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Cut out I just got a kicker zx400.1 and kicker comp 12s every time i turn the radio up between 23 and 27 the amp shuts down and then it comes back on but it keeps doing it till i turn it down ..... so what does that mean

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Do you have ONE pair of 12's? Are they single voice coils? Dual? Bottom line, you are either over driving the amp (bass controll up high on the head unit (stereo), or the "load" on the amo is too low, meaning 2-12'" dual voice coils parreleled would give you a 1ohm load. Need more info, need to know what the bass is set on on your stereo, what size power wire to the amp, and I can wrap up the solution. ok?

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Larry T
Winona Lake, IN

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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