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Amp cuts out but not in to protection

I have a kicker kx 1200.1 and three kicker 12 L5 that are 4ohm dvcs.if the amp is 1ohm stable shouldnt it be able to handle a 1.33 load??even when i was running just 2 of the L5's it would cut out on me.

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Definately wireing wrong some amps dont like the 1.33 are you testing your wiring jobs with a volt meter! just set it to the resistance/ohms and verify that you are actually getting 1.33 or the ohms you want!

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