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Protection mode override

My car has a dual box with two twelves a sony xplod 1200 watt ampand a pioneer radio in it which is 200 watts my speakers cannot take any kind of bass before it goes into protection mode why is that? i turned the filter gain and bass boost down all the way and it still shuts off.

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If you have your subs wired to the amp in a bridged configuration, try wiring one to each stereo channel instead. Also, make sure your ground wire is secure and connected to a clean, solid metal part of the vehicle body with the paint scraped off. If this doesn't work, disconnect both subs and try connecting only one at a time; one of the subs may have a problem that is shutting down the amplifier.

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