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Question Help needed with BTA10250D balance shutoff issue

Hello,

I purchased a BTA10250D online. I followed the install instructions and used line level wiring. When I turned the volume on my HU up to a reasonable normal listening level the amp would shut off.

I tried double and triple checking my wiring, tried moving it from front speakers to rear and back. Tried different settings on my head unit, etc. I finally found that if I turned the balance 100% to the left, I can raise the volume up and the sub hammers.

As soon as you move the balance back toward center or even 100% to the right it cuts off.

So I resorted to using RCAs from the read unit to try and see if that would help. But alas, it did not. Same issue.

This morning I purchased and installed a LOC wired to the front speakers. And passed that to the sub... Only to find the same issue is still present.

So I have tried every possible option I can think of for wiring configurations and nothing helps.

Does this mean my BTA10250D could be defective?
Anyone have another solution I should try?

I've been working on this for over a month and I'm getting fed up trying to pour more time and money into a project that I thought was the most optimal plug and play solution for my 2012 Scion IQ.

I look forward to your replies.
Thank you,
- Brian
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Default Re: Help needed with BTA10250D balance shutoff issue

Tested the setup without any signal going to the tube. The amp still drops out at the same volume level. So, my thought is the power or ground is not connected properly.

I checked the power and it seems fine. So to those experienced here... Does this sound like it could cause such strange issues as listed above.

Gonna meter it when I can work on it again.
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Default Re: Help needed with BTA10250D balance shutoff issue

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Tested the setup without any signal going to the tube. The amp still drops out at the same volume level. So, my thought is the power or ground is not connected properly.

I checked the power and it seems fine. So to those experienced here... Does this sound like it could cause such strange issues as listed above.

Gonna meter it when I can work on it again.
Put a meter on the right channel of the system and compare the results to the left channel. You will also want to check for any DC voltage on the right channel.
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