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aaronswb2 
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Posted: September 12, 2006 at 10:07 PM / IP Logged  
I have a PPI PCX series 280 amp that I'm using to power my 3-way component set and I have a major noise problem. There is a high speed clicking and engine noise. This is where it gets weird....without the engine running there is absolutley no noise, and if you touch the rca's and put a little pressure on them in the right way the noise goes away with the engine running! Any ideas on what is causing this????
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Posted: September 12, 2006 at 10:13 PM / IP Logged  

you might wana check your ground point if the ground is not good enough youl get engine noise and i say replace your rca's. thats my opinion

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Posted: September 13, 2006 at 10:06 AM / IP Logged  
Post what head unit you are using, make/model. Double check your grounding of the amp, meter it see what ohms it runs .5 or less is wonderful. If you have a pioneer head try rounding your rca's to the chasis of the head unit. If you review other posts with similar problem its generally 1 of the 2. Rca's next to the power wire has been brought up and gone over in depth and is highly unlikely. I have never had this as a problem, I have many installs out there sounding great.
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Posted: September 13, 2006 at 10:28 AM / IP Logged  
Ground loop.  Please read the proper grounding sticky post.  The bad ground on your RCAs smells to me (like was mentioned by xtremej above) like a poor quality ground in your head unit, not bad cables.  Is it a Pioneer or Sony perhaps?
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Posted: September 13, 2006 at 1:47 PM / IP Logged  
Where and what is your amp mounted to?

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