I'm having trouble connect this amp tp my 88 mustang. I have installed All pionner products in the car including the indash unit which has a usb, rear output cables, and sw ports. The light on the amp doesn't turn on. It only blinks and shuts off when I turn the radio on. What is going on???
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Re: Pioneer GM5300T-760amp w/bridgeable
It sound like the Amp is trying to protect itself:
From the manual: "To prevent malfunction of the amplifier and speakers, the protective circuit will cut the power supply to the amplifier (sound will stop) when an abnormal condition occurs. In such a case, switch the power to the system OFF and check the connection of the power supply and speakers."
Although I'm leaning toward the speaker config, double check the obvious first.
power cables - both positive and ground heavy enough gauge?
solid connections, crimps
The next check is the speakers themselves. More info needed.
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The most likely culprit is that your amp has a bad power connection. If the blue light (protection mode indicator) is blinking, it is probably because the ground is not connected properly. Make sure it is solidly connected to the vehicle chassis in a paint-free location. If it is, then check the live power wire. It should have a solid connection to the car battery. If that is also well connected, then the amp is probably overheating. You will then need to make sure it is in a well ventilated area and ensure that it is not getting too hot during operation. It is possible that it has been damaged by overheating already.
Your question appears under the product listing for the Dual XPA4100 but the in the text you say the amp is actually a Jensen, so it's not possible to provide specific connection information.
But most bridgeable amps can be connected to a single subwoofer and the other two channels used to drive a set of regular speakers. I'd connect the front speakers to channels 1 and 2 and wire the subwoofer to the bridge connections of channels 3 and 4. On the XPA4100, the bridge terminals are the first (negative) terminal on channel 4 and the last (positive) terminal on channel 3.
Usually an 800 watt peak sub would be a 400 watt rms. Hmmmm. Anyway, just bridge the amp (1x 380) nd keep the gain up enough to stay clean. Watch the sub and turn up gain until it starts to distort, then back it down a hair. Do this with the CD players volume up 2/3 to 3/4 volume with the BASS and treble at zero (bass better at minus 4 or so if you are a bass head! Hope thishelps.
good day bro, from your Pioneer amp supply line do you also see a terminal marked as " System controller" ? did you also supply 12V DC to this terminal?
the standard power configuration for Pioneer Car amps would be:
12V Dc (+) supply / ( - ) supply ground / System Controller ( supplied by +12V DC)
12V ( + ) supply and The ( - ) supply ground is for stand by power, once you connect the supply through this terminal you will now have the stand by power but will not power on the unit even the LED power indicator.
System controller terminal, this should be supplied by ( + ) 12V line to power up the amp. this serves as the ON/OFF switch for the amp.
Lets see if the Bazooka is the problem: If you have two other speakers around somewhere, you could try hooking them up (one to a channel, un-bridged). Start with the gain at it's lowest and slowly increase it.
If they work, good news. If not, we've isolated the problem to the Amp.
Your Bazooka: Is it a double or single speaker?
Some tubular models don't allow easy access to the back of the speaker to find out the impedance rating.
Speakers rated at 4 Ohms or less wired parallel on bridged connection will trigger the Amps self protection mode.
This test should tell you if it's too low.
Try your bazooka on a single channel (instead of the bridge).
Start with the gain at it's lowest and slowly increase it.
So you have an EQ and a Pioneer amp you're trying to hook up to each other? And only some Stinger RCA cable works? And when the lightning audio RCA cable is hooked up, it doesn't turn on?
The amp isn't grounding itself through the RCA cables, is it? Check your ground wire and make sure it has a clean contact that's free of rust or any paint that might be in the way. Otherwise, the RCA cables should have nothing to do with an amp turning on or not.