Ive got 2 Kenwood KFC-HQ718 speakers and a Pioneer TS-WX301 sub hooked
to a Kenwood KAC-8404 amp... the system was working fine up until a
week ago...the problem is when i raise the volume above half, it works
fine... but as soon as heavy bass kicks in, the amp cuts off for a few
seconds then comes back on... n it keeps doing this if the heavy bass
continues...wht cud b the problem and how can it b fixed?
Re: Why does my KAC-8404 cut off at high volume bass?
My uncl had the same problem and he went back to the audio shop twice...Then called me...I discovered that the powr cords they used were not thick enough,giving the amp a low current to work on...but if you have the original cords you got when you bought the amp...it might also be a weak power supply....try playing the music while driving on a high speed or while reving the car to give more voltage from the alternator...If that doesnt work...come and shoot me please...im out,PEACE
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Hello.... sorry to hear about your problem. Bass is the ultimate evil of coaxial speakers. You have a couple of options here, and this is just my professional opinion because I do not know what your lifestyle details, such as truck space needs, type of music you listen to, budget, etc. If you are looking for alot of bass, the best bet would be to use 2 external amplifiers, 1 for the interior speakers, and 1 for a subwoofer. You would then need to purchase an electronic crossover. With this setup, you can remove all of the low frequencies from the coaxial speakers and put them where they belong, with the sub. You will gain EXCEPTIONAL clarity and a very high volume before distortion level. Again it will depend on what your budget is and if you are willing to compromise on some cab space. The only other option you have at this point is if you are wanting to play your music at high volume levels, you will just need to reduce the bass level as you increase volume. I hope this has helped. Good luck with your venture!!
Hi, this is a 4 channel amp. Not really designed for a sub, but you can use it that way. Cay you tell me all the speakers you want to hook up--need their sizes or frequency ranges and their impedances. Or, if you have model number for the sub that will do. Is it one sub or 2? I will then get back to you with a recommended setup. OK?
Cant solve the problem but can help calling kenwood in am i have to of those amps and both do same thing its a cooling problem only 1 little fan pulling air out going to buy couple bigger fans and install in both ports and will let u know how it works out
Hi firstof all your deck isnt really putting out 52 watts x4 more like 17-22w rmsx4 ,companies like to throw out some crazy numbers it seems. If your into Kenwood try out a KAC-8404 4-channel on the mids/highs that will put 50 w x4 rms at 4 ohms or if you wanna go a lil louder try the kenwood x600f that will throw 100w rms on each 6x9 at 4 ohms no problem. My system is very similar to yours but running 4 pioneer 5x7's in all the doors and powering it with the 8404 its loud and clean ,fan cooled and no problems at all. My subs are a pair of 15's soundstream t-4's powered by an Alphasonik pma2500a its throwing 800w rms on each sub running in stereo at 2 ohms.It can drown out the mids if i set it that way but my mids /highs cant take as much power as your kenwoods can or else id step up to the x600f too.
No, the sub is dual 4ohms...meaning if you parallel the positive speaker terminals and the negative speaker terminals you will have a 2ohm sub. Conversely, if you series the pos and neg you will have an 8ohm sub. if you wirte to just one set of terminals on the sub you will have a 4ohm sub.
I posted a comment on your other post not nodicing this one. But commenting on the choice of amps, It would all depend on what the model number is on the pioneer amp. Also it would depend on what kind of sound you want. Could you get me the model number of that and double check your model numbers for the kenwood sub and amp. The amp that I show when I googled it was rated at 250 watt at 2 ohms no where near 1000. so if I have the wrong amp let me know, I would like to help. Thanks
hi there. ill start with the wiring. you should have a blue remote lead going to the back of your head unit, the power cable running straight from the amp to the battry, the earth should be earthed in a fairly decent place, any metal inside the car realy, and then your wires pos and neg from the amp to the subs. the reason why the kenwood might not have much base on it is to my knowledge, there should be a switch somewhere on the amp that will increase or decrease the power input for the speakers, if this is set very low then hense why theres not much base comming from them. if the amp is on and its giving something to the subs it probably isnt the wiring. try checking the amp for the switch first, if you cant find it try the pioneer amp and see if theres any diference. dont hesitate to contact me if you get stuck