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Shuts of when radio volume is above 24

I installed this radio in my boat and I am having problems with it cutting out on me when I have the volume up to 24 and when the bass comes from the music the radio, screen, and sound cuts out with no err messages! I have checked the voltage to the radio and it never goes below 12v, thus it having a new battery and the engine running it still happens. I am pretty experianced when it comes to installing car audio and have checked the wiring numurous times to make sure the connections are correct and they are. I even replaced the speakers with new (2 6.5" JBL)! I think the outputs or the built in amp is bad in the radio itself but I want a suggestion or another solution I can do to try and fix this. I installed it after the warranty expired...
Red ignition wire is coming from a switch
Yellow battery wire is direct to battery
Black is neg wire direct to battery
Front channel is pos and neg to the two 6.5 wired to left and right

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  • jefbreakey Mar 11, 2009

    I checked the ohms and that is correct to. It was doing this with the old speakers too!

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Look at page 8 in the user manual. I was having the same problem where the head unit was not producing enough sound out of my speakers so I had to turn up the volume 30+ and it would cut out... Turned to volume offset to the highest possible (+8) on the source that I was using which was aux... now the volume level is blaring in the low to mid 20's

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Check to make sure the ohms rating on the speakers is correct. should be equal to or higher on speakers compared to receiver.

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