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Amp goes to protect mode only on cd play

My boat has a sony stereo and matched amp. The amp is suppying the power to the rear speakers only. The stereo and amp work fine while listening to the radio, however when I put a cd in, the amp after about two seconds goes into protect mode. This only happens with cd playback.

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MrLard, thanks for responding. I resolved the problem by disconnecting the blue feed from the stereo to the amp and wired the blue feed from the amp to a direct power source. Not sure of the technical reason as to why this worked but it did.

Posted on May 01, 2007

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Do you get adequate bass on the radio, or is it a bit quiet on the low-end?

Posted on Apr 24, 2007

  • Philip Rowney
    Philip Rowney May 04, 2007

    The 'Blue' feed is only for remote switching purposes and will only feed a low current, I think maybe 2A this will not be enough juice to feed and amp. You can connect a relay to the blue wire and use it to switch a main power from your fusebox.

    With a separate amp you usually feed a fused live feed and either use a local earth (few and far between on a boat) or run live and earth direct
    and the blue is the remote switch to tell amp/s
    to switch on.

    Is there a red or yellow cable on the amp
    wiring harness?

  • Philip Rowney
    Philip Rowney Jul 24, 2008

    You may find that if you have thr blue feed cable permanently wire to batt+ that the batt will drain after some time cos the amp will be on permanently (unless you have a master batt switch or ur boat, not sure, I'm a land-lubber)

    Regards

    Philip

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