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car audio lack of power and clipping

curious if anyone can help me here. i have an infinity system in my truck and my amp for my mids and highs keeps clipping at relatively low levels. infinity sent me bigger capacitors for the crossovers and that seemed to help a little but nothing overwhelming. when i was installing it i had one speaker hooked up and it was loud as hell and sounded crystal clear. when i hooked them all up it clips at levels that are not nearly as loud as the one speaker was. if i put lets say a 40 farad capacitor next to the amps would that solve my problem? i have been told by differant audio stores yes and no... some say get a new amp some say a battery... some say a capacitor will do it. what do you guys think... figured someone here might know.

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Re: car audio lack of power and clipping
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Re: car audio lack of power and clipping

A 1 farad cap is huge. I doubt that anyone said to use a 40 farad cap. a 1 farad cap for the car runs around $150 for a good one.

The purpose of the cap is to give you power faster than a battery can. Remember, batteries are meant to HOLD current, not to let it go. I don't know what your problems is but it might be a weak or too small battery.

I'd recommend talking to the manufacturer of the amp.

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