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Old 11-16-2012, 02:21 PM
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Default Is my RF PBR 300 amp " clipping"?????

I have a 2012 RG with a stock head unit, PBR300x2 AMP And a set of POLK DXI speakers. Everything has been working great for a couple months ( my first set of polks mm651 blew after 2 weeks)'. Now the speakers are cutting out when the volume is turned past half way on the stereo. When the volume is turned down they come back on , now is that clipping and how do I fix it. Turn the gain down to 5 or less ( set at 6/7 now) , I tend to turn the stereo up most of the time as I like it loud. What went wrong ?? Speakers or amp ???? Thankyou for the help!! Chris
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:00 PM
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This video set should help--- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP0Rn...feature=relmfu
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:25 PM
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that video is very helpful

didn't have time watch them all, might go back and do that.

so you like it loud? me too, really loud in fact

so never past the 'e' according to the voltage gauge on the video

I guess you are asking about the dials on the amp also.

on those I turn everything on, volume down, turn up the amp until you start hearing whish or whoosh, some white noise, then turn it back to eliminate that noise

there are also indicator lights for BRT and clipping, it's okay for BRT to be on, in fact the Rockford demo shows it going on and off quickly

but if the clipping is coming on that not good and you've exceeded the amps
clean capacity.

a couple things to try additionally trying the crossovers to trim a small amount of bass away from the speakers and adding the remote PEQ dial,
which will brighten things up, i.e. make them more audible.

but there are definitely limits to one set of speakers, that is why
some people add more, to take what they have an multiply it.

that way you don't have to overextend so much to hear.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:30 PM
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btw, clipping could be head, amp or speakers
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:47 PM
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Thanks for the help guys, the videos are great !! Not to sure if it is clipping , but the speakers are cutting out when the volume is turned up past 1/2 way on the head unit . I'll have to tear into the fairing and check what I can, maybe do a temporary hookup of the stock speakers and see if they do the same thing as the polks. The polks sound great until I push the volume , so not sure if that's the problem?
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:51 AM
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"Clipping" would not result in no audio.
Clipping is actually the elimination of part of the audio signal (top and bottom).
Usually on the bass frequencies because of their greater power draw.

Sounds more like the radio or amp going into protect mode based on a heat situation.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:00 AM
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I have expeienced my RF amp cutting out or going into protect mode also, make sure that the Ground wire is run back to the battery, and not to a point on the frame, i rewired mine and all is good now.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:31 AM
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I will have to check the heat issue, but it will happen as soon as the stereo is fired up. So I'm not sure it would have any time to build /produce heat. The ground was run the the fairing mount as numerous members advised that would be the best was to ground the amp, " ground wire should be less than 18 inches". Was what I remember being posted here. The amp /stereo worked great for nearly a year, and I play my metal loud!!!! Thankyou again for the help guys. Chris
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my ZX speakers died from being blasted for 2 months straight

"a whole lotta rosie" - hawg wired told me, yeah they sounded like "shit"

good parts about hawg wired and biketronics are the warranties

I still see a shorter ground as being advantageous, but if you have a float somewhere, maybe not.

it could be anything, so just trace it methodically and good luck
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I dont know if this will help but where is your amp grounded? I ran my ground wire all the way to the battery and have never had an issue. I have my gain between 5 and 6 and listen to music 1-2 bars from full volume and have never had an issue.
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