all day no matter what at the lows but the moment it gets to a higher frequency seems like a punchier frequency (I wish i Knew what frequency it was but i Just know its not the low end probably way closer to 80hz), it goes into PROTECTION mode. I thought at first it wasn't getting enough voltage and my battery tested at 50% cause i do have a battery tester at our shop, so I changed my battery today and I'm still having the same issue. I know its not my wiring because i had no problems with others amps and subs ect. Rockfords support tech keeps saying its clipping at this certain frequency, which I'm not eliminating yet, but the thing is I have my gain set to just under 7, and it was still doing the same thing even when i had the gain set to under 5. and it doesnt hit nearly as hard as it should be unless i turn the gain closer to over half. I just want to know what i can eliminate and what i should try if you guys are familiar with this issue. If my amp is clipping why wouldnt it be clipping on the lows and only does it on the highs? Another thing is it hardly does it when I'm parked, mailny does it when I'm driving which is really irritating because I want it when I'm driving I could care less about being parked as this is just my daily driver. Any advice would help. The other 3 installers at my shop said battery and rockford only said clipping.. I also tested my alternator with our snap on tester and it also tested good. All that rockford said was too turn down the gain but I know those subs can handle what I'm giving them at least I would think.. Radio is outputting full 5.0 volts
Gain = ~60%
Lpf = ~25%
Punch EQ = 0
subsonic filter = 50%
2005 Dodge Stratus
2 Rockford Fosgate P3D412s with RF R1200 Prime Amplifier
4 gauge rockford power and ground wire 12 gauge rf speaker wire down to 1 ohm
Kenwood Exceleon kdc x501 subwoofer level set to +10 sub lpf set to through
I have some questions about setting up my system.
So far it consists of:
2008 Chevy Trailblazer LS
Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty.3
Rockford Fosgate P1000-1bd (2007/2008)
Rockford Fosgate PEQ Knob for Bass
Rockford Fosgate P500-4 (2007/2008)
Rockford Fosgate Punch Pro PPS4-6
Rockford Fosgate Punch P1T-S
2x Kenwood KFC-W3009
Rockford Fosgate 0 Gauge Amp Kit
Sky High Car Audio Speaker Wire
I'm going to be using the 360.3 for active crossovers instead of the passive ones that came with the P1T-S.
I'm using 2 channels of the 500-4 for the 6.5" and the other 2 channels for the tweeters in the dash. I'm gonna change that once I get a Punch 200-2. Then I will use the 2 channels that were used for the tweeters to power two rear speakers and use the 200-2 for the tweeters.
The first thing I'm wondering is: if it's okay to run the 2 RJ-45 cables used to control the 360.3 and the PEQ next to the speaker wires and RCA cables along the right side of the car. Will this cause any noise in either the speaker wires or RCA cables, or even in the RJ-45 cable?
Second question is: what's the best way to ensure that I'm not feeding too much power to the tweeters? They are capable of 60 Watts RMS but my amp is able to do up to 125 Watts RMS. How do I keep the Watts down to keep from blowing them?
2002 Honda Accord Sound System Install for Psyph Morrison - We got BASS! Finished and Delivered (first reaction) Page 4By meade916
My good friend Aaron, aka Psyph Morrison, has never had a real system in any of his cars before. If you don't know who Psyph is (pronounced Sife), look him up on itunes, spotify or any other music app out there. Youtube as well. I have known him over 10 years and even worked with him on his last 3 albums as an executive producer. Ok, now that is out of the way, the reason he is getting a system is because well, the entire time i have known him and worked with him making music, especially music with a lot of bass, he has never had a system of his own. I don't know anyone who has had more car issues than him so we really never made it to the discussion of a system. Not too long ago he picked up a 2002 Honda Accord 4 door. I knew right then he has a reliable vehicle finally. So i offered to slap some beat in it for him. Watching him pull up, slapping his own music in a (not so great) stock sound system was really bothering me. How can my boy ride around like that if he know's ME?
Long story cut short...his car is at my shop for a few weeks while i figure out what i am going to do. I have NO "plans". I just want to get him some good equipment, set it up proper and make him happy!
****NOTE, anything you see here is subject to change as i am totally freestyling this. Trying to just make it work.
First i stopped by Arden Audio in Sacramento Ca. They always have what i need in stock over there and if they don't i can get it same or next day. I decided to pick Psyph up a new head unit first and foremost. I also got the dash kit and wiring harness to go with it. Grabbed some SkyHigh 16ga OFC speaker wire to run to the doors.
The system will consist of (so far)
Pioneer DEH X7800 BHS Head Unit
Rockford Fosgate Punch 1000.1 (BASS)
Rockford Fosgate Punch 300.2 (Highs)
(2) Rockford Fosgate P3 12" subs (ported enclosure)
(1) Set Rockford Fosgate T2 6.5" separates
SMD Fuse / Grounding Blocks
Mechman 1/0 OFC Power Wire
Skyhigh 12 and 16ga Speaker Wire
I already had a P300.2 but i got him a matching 1000.1 to go with it.
These P3 12" subs are not brand new but might as well be. They are in brand new condition! They are my old ones. This box was already finished and just hanging around the shop. I KNOW it sounds good so it should do great in his trunk! The trunk floor is at an angle so i have to make a platform and flatten it out some so the box sits level.
By Joe f
I'm looking at building my first 4th order for a sundown zv4 rev2 15"d2. I have experience building custom boxes but have never built a bandpass. I'm not sure on what ratio to go with. I like lows but would really like something musical. It's going in a extended cab f150 powered by a shark [email protected] Could someone tell me how many cubes for the sealed and ported side and how many sqin my port should be and what's the best to tune it at? Any info is greatly appreciated!
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