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Re: Amp shutting off
Check your speaker load and/or bridging impedence. You didn't say anything about what kind of speaker load you were applying. Also make sure you have a large enough wire for both your battery input and ground connection. If you can pull all your speakers off this unit (after turning it off, of course)and it then will stay on, then either one of the previous suggestions may be the problem. If it still shuts off, then you have a blown amp probably. Good luck.
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installed my Audiobahn A2300HCX amp to my kenwood head unit. Just got this amp off ebay, ran all my wires for my amp. Finally it was time to hear it BUMP, but nothing... As i calmed down form woundering bout if i got ripped off on ebay, i recheck all my wires, reground the wire to an other spot, check my fuse on amp, and inline fuse from power wire off battery, AGAIN NOTHING.......... FINALLY had an idea bout jumping a wire from the power terminal (off the amp) to the remote terminal (off the amp), AND BOOOOM my amp kicked on... TURNS out it was my remote wire off the head unit off the harness was bad never hooked up an amp to it before. BUT dont leave it that way the amp will stay on all the time i only did it to see if it works. THANK GOD IT WASNT THE AMP
Amps have a part inside that is made to keep the channels equal. The problem is that when there is nothing hooked up to the second channel, then this goes bad and goes into protect. It is really hard on an amp to use just one channel.
check your wires and your ground wire it might be touching something causing it to spark and your amp to go on protect mode also check your fuses..also sometimes this works put your db and all your settings on your amp low as it can go sometimes its just to much power n hits like an impact.
New amp sounds messed up... grounds are bad and sometimes the amp tries to draw power but cant... So it immediately goes to protect... All jacked up... Audio specialist could help... Repair shop if local ..
The RCA "plugs" should be in an OUTPUT of the radio (sometimes they are INPUTS, like for an MP3 player..). Go to Sears or somewhere similar and buy an inexpensive Multimeter. Set it to DC volts and place the black lead on the GND termunal of the amp. With the red lead on the BAT terminal you should read roughly 12 volts always. With the car running and radio on, place the red on the REM terminal and again you should see 12 volts. If not it's the wiring. If the voltage is 12 on both then the amp is likely damaged.
Do you have the switch or activate wire on the new amp. to the right hookup? If you do, then theres a problem with the amp and if your not a tech these can be a difficult thing to trouble shoot. Take back the amp or seek out a pro to test it on a bench. Good Luck