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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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My Weird Head Unit

A while back I had an interesting problem.

My stereo would cut out in the middle of songs.
Just today I figured out that it was because I had too many speakers hooked to it.
I removed one (it was a stock one up front. Sounded like cloth slapping a plaster wall) and now it works rather well.

HOWEVER!
If I turn it up too loud, it still cuts out, and I assume this is to keep itself from breaking... itself.

My question:
Would an amp fix this problem?
This is probably a stupid question, however I will use it to springboard into my next one:
I'd like a 5 channel amp (for later addition of subwoofers and tweeters; at the moment I simply have pioneer 6x9s in the rear) and I'm not sure which one would be best for me. Any ideas from adept audio specialists?

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To the best of my knowledge an amp wont fix it. It may make it worst, but dont qoute me on that.

I would check the settings on the box of your head unit to see if there are any sound cut outs at a certain level to protect hearing loss. I know it seems kinda dumb, but you can never tell with todays technology. Also, i would recheck all your wiring in the back of the head unit also.

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x2 on that bruh

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A while back I had an interesting problem.

My stereo would cut out in the middle of songs.
Just today I figured out that it was because I had too many speakers hooked to it.
I removed one (it was a stock one up front. Sounded like cloth slapping a plaster wall) and now it works rather well.

HOWEVER!
If I turn it up too loud, it still cuts out, and I assume this is to keep itself from breaking... itself.

My question:
Would an amp fix this problem?
google "amp clipping", thats whats currently happening on yours.

if your current head unit has line level outputs it can be used to control an amp.
you may want to consult a car audio shop or peruse car audio magazines to see what state of the art choices are available for your budget.

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Thanks guys! Great info

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google "amp clipping", thats whats currently happening on yours.

if your current head unit has line level outputs it can be used to control an amp.
you may want to consult a car audio shop or peruse car audio magazines to see what state of the art choices are available for your budget.
Word. Time for an amp and some real speakers! Do it right, you get what you pay for and higher end equipment holds its value and lasts considerably longer, especially with electronics, and in most cases is worth paying the costs for repairs 5-10 years down the line. Much like "classic cars".

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