I have a 1995 chevy S-10 pickup, with a SONY XPlode cd player, two 1100w 10" sony XPlode woofers hooked up to one l000w sony XPlode amplifier, It was working wonderful for more than 3 months til today. When I turn it on at a low volume it works fine, but when I pump the volume up to more than 20 on the radio, the woofers cut off with any kind of bass, the amplifier protection light (the little green light) doesn't turn red. When I turn it down below 20 again, the sound comes back uninterupted. Turned the radio off and when I turn it on the same problem happens again and again. I already checked the two 30 fuses from the amplifier and the one that goes to the battery (they're fine). The remote turn on wire is fine, as well as the power, ground, and RCA cables. I would appreciate your help. Thank you.
the protection/power light on my kicker zx400 amp is red instead of green thus making my sub not work . . . why is this?
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How many ohms is the speaker? You have the amp bridged going into the sub? You have the negative of one side hooked up to the negative and the positive on the other side hooked up to the positive?
It says that it is bridgable at 4 ohms. What about the input? Set your stereo about half way up. Then turn your amps gain up slowly until it is where you want to listen to it normally. Not to loud. Then when you turn it up it isn't too much.
But it sounds like you have way too much power for one speaker. Especially a ten. It takes two tens to equal one 12.
If your voice cuts off when you use too much power i.e. operating power windows you are taking power away from your amp. An amp operates in stages; therefore you must increase the available (battery) power in your vehicle; possibly you can run two batteries (do not connect them in series)
Most likely one of your subs are blown, or the Ohm's are too low for the ampliphier. Try hooking up one speaker at a time to the amp and see if it does the same thing. If it shuts off on one of the two speakers, that speaker is most likely blown.
first you need to run a power cable for the battery to where ever you are going to place the amp DO NOT hook the cable to the battery until the very last just wire it to the amp for now.next you will want to ground your amp hook the ground wire to the amp and the other end to a solid piece of metal in the car this is very important if you don't get good metal on metal contact you'll blow a fuse. If you can hide it well strip back a bit of carpeting and use sand paper to remove all paint from the metal and drill a hole for a screw. once that is finished you will need to run a remote wire from the amp to the car stereo usually these are the blue wire on the harness in the dash. once that is hooked up run the rca cables (reds and whites) plug in to amp and then in to back of cd player. once this is all hooked up and fully secure hook the power cable to the battery make good contact and if everything is grounded right you should get the lights on in the amp. Next step hook up the speakers run speaker wire from the amp to your speakers make sure negative goes to negative and positive to positive or you'll get clipping and it will sound like ****. that's pretty much the jist of it. if you have any questions let me know.
The crossover wires have absolutely nothing to do with your cd player, all you do is wire your crossovers into the speaker slots on the amp and then wire your mid-range speakers and tweaters into the crossovers. All a crossover does is it splits the power from the amp to your mid-range speakers and your tweaters.