hey I have been using a KD-SX980 Cdplayer for the last 18 months or so. However I CAN'T use the speaker outputs on the cd player. At just over half volume (28) with bass at +1 the amp is either clipping or shorting. I do not understand this. I just installed a cheap a** Koss cd player in my friends car and she can turn it up to over 3/4 volume with less distortion, and when the koss starts to its not so sudden and loud. The music will actually cut out completely sometimes, really doesn't encourage me to crank it up..