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    Help Please! Speakers Cut Out

    I have a Sony Cd player that has 52W x 4 peak power and I am hooking it up to 2 Sony Xplod 180 Watt speakers. All of this is brand new. The problem is, when I hook up the cd player to the speakers and turn the volume up to about 20, the cd player and speakers both completely turn off and then kick back on about 2 seconds later. After they kick back on, they cut right back out again. The cd player can go up to 34 volume. Any ideas? Its not the wiring i dont believe because we had the cd player hooked directly to the speaker. Please help me out....

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    What are the ohm ratings of the speakers and cd player, and/or exact model numbers of both.

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    Sony doesn't provide a lot of info about their products, apparently. Sounds a lot like a heat problem though. All I can suggest is double check the speaker connections are correct and if they are all good, then call sony for warranty.

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    Those speakers should be 4 ohms, and most headunits handle 4 ohm speakers, but if the speakers are a smaller load than what the headunit can handle, then that's your problem. I had a similar thing with my stereo in my house (using 6 ohm speakers instead of 8). It goes into protect mode, which is pretty much shutting itself off, at high volumes. It does that to keep itself from burning up and destroying your headunit.

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    might be your problem

    your problem is that the car has a factory amp and you are running an amp into an amp and that is a big no no you need to bypass any factory amps and wire the speakers to the stereo direct

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontheinstaller
    the car has a factory amp and you are running an amp into an amp and that is a big no no you need to bypass any factory amps and wire the speakers to the stereo direct
    I am pretty sure there was no premium factory amplified systems available for the 1991 Ford Ranger. Many only came with 2 speakers. Anyway it sounds like he has it hooked up directly:

    Quote Originally Posted by 91Ranger
    Its not the wiring i dont believe because we had the cd player hooked directly to the speaker.
    It sounds like either the head unit is getting too hot, or there is not enough voltage. Low voltage could be caused by a dying battery, charging system, or a power wire that is not heavy enough. Or it may just be defective.

    Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walky_talky20
    It sounds like either the head unit is getting too hot, or there is not enough voltage.


    x2 sometimes the wiring harness in the vehicle is just not adequate enough to support newer head units power requirements (especially since those sony head units come with a 4x50ish amp built in)... It may sound stupid, but try this : run a single wire from the positive battery terminal in your engine compartment to the main power for the head unit (which is yellow on those, im looking at one of the harnesses now for that same head unit ) .... once thats connected try to turn up the volume and see if it goes past the same point of where it was malfunctioning for you previously....i bet it works just fine in that mode.
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    I will try the wire from the battery to the main power wire.

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    that and dont buy sony xplode crap anymore.

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