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When i play music loud the sound cuts out

When i play any music loud it keeps cutting out. I have made sure that the amp is ventilated and the speaker wires are securely plugged in. Not sure what else it could be. When it cuts out i have to turn it off and turn it back on again and it works. Please help.

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I would try getting a new amp, the speakers may be blown.

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