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Old     (josh_butler)      Join Date: May 2009       05-04-2009, 10:59 AM Reply   
Hey guys, recently i decided to add a audio system to my older boat, a 1988 wellcraft 192 classic. Its in very good shape but i know, not your ordinary boat that should have a system in it. Originally the boat comes with radio that has 2 15w speakers. This past weekend i installed a system consisting of 4 rockford fosgate marine speakers running close to 50w rms a piece, a jvc head unit that runs 4 X 50w and a 1100w amp powering 2 12" kickers. I know, its a bit much for this boat but my problem is, is that when i turn the volume up to a decent level, the sound almost cuts out when bass is about to hit. Now i thought that i was just pulling to much power from the battery but when i disconnected the amp from the battery, the system still had the same problem. Then i thought am i still pulling to much from the batter with the head unit alone?

Im not sure if a capacitor would solve this problem but i thought capacitors only hooked up to amp?

Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-04-2009, 12:45 PM Reply   
Sounds like the battery is dead.
Old     (josh_butler)      Join Date: May 2009       05-04-2009, 3:06 PM Reply   
i will check the battery power when i get home today but if the battery was dead would the entire system not work? Right now the song cuts out when bass hits, even when the amp and subs arent connected.
Old     (kikitlo)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-04-2009, 5:46 PM Reply   
Your battery will probably have a slight charge to it, but not enough to handle the higher demands, like when the bass hits. You could try charging the battery or if you can take it out and take it down to autozone or comparable store and they can load test it for you for free.
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-04-2009, 6:46 PM Reply   
run new positive and neg wires to head unit
Old     (josh_butler)      Join Date: May 2009       05-04-2009, 11:58 PM Reply   
Thanks guys, ill try both and if it doesnt work ill let you know!
Old     (josh_butler)      Join Date: May 2009       05-11-2009, 12:06 PM Reply   
This past weekend i completely charged the battery close to 13V. I also ran new power wires to the head and even tried running a bigger gauge wire after the first few unsuccessful attempts, but still the same thing happened. Would a capacitor be of any help?
Old     (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-11-2009, 1:08 PM Reply   
^^ Have the battery load tested, it may be bad.
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-11-2009, 2:00 PM Reply   
did you run a new ground?


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