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    You absolutely can get your ZX700.5 repaired,...

    You absolutely can get your ZX700.5 repaired, either under warranty if it is new enough, (not likely as it is ZX-series) or outside of warranty they can usually be repaired for typically a pretty...
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    KXM800.5 Phil Kicker

    KXM800.5

    Phil
    Kicker
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    Make sure the ground wire from the ZX700.5 is...

    Make sure the ground wire from the ZX700.5 is connected to a battery. I have seen amps try to fire up from just the ground connection made through an RCA cable, doing exactly what you describe. ...
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    I think you knew all along... :) Funny...

    I think you knew all along... :)

    Funny...
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    What is out-of-phase when the load is a simple...

    What is out-of-phase when the load is a simple resistive wire anyway?????

    The wire in the bulb doesn't care... It's performance is not phase sensitive
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    Hah! David... :D Certainly not using...

    Hah!

    David... :D

    Certainly not using old incandescent bulbs. :) The light comes from a super-heated filament. The light comes from the bulb because the wire is hot. The glowing of the...
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    Good thing you didn't do it when someone was...

    Good thing you didn't do it when someone was calling. The ring voltage on a phone line is 110...
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    When you consider music is reproduced in a...

    When you consider music is reproduced in a speaker by means of an AC signal in the speaker wire, you begin to realize that as long as all of your speakers are wired the same way, you won't notice a...
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    You really have two options. Get a...

    You really have two options. Get a properly-sized panel and charge controller like I shared above, and then add a Blue Sea Systems 7610 Automatic Charge Relay, (ACR) like shown here:...
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    Hah! My response was to Brett... He should have...

    Hah! My response was to Brett... He should have the newer grill on his speakers.
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    There is no need for the item in your picture you...

    There is no need for the item in your picture you have labelled SPLITTER. The amp provides for that functionality. Just set the FADER button to is OUT position on the KXM400.4

    Phil
    Kicker
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    The LEDs are mounted behind the tweeter, not on...

    The LEDs are mounted behind the tweeter, not on the grill. I am not sure how you would do a ring on the grill...

    Phil
    Kicker
  13. Consider a WiFi extender/amplifier... Something...

    Consider a WiFi extender/amplifier... Something like WIFI RANGER.

    These devices go out and find a wifi hotspot, even if weak and lock onto it. The signal is amplified a lot. At that point, your...
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    Digging on my data, I believe you have a Kicker...

    Digging on my data, I believe you have a Kicker KX200.2 driving the tower speakers. Sound right? If so there is for sure an output on the KX200.2 for driving an additional amp. So, yes, just run...
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    Does the existing Kicker amp have a pre-amp...

    Does the existing Kicker amp have a pre-amp output? Which amp is it, can you tell? If it is one with a preamp out that is the best way to get signal to the KXM400.4. Otherwise, a set of y-cords...
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    It is likely a very simple non-warranty issue. ...

    It is likely a very simple non-warranty issue.

    The "waking up" of the amplifier can be accomplished 3 different ways; +12V at the remote turn-on terminal, DC offset, or signal on the inputs. I...
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    If you are running the 200.2 bridged into two...

    If you are running the 200.2 bridged into two speakers wired in parallel, you are loading each amp channel down to only 1-ohm. I am really surprised you are not putting the amp into protection...
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    Brett- The simple answer is: Yup. :) We do...

    Brett-

    The simple answer is: Yup. :)

    We do a few things different with the KXM line to improve the amps for use in a marine environment. Sealed inputs and connections, a gasket-sealed door...
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    The horns do not use the enclosed air in the can...

    The horns do not use the enclosed air in the can as a compliant element, so it would be fine to leave the poly out and not change the sound of the horn. If you want to be really anal, go ahead and...
  20. Its not paper. Its an advanced,...

    Its not paper.

    Its an advanced, cellulose-based engineering composite...


    :D

    Phil
    Kicker
  21. One will have a hard time bonding HDPE... ...

    One will have a hard time bonding HDPE... Precision will definitely be your friend. Still, you work with the stuff, so you probably know what adhesives will work?

    I might recommend that butyl...
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    OH yeah, that 6-volt AM tube radio. I got to...

    OH yeah, that 6-volt AM tube radio. I got to rework that thing a few years ago. We installed a 12-volt alternator and battery to run modern gear. I then used an FM to AM modulator so I could get...
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    :) You saying I am old?????

    :)

    You saying I am old?????
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    What is the bass tone control set at? Is the...

    What is the bass tone control set at? Is the loudness feature, (if the radio has it) turned on or off?

    Most of the time, popping speakers in a head-power-only setup is due to tone controls that...
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    Also, be sure to make sure crossover FREQUENCY is...

    Also, be sure to make sure crossover FREQUENCY is set properly.

    For the towers, something around 100, (or higher, probably not lower) is about right. For the in-boats, something around 60, (or...
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