Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Audio/Stereo

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-27-2012, 01:45 PM
Deltaxstar Deltaxstar is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Boat: 2008 x star. 6.0l
Location: West coast
Posts: 106
Mind= blown

So on Saturday I'm driving my boat in the no wake zone stereo about half way up then bam the interior speakers and one set of tower speakers just shut off I'm like ***? So I turn the stereo off turn it back on and still nothing. My amps are installed in such a way that they are kind of impossible to work on without removing the amp rack. So when I get home I move the amp rack to get look at the connections. I tested both amps pos and neg checked all my grounds and tested my remote wire. Checked fuses and even tested both sides of the fuse while powered. Now I'm no dummy with electricity I'm a journey electrician I used a real multimeter. So I called zapco and told them what I just typed and they are completely baffled lol he keeps telling me it's something in the install of the boat but I've tested everything twice. I know they didn't overheat because it wasn't on that long or loud enough and I have 6 fans and a vent cut in. It's not a crossed speaker wire that doesn't explain two for different sets of speakers. So long story short I sent them to zapco but before I did I opened the top plate on both and seen zero signs of burns or arcing no funny smells or anything. Just wanted to see some of your thoughts
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-27-2012, 01:59 PM
02ProstarSammyD 02ProstarSammyD is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Boat: 2002 Prostar 209 - SammyD Edition
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,882
Ok lets think about this reasonably. What are the correlations between the one set of tower speakers and the interior speakers? Are they on the same amp?

Also did you check your rca connections at the head unit?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-27-2012, 03:20 PM
76S&S's Avatar
76S&S 76S&S is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Boat: 2002 X Star
Location: At the lake or on the way to the lake!
Posts: 1,842
Did the low voltage alarm go off? I would start with charging the battery or batteries fully and then go from there.
__________________
Being on the water is best, but when I'm not on the water I'm on TT.

2002 X Star
Sold - 76 S&S
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-27-2012, 03:51 PM
Deltaxstar Deltaxstar is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Boat: 2008 x star. 6.0l
Location: West coast
Posts: 106
Two separate amps only thing in common with the two is they power mids n highs

Voltage is on point 12.4v with engine off. Plus my other two amps in the same rack wired to the same distribution block work.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-27-2012, 03:58 PM
02ProstarSammyD 02ProstarSammyD is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Boat: 2002 Prostar 209 - SammyD Edition
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,882
What about the rca's?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-27-2012, 04:28 PM
Deltaxstar Deltaxstar is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Boat: 2008 x star. 6.0l
Location: West coast
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02ProstarSammyD View Post
What about the rca's?
I don't have RCAs they use some other connection from a audiocontrol unit.

Plus they just aren't powering up no lights whatsoever
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-28-2012, 04:35 PM
02ProstarSammyD 02ProstarSammyD is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Boat: 2002 Prostar 209 - SammyD Edition
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,882
Its pretty much impossible that you burned up 2 amps at the same time on the water. You say you tested the remote wire, grounds, and power at the amps themselves?

I don't doubt you are checking them correctly I would just be baffled if they came back and said the amps fried at the identical same time. And you checked the fuses on the amps themselves? Nothing is daisy chained between the amps?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-28-2012, 05:36 PM
mzimme's Avatar
mzimme mzimme is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Boat: 2006 Supra 20V
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 3,004
Did you check the fuses in the power wires right off the battery? Ground connection nice and tight? Does the head unit still power up?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-28-2012, 06:27 PM
Deltaxstar Deltaxstar is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Boat: 2008 x star. 6.0l
Location: West coast
Posts: 106
I know it sounds funny to a lot of people and me too. I was thinking the exact same thing out on the water there's no way both amps fried at the exact same time. Everything in the boat has been checked over three times. I even bench tested them and still nothing. Zapco has had the amps now and I haven't heard anything back yet.

No daisy chain on amps all land on a block. Remote wire is only thing that is daisy chained but like I said I bench tested them and got nothing
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-28-2012, 10:47 PM
Deltaxstar Deltaxstar is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Boat: 2008 x star. 6.0l
Location: West coast
Posts: 106
So zapco is saying one amp works flawlessly lol and the other one doesn't and they don't know why yet. At the suggestion of chucktronics (the installer of the system) he had me test voltage and other things in a different way and the system still checks out fine so I dunno ****s weird
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:22 AM.