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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Default FRIED SPEAKERS Rockford Fosgate PBR300-2 Install

Help, Installed a Rockford Fosgate PBR300-2 on my 2013 CC. Went for a 5 mile ride and fried the kicker speakers. Only the tweeters seem to be working now. It sounded great while it lasted. I left the amp at its factory settings of Gain 6, Freq 500 hz. Hooked up some old 6x9 speakers to check to make sure it was the speakers and they worked fine. What did I do wrong. Is there a better no modification replacement speaker than the kickers???
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 07:45 PM
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I have a set of Polk speakers that would fit your fairing if you are interested. They sound good with the amp. I bought them for my trunk and never used them. Tried them in my fairing and liked them but got a good deal on 6.5 Polks and went that route. Pm me if your interested. They are the DXI 525 series.

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6 is really high for the gain, especially for the stock speakers. They are probably only designed to handle 25W. I know many go with the Polk Audio DXi525, but they only handle [email protected] continuous, so you would still have to be careful overdriving them. Gain at 3 max
I had the Focal ISC 130 5.25s and they held the power, but didn't have the richness I wanted. 6.5s were the solution.



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Yeah, 6 is smoken' high. I have mine set at 2, but it is the PBR 4x 300. Should be about the same though. Sorry man. I have the Polks in mine. Sounds really good, and that's the 5 1/4's.

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I just found the power rating for the kickers on a crutchfield site and they are only rated at 5-50 watts RMS.So I Guess I just plan smoked em..Live and learn right???
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One other thing to note: Turn off the auto volume control.

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One other thing to note: Turn off the auto volume control.

I have heard this....why? just curious

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One other thing to note: Turn off the auto volume control.
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I have heard this....why? just curious
Short answer is the auto volume turns up or adds power going into the amp thus increasing the outgoing power to speakers as well.
That being said many here including myself and the other 3 I've installed are not having issues. I just took it out of my 2011 XC and put it in my 2013 still no issues.

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Yeah, 6 is smoken' high. I have mine set at 2, but it is the PBR 4x 300. Should be about the same though. Sorry man. I have the Polks in mine. Sounds really good, and that's the 5 1/4's.
Which Polks? I want the same amp and want all four speakers able to flood the seat with music at highway speeds. I'm willing to replace all four speakers but want a set that won't fry as easily as the kickers from the OP.


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You need to turn down the gain I blew up a 6.5" kickers because the gain was to high I replaced them with 6.5" Hawg Wired and turned the gain all the way down.

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