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Subs stop in middle of songs with deep base

On some songs with deep low base my amp will switch to protected and i will have to turn off my cd player and turn back on for it to start playing again. It doesnt do it on all songs, it does best on songs with short burst's of base

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Re: Subs stop in middle of songs with deep base

May be the inpedance is too low , poor current...i try to change a wire alimentation for one of number 4 ...and screwed gnd! gd look!!

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