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When installing a car audio sytem it is always wise to leave the power wire the last thing you hook up.ive seen many brand new amps fry because of people hooking power up to fast,if it sparks your in trouble, amps power wires should always be connect to the amp it self before connecting to the power supply. saves on amps:] And your ground should always be less then 3 feet on an amp the shorter the better!

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How to hook up 2 alpine type r subs to a mono amp


Get some body to help you, That noe,s what there doing,It is to complicated to explain to some body that has not hook up car audio equipment before, How to wire up the subs (Properly) I strongly suggest this because i have seen a lot of people try end hok them up that don,t have a clue what there doing end fry the amp, I installed car audio equipment for over 40 years , End seen a lot of amp end subs that were fried because of people not no what there doing,

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shuts off when the volume gets turned up didnt do this wen new


A mono amp usually can handle only two 4 ohm subs. You see when you hook up two subs in parallel it drops the ohms too 2 ohms and 3 in parellal drops it to 1 ohms overheating the amp and cause power failure. Unless you bought a Mono amp thats 1ohm stable. But still I've seen cheap 1 ohm stable amps not last long. Also possible your subs are fried too check them with a multimeter and measure each sub ohms.

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my amp protection will not turn off i tryed almost everything?


i wish i can chat to you live so i can ask you qestions about your amp but to figure out what section of the amp might be fried it could be the power supply section could be the out put section or the in put section but i would try process of elimulation try unplugging your rca jacks and your subs unhook to your amp just the power hook up and try powering it but if the protection light steel comes on then try to remeber the last time your amp was working good and playing your subs was your amp getting hot if so you probaly fried your out put chips and not telling what else next question was you just hooking your amp up in your car and acually touch one of the power wire to the ground on your amp this happen to my friend and fried the power circuit relay chip on the power supply thats all the advice i can give but usually when the protection light comes on and you got every thing hook up right something fried

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