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Old 01-10-2016, 06:46 AM
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Clarion XC1410 with PAC AOEM-CHR3 issues

Got my XC1410 installed today and the sound is very poor. The its set at 65kz and the sound get gets distorted pass level 10. I only get bass or deep notes under that volume as well. Any higher and the bass is distorted.

Speakers are the Kicker 6.5 MOPAR upgrades and Kicker 77KICK25AB 3.5 all around.

Speaker polarities are right.

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Got my XC1410 installed today and the sound is very poor. The its set at 65kz and the sound get gets distorted pass level 10. I only get bass or deep notes under that volume as well. Any higher and the bass is distorted. Speakers are the Kicker 6.5 MOPAR upgrades and Kicker 77KICK25AB 3.5 all around. Speaker polarities are right.
Those speakers may claim to go below 80hz, but that would be a stretch in the enclosure sizes in your Jeep. The front pods are too small and the sound bar is leaky and flimsy. Also if you are powering the speakers only with your head unit, you could get distortion as you overdrive the HUs internal amps. Every HU made is underpowered.

Another thought as I read back through it...Since you are wiring multiple 4ohm speakers per channel, check your ohm resistance at the speaker lead at the head unit. If it is below 4ohms, you will be putting too low of impedance load on a head unit amp causing it to distort and will ultimately shut down. This sounds like the most likely scenario.

There is really no way around it, if you want bass in a car (or Jeep or SUV) you will need a sub. If you want clean undistorted volume, you will need an amp. And if you are trying to run multiple speakers in the same channel, you will need to make sure the amp is stable at the lower impedance (i.e. 2ohms per channel)

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Those speakers may claim to go below 80hz, but that would be a stretch in the enclosure sizes in your Jeep. The front pods are too small and the sound bar is leaky and flimsy. Also if you are powering the speakers only with your head unit, you could get distortion as you overdrive the HUs internal amps. Every HU made is underpowered.

Another thought as I read back through it...Since you are wiring multiple 4ohm speakers per channel, check your ohm resistance at the speaker lead at the head unit. If it is below 4ohms, you will be putting too low of impedance load on a head unit amp causing it to distort and will ultimately shut down. This sounds like the most likely scenario.

There is really no way around it, if you want bass in a car (or Jeep or SUV) you will need a sub. If you want clean undistorted volume, you will need an amp. And if you are trying to run multiple speakers in the same channel, you will need to make sure the amp is stable at the lower impedance (i.e. 2ohms per channel)

I am not even getting clean sound. I have done multiple small amps upgrades like this and never had an issue. My 2011 Outback with a Pioneer Head unit, Alpine Power Pack amp and some Polk speakers gave out decent little punch/base/depth.

Also I hear static before the car starts and after its off through the speakers, even if the amp in off.
Clarion says amp can run an 4 or 2 ohms.
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I am not even getting clean sound. I have done multiple small amps upgrades like this and never had an issue. My 2011 Outback with a Pioneer Head unit, Alpine Power Pack amp and some Polk speakers gave out decent little punch/base/depth. Also I hear static before the car starts and after its off through the speakers, even if the amp in off. Clarion says amp can run an 4 or 2 ohms.
I'm not surprised your Subaru with the Polks sounded better. 1st I think Polks sound better but that is just opinion. A Jeep is a terrible environment for car stereo. Like I said the speaker enclosures in the Jeep are physically too small to reproduce respectable bass.

If you're still running your stock head unit, it will distort before you reach full volume. Also, the stock head units don't sound very good but it shouldn't be static. You say all your connections are good, so... The static is likely a problem with your gain settings being too high on your amp.

Google "setting gains" for a car amplifier and follow the instructions. It's best if you can get your hands on an O-scope, but you should be able to use a volt meter to come close, at least with the amp. Again, there are a ton of tutorials on YouTube.

Give that a try.
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