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The amp from time to time gives a tone to the speakers even when the rca audio cords are not hooked to the amp the protect light isnt on and all the wires work properly i hooked different amp to the speakers and ruled out that its not the speakers then i noticed at spacific times when the amp wasnt producing a tone threw the speakers their was a faint crackling noise near the rca audio hook ups.

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You are on the right track. It's not the amp, but it is the rca wires. When you have them plugged into the stereo, you can touch them together and it will make the same sounds you described also, though I don't recommend doing that! Rca wires can be weird sometimes but usually I replace them with new ones. Even a brand new set of cheap ones will do the same thing sometimes. The noise you here is causes by either a small short in the wiring, running the rca's to close to the power wire for the amp (or any other power wire for that matter), and sometimes you can buy a grounding kit for them that is fairly cheap that will help. Most of the time for me, it was just the connections, but replacing them basically took me through all these steps at once. Just remember, you still have a chance that your head unit is the cause by the connections getting old and wore out on the inside. Hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

  • n_injallo Aug 07, 2010

    well thats the thing i unhook the rca audio wires directly from the amp and the woofers still mkae the tone ive got it down to a pouint when the done isnt being sounded inside the amp theirs 2 large coil looking things one of them has a crackling noise coming from it

  • Michael Carroll
    Michael Carroll Apr 21, 2011

    I have this EXACT same problem, same amp, same everything. The second coil inside the amp is making that crackling noise like you said, please tell me you figured out a fix?!

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