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Distortion I just had a jensen power 900 amp and to rockford 10 subs hooked up in my truck at moibleone audio. there is distortion at low volume and gets better when i turn the volume up but still has distortion. I took it back and they said it was my factory radio having no rca's but my other truck with factory radio did not do that. is this true?

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One word, No.

Distortion comes from the audio signal being clipped by one of your elements in the system.

What I would do first is measure the output of the radio with an oscilloscope to see if the signal is good. If it is then I would determine if the source of the distortion is the amplifiers or the speakers.

If it is the radio have that fixed or changed, If it it not, it might be a case of the radio overdriving the Amps causing them to clip the signal peaks. check for the max signal input of the amps and make sure the system is adjusted for that.

Let me know how this turns out.

Thank you,

Shuttle83

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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