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tfrd27
11-30-2010, 06:35 PM
Does anyone have any idea why stereo would shut off when radio is turned up to around 25. Comes right back on but shuts off again. Thiught it may be amp but continued to do it with amp disconnected. It is stock kenwood that came with boat, with stock speakers

murraymoomba
11-30-2010, 10:03 PM
Does anyone have any idea why stereo would shut off when radio is turned up to around 25. Comes right back on but shuts off again. Thiught it may be amp but continued to do it with amp disconnected. It is stock kenwood that came with boat, with stock speakers

Ours does the same thing!! I was told it's a safety feature so it will not blow out the speakers. It will go to about 29 with the boat running and about 24 to 25 with the boat off.
If you figure out how to fix it let me know!!!

Travis

moombahighrider
12-01-2010, 12:04 AM
Typically, the only time that a head unit will shut off is when it sees a short on the speaker wires/ terminals (or something close to it) or the amp is getting too hot. Either way, I would check that none of your speaker wires are touching in any way. There is no reason why the head unit should not turn up loud enough for the speakers to start distorting before it shuts off.

jamie_abb
12-01-2010, 07:58 AM
My '04 factory set up was exactly the same way. My recommednation is to replace head unit, all factory speakers and add a 10" sub and tower speakers. That should fix your problem and improve your sound quality. lol

kaneboats
12-01-2010, 09:56 AM
If that doesn't work, just replace the boat with a new 2011 model.

moombadaze
12-01-2010, 12:46 PM
If that doesn't work, just replace the boat with a new 2011 model.

Have any other excuses I could use?

NCSUmoomba
12-01-2010, 12:57 PM
I had this problem for a while and it took a while to figure out. What was happening with mine, was that the battery could not suppply enough power to the stereo. When the volume is low, the power draw isn't that much, but as soon as it is turned up, the amps begin sucking power from the battery(ies). I even had this problem after adding a second battery. The stock alternator could not keep up with the power draw of the stereo at high volume. I also read somewhere that automotive alternators are not very good at charging deep cycle batteries. My stereo could draw a fully charged group 27 deep cycle battery down low enough that the stereo would not play after only two trips to the lake. I bought a deep cycle trickle charger and as soon as I get the boat back in the garage, the charger gets plugged in.

papou
12-03-2010, 03:28 PM
Does anyone have any idea why stereo would shut off when radio is turned up to around 25. Comes right back on but shuts off again. Thiught it may be amp but continued to do it with amp disconnected. It is stock kenwood that came with boat, with stock speakers

My kenwood did the same but it cut out a 15 which was`t very loud i checked all my connections still the same so i put my JBL deck from my other boat no more cutting out problem.

Jet
12-14-2010, 12:58 PM
TOO HOT!! Same here when I'm in party cove and Its pumpin. I am thinking of adding a lil DIY solar fan to suck out the hot air?? Jet

tbeams1972
12-21-2012, 09:00 PM
I bought a new sony stereo for my boat and had the exact same problem. Just ran a ground wire from my stereo directly to the negative terminal on my battery. Problem solved.