amp shutting off

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  1. jaboki

    jaboki OT Supporter

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    So currently my setup for the rear speakers:
    Pioneer GM-6400F Amp
    Pioneer Premier TS-A943P Rear Speakers

    I changed the speaker wire from 18 gauge to 16 gauge, and I started having issues with the amp going into protection mode if I adjust the HU bass settings or if I increase the volume too high. Can someone explain why the lower gauge wire will cause this issue? Should I be using 18? Is there something on the speaker specs I should be looking for to decide which gauge to use?

    Thanks!
     
  2. twistid

    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    sounds like a ground, or short issue... how is the amp grounded, and is the speaker wire install clean??? no stray strands of wire, or insulation penitration???
     
  3. jaboki

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    hm, i'll double check the ground when i get home tonight. that's what i thought it was, so i moved it to another bolt location and i still had the issue.

    the speaker wire install is clean. i wanted to redo the initial installation, so that's why i went from 18 to 16.
     
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    bolt???
     
  5. jaboki

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    yea i had it grounded on one of the trunk bolts. initially i had it on the spare tire, because it screws into the frame of the car. right now it's on the rear trunk latch bolt. do you have better recommendations?
     
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    find spot close to the amp that's double steel, sand up to bare metal in the desired spot, and run a shiny self tapping screw into it.
     
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    alright, let me try that tonight. thank you so much for your input.
     
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    Are your gains on the amp set correctly?
     

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