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Cadence z1200 stays in Safe Mode!

I have a cadence z1200 and i installed it yesterday and i had to go to work so im driving down the street listening (not loud at all just enough though) and its working fine and i see theres a car stopped in the middle of the street so i speed up to pass them and when i speed up my amp quits working and goes into Safe mode. it has yet to come out out safe mode. ive checked polarities,thermal problems,overload problems,fuses,changed grounds and even completely unplugged everything and plugged it back together. can anyone help me with this?

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Re: Cadence z1200 stays in Safe Mode!

If the subs are rmoved from the amp (wiring), does the amp still go into protection without them hooked up? If no, shorted sub, if it still des, unplug RCA's, does it still go into protection? Also check voltage. Make SURE you have greater than 12 volts AT THE AMP using amps ground to check the power AND remote wires. Hit me back wth an update.Those amps rock.

Larry T
Winona Lake, IN

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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