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    So I just had this head unit installed in my 2003 Audi A4, and I'm having some problems with sound quality. At higher volumes on CD, and any volume on my ipod the sound gets kind of choppy. I'm not sure how to describe it, it gets kind of broken up, it's especially noticeable in people's voices, it sounds broken up and kind of staticy. It's especially noticeable when the bass hits (I have kicker subs on their own amp).

    Also, it's worse when I turn up bass booster or loudness, better when I turn on the high pass filter. The head unit is also getting powered by the stock amp if that makes a difference.

    I'm new to audio, so I'm not sure of the proper term like clipping or distortion. What could the problem be? Was it installed wrong, or is this something I could fix through messing around with the settings? Could the problem be my stock speakers?