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Amp ??? I Have a brand new MA audio 4400 watt amp. It turn on LED's come on digital read out work cooling fan come on but no power going to the sub. I tested the RCA's there good. The power turn-on is good to. Tried it with different subs and still nothing.

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Re: amp ???

Ever find a solution? i am having the exact same problem... didnt happen until i plugged in the bass remote they send with it...

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I have a Lanzar 4000 watt amplifier hooked up to 2 12inch MA Audio subs. When I crank my car the green power light on the amplifier comes on, but after a second or two it changes to protection mode. I have...

Disconnect all speaker connections and rca cables. Leave power, ground and remote wires intact. Try turning on again. If you still have a protection light your amp is faulty. Hopefully you have warranty. Time to get an old school Opti Drive. .A thumbs up would be greatly appreciated if this answer is helpful to you. lanzar-4000-watt-amplifier-hooked-up-2-shonxoarcym4awy4zl1imx4o-2-0.jpg Lanzar

Jan 29, 2011 | Lanzar VIBE286 Car Audio Amplifier

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Amp burned out but fuses still good?

this is caused by inproper wiring from the speakers/subs to the amplifier.. an amp will still put out power to subs and speakers when it's wired improperly but it won't last for very long doing it... 6 months is longer than usual....

Dec 05, 2009 | MA Audio M1900XE Car Amp

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Ma audio hk 4000d

you have definately blown a output channel, or power supply. Send it in for warranty.

Jan 09, 2009 | MA Audio HK4000D Car Audio Amplifier

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My ma audio hk 4000 amp is powered on no sound coming thru subs amps brand new

If there is no protection light on, be sure the input is on. Some head units need to be turned on manually (factory set to OFF).
Verify the subwoofers are wired properly.
A list of your components would help to solve your problem.
If it is new, it should still be under warranty - worst case scenario output transistor(s) blown, or power supply bad.

Jan 09, 2009 | MA Audio HK4000D Car Audio Amplifier

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Confused about system

If what you're telling me is correct you're trying to drive a stereo sub -woofer with a mono amplifier. If so, that could be a bad situation for the amp, if the voice coils are not wired together correctly. Before we go too far, I have some questions I need answered.
1. Is the MA unit an M1889i?
2. Do you have the 4 terminals of sub-woofer tied together. For example the 2 positive terminals are tied together & the 2 negative terminals are tied together?
3.How do you supply 12VDC to the amp?

While I'm waiting to hear back from you, I'll try to draw a schematic (wiring diagram) of the way it should be wired for your particular setup that I'll send to you.

Mar 06, 2008 | MA Audio M1889I Car Audio Amplifier

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If this occurs with the head unit plugged directly into the amp (no signal processors inline, you probably have open shields on the head unit.

To check the shield ground, disconnect all RCA cables from the head unit and measure the resistance between the RCA shield on the head unit and the case of the head unit. It should read ~0 ohms.

Dec 03, 2007 | Car Amplifiers

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Amp heats up and goes into protect mode

Hi Saint108. You're describing it well, and i know what the problem is already. The MA audio amp, can't hold with a 2 ohm load. It's too low for that amp, that's for sure. Those are budget amps and they are not well built enough to handle low ohm setups like that. It's overheating and there's no ways around it.. Other than wiring your subs differently ! Just wire your sub directly (not in parallel) in a 4 ohm load, you will notice it will stop overheating that much. Do it quick, you'll most likely fry your amp giving it such hard work !! The HUM you're hearing could be related to it also. Try that, and keep me posted on the status. Thanks ! Cheebster.

Jul 02, 2007 | MA Audio Hard Kore HK-898 Car Audio...

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Stop putting out sound to subs

Ok This is a two channel High Current amp. It is stable to one ohm. If the Subs are single voice coil at two ohms the they have to be wired in Parallel that means (Red +) (Black -) are connected to the + and - of another sub and then the (RED +) (Black -) from both go to one output channel of the amp. You pair the other two in the same fashion on the other output channel. If you are getting no output (sound) at all first check if the amplifier is going into protect. (Usually indicated by a red led on the unit. If it is connect only one Sub to each output and see if the protect LED goes out. If it does then you should have sound at the subs. If not check that you have the sub output enabled on the HU some head units do not come with the sub output enabled on the HU. If every thig is enabled, with only one sub connected to each output and the protect LED is not on then your amp is probably blown and needs repair. Nice thing is that MA has a great warrenty policy. Check and make sure the protect LED is off. If it is on you probably have the SUBS wired wrong

Jun 23, 2007 | MA Audio HK802SX Car Audio Amplifier

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Driving in first gear

Your Amp is in protect. Disconnect your subs and turn it back on. IF the led goes back to green the you have a blown Sub and it will need to be replaced. If the amp stays in protect even with the subs removed the the amp is toast.

May 29, 2007 | MA Audio HK2000D Car Audio Amplifier

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