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Amp burning speakers.

I have a 1000 watt sony...model XM-2165GTX amplifier pushing a kicker CVr 12 inch. when i hook it up to 1 channel it buns and its only pushing 200 at 2 ohms.if u can tell me wats wrong please give me an answer...

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One of the channels your using may be burned out or there is sum wire touching inside the amp so take the cover off and make sure nuthn is touching and see if sumthn is burnt and also try using a different channel on the sub

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