connex 3300 with fatboy amp

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by mrdice, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. mrdice

    mrdice Bobtail Member

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    i got a amp for my connex 3300hp... i bought a fatboy 900 watt.. i got it installed today.. and i went to test out my amp and when i turn it on.. i hear humming from my radio and doesnt seem like anyone can hear me..

    people can hear me better with just my connex without the box on.. my connex has been tuned and peaked to the max.. and my swing with the amp on is far less then without it on..

    does anyone have an answer?
     
  2. benthere

    benthere Medium Load Member

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    You prolly need to have that connex turned back down I think your overdriving your kicker.
     
  3. mrdice

    mrdice Bobtail Member

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    its pushing 65 watts i think.. you think thats to much? and what do they recommend?
     
  4. benthere

    benthere Medium Load Member

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    Id say that is to much just a stock radio is all you need with that kicker prolly 5 watts. no more.
     
  5. wally

    wally Bobtail Member

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    with an amp unless its a high drive you dont want more than a2-5 watt dead key
     
  6. mrdice

    mrdice Bobtail Member

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    its a 900 watt hi drive str8 4 pill.. i found out my radio is not powerful enuff for this amp.. i gotta have a 40 watt dead key to be able to run it.. i should of bought a 1x4... which would of took a 10 watt dead key...

    so i have a 900 watt 4x2879 HI Drive amp.. for sale.. bought for $350.. will sell for $300 obo
     
  7. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Road Train Member

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    Someone is telling you a load of "BULL"...That radio will run that box just fine. What you need to do however, is have the radios DK dialed back to NOT MORE than 1 to 2w's....You try and drive a 10w DK into any 4 pill amp., and you'll see fireworks within seconds!

    That radio, with that 4 pill should do around 500w's swing. But first have your radios DK turned down to 1-2w's, and just let'er swing!
     
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  8. Truckerjo

    Truckerjo Road Train Member

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    If it is a high drive then you don't turn down the radio..... (unless you have a radio such as a Galaxy 95T doing a 100 Watt dead key...)

    That radio still should be able to push that amp....
    Do a Google search for a radio shop called steelrod... call them and tell them what you have.. they will hook you up properly...
     
  9. thetez

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    its true, i was using my amp on side band (where their is no dead key so you can throw as much powr as you want) and i switched to AM keyed up and killed an amp like that putting 12w dead key on the am channel into it.

    you might hve killed your amp already.... especially if people cant hear you.... thats what happned after i killed mine (my pre amp still worked)


    good luck
     
  10. Truckerjo

    Truckerjo Road Train Member

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    A high drive you can put more power into from a dead key... A low drive you have to turn the radio down to around 3 watts....

    So, no it is not 100% correct....
    Big difference between a High drive and a low drive.. I like to see you power a sweet 16 pushing 3 watts dead key....
     
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