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blackcivichatch 
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Posted: October 02, 2009 at 8:49 PM / IP Logged  
RCA cables are my very least favorite part of car audio installation. My newest problem is my worst problem. I have an amp whom shall remain anonymous and an old school Cerwin Vega woofer, Alpine IDA-x200 HU.
Problem: It all started when i noticed the amp clipping on rare occasions. When i would put pressure on the RCA terminal at the amp the clipping stopped. Well, its progressively gotten worse.   Finally the tip to one of the RCA cables broke off. Ive tried soldering it back on with no success.
Can i hard wire the RCA wires inside the amp?
If not what are some options i have.... Other than buying new cables
Thanks rca cables -- posted image.
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fiberglasslvr 
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Posted: October 02, 2009 at 9:29 PM / IP Logged  
i know it sucks, but get new cables some good quality ones will make a nice difference, stinger HPM3 are the ones i use  ,good luck
in process of changing everything
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Posted: October 02, 2009 at 9:54 PM / IP Logged  
Radio Shack sells solder on RCA ends.  They even have some with screw terminals, but you are better off soldering those on also.
blackcivichatch 
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Posted: October 02, 2009 at 11:31 PM / IP Logged  
Not exactly what i wanted to hear.. But thank you. Im Gonna need a new amp kit for my next amp... so i guess its time anyways.. lol
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Posted: October 03, 2009 at 3:46 AM / IP Logged  
What kind of options were you wanting to hear?
blackcivichatch 
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Posted: October 03, 2009 at 10:35 AM / IP Logged  
Well, i was kinda considering pullin the amp apart, cutting off the ends of the RCA cables and soldering them to the circuit board... or any thing else that doesnt cost any money. Haha
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Posted: October 03, 2009 at 10:01 PM / IP Logged  
if you want to do that, you can. 
blackcivichatch 
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Posted: October 05, 2009 at 11:42 AM / IP Logged  
i Was just wanting to make sure there wasnt a trick to it.. I dont want to loose any of the little sound quality that i have,
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Posted: October 05, 2009 at 5:47 PM / IP Logged  
No trick, just use a meter to determine which connection on the bottom of the jack is left right and shield.
blackcivichatch 
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Posted: October 05, 2009 at 6:07 PM / IP Logged  
Ok HUGE PROBLEM!!
I thought i had things hooked up right... sparked when i turned it on, now it sounds like one side is louder than the other. including the front speakers which aren't on an amp.
PLEASE tell me i didn't jus fry my Alpine!
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