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When i turn my radio up all the way my speakers cut out and then come back on

I used to have a 2600 watt pyramid amp hooked up to my swiss audio twelves it worked perfect then i upgraded to the kenwood KAC-9152d 1800 watts and now when i turn my radio up past 35 my speakers will cut out then when i turn it down to 15 after a second they will come back on i hooked my freinds pioneer twelves up to my amp and it worked fine i could turn it up all the way is my amp to powerful for these speakers

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    should i check my speaker wires or my amp



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If by speakers you mean your subs, your amp is going into protection mode. i have the same problem. i dont think it can run at 2 ohms like it says it can.

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I soundds like its too powerfull for them beouse some new speakers now have a shut off if they are ready to go out or blow to make sure you dont damage them

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Yes it is probably too powerful for those speakers. Or the speakers could be defective.

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