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Problems with stock amplifier

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Kutchi

Alright so i have a 2009 23 lsv with the stock 6 speakers and the Rockford 4 channel amplifier. I added a subwoofer at the end of last summer which created a problem but am now just getting around to fixing it and cant seem to find a solution. Since i hate that the factory head unit does not have knob for quick adjustments of volume from loud to quiet(any recommendations on a new head unit that can plug into the factory black box/fit in the factory location and has a knob would be greatly appreciated however i believe this does not exist) i added a level remote in between the rca's going from the black box to the amplifiers. These work well however there are now only 1 set of rcas's for all four channels of the in boat speakers instead of 4. even when the amp is in 2 channel mode, the bow speakers do not work. I have tested the speakers itself and they are working but there is no signal going to the front channels anymore. if i switch the amp back into 4 channel mode and plug them into the front inputs, they still do not work. I can not figure out what i did to cause this issue, any advice?

 

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36 minutes ago, Kutchi said:

any recommendations on a new head unit that can plug into the factory black box/fit

The black box actually is the "head unit". its the brain and the screen is just a remote head unit face. 

Sounds as if your bow speakers are on the front chnls, cabins on rear chnls but you plugged your level control RCA into rear. they should be in the front inputs.  

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Kutchi

They are in the front inputs, here are the different ways i can have it set up and the results.

2 channel mode:

RCA plugged into Front: Sound from rear speakers, no bow

RCA plugged into rear: no sound from either

4 channel mode:

RCA plugged into Front: No sound from either

RCA plugged into rear: Sound from rear, no bow

 

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If you know the speakers and their wires are good, and the gain is not turned all the way down, then it sounds like you have a bad amp.

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