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Bass knob/remote for kac-9152d

I have this awsome amp but no way of using it. because i have no in line remote for frequency or volume. would a KCA-WR10 in line remote work on my amp or were can i find one that will work?

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Re: bass knob/remote for kac-9152d

You still need the bass knob. i have the 8152d and even with the controls exposed the bass knob still gives you even more control for stronger hitting bass. without the remote the amp isn't working at its full potential. I also ordered the kca wr10 knob and found it to be a lot softer with that knob then the orig, knob the amp came with.

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Re: bass knob/remote for kac-9152d

Dont try that yet,doesnt require remote to work,only added feature

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Re: bass knob/remote for kac-9152d

Look up the user guide, your cover comes off the bottom half of the amp to expose all your controls, so you dont need to use the remote. just google guide 9152d and look for the free one in .pdf format (adobe acrobat reader). should be near the top.

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I have recently bought a kac-9152d and it doesn't have the bass remote control. Will it still power up and work without one ? Where can I buy a remote for my amp too? Thanks, Jason

It will work without the remote and the remote is here

May 27, 2016 | Car Amplifiers

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I have a kenwood kac-9152d amplifer and it works just fine for about 10 minutes then just shuts off and subs dont work, about 30 seconds later my amp turns back on with the subs.

make sure it's well ventilated. If there's no air flow, then there is no way of cooling down and to protect itself it will shut off. Make sure the speakers are wired correctly as per amp specs. too many subs or subs connected improperly can draw too much current and shut the amp off, but you will notice this when you turn up the volume to a certain point and the amp shuts down.

Aug 30, 2011 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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I have a 1800 watt amp but the red light is on but it dose sound like the bass works but not it its prime

the red light is for power in protect mode it should be orange and it will not emmit sound if you think you should have better sounding bass or more bass you can try to play with the gains on the amp or possibly if you have the negative or positive hooked up wrong from a speaker to the amp this will cause the bass to be lower and somewhat distorted double check your positive and negative wires from the speaker to the amp and make sure they are correct

Feb 28, 2010 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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No manual for my amp.

  • Class-D Monoblock Amplifier
  • Bass Boost Level and Frequency Remote Included
  • Variable Low-Pass Filter: 50 - 200 Hz (24 dB/Oct.)
  • Variable Input Sensitivity: 200mV - 5V
  • Phase Shift: 0° / 180°
  • Variable Infrasonic (Subsonic) Filter: 0/15Hz/25Hz (18 dB/Oct.)
  • High- and Low-Level Inputs
  • 1 Ohm Stable
  • RMS Power Output:
    • 500 watts x 1 chan. @ 4 ohms
    • 900 watts x 1 chan. @ 2 ohm
  • Preamp Outputs: 1 Pair
  • Bass Boost: 0 - 18 dB @ 40 - 100 Hz (Variable)
  • Dimensions: 15" L x 11-5/16" W x 2-3/8" H

Oct 05, 2009 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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Power amp wont power up

Check the fuses-should be a pair of 30 amps on the side. use a paper clip and jump power from the power+ to the remote+ and see if that lights it up-if it does than your remote lead isnt giving it juice-

Apr 06, 2009 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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Kenwood amp kac-x401m

How long will the bass play before the amp kicks into protection mode and how loud are you listening to it? I've noticed with my amps that if they don't have enough air flow they will get hot and kick into protection mode. They will also kick into protection mode if you are running it at more than it can handle. Check your adjustments on both your amp and the head unit. Make sure you are not running more bass than the amp can handle.

Nov 04, 2008 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio amp

There could be several problems. The following page should help you determine if you have a problem with the amp or something connected to the amp.

Amplifier in Protection Mode - Troubleshooting

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Sep 17, 2008 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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Kenwood KAC-9152D monoblock

The amp says it's 1 ohm stable, so assuming the DVCs are dual 4 ohm, you should be able to connect all "+"'s together and all "-"s together, like the picture below:

As for the amp shutting off for a few seconds, it sounds like it's either:
A) Not getting enough power at high volume.
B) Overheating.

The cap on the +12V to the amp should help, but putting a meter on the +12V might tell you whether it's dropping too low (<11V).

When you first turn the volume up, how long does it work fine before shutting off? Is it with the vehicle running or not?

Mar 25, 2008 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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Kenwood kac 9152D

Usually, protection mode is caused by one of these conditions:
  • Shorted speaker outputs.
  • Speaker output shorted to ground.
  • There is an internal issue, causing DC voltage to be present on the speaker outputs.
  • Amp overheats.
  • Ground connection is insufficient for amp or HU.
I'm not sure of the history or symptoms of your amp, but those are the reasons why the amp could go into protection mode.

Mar 13, 2008 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Amp

use a multimeter to check for power on the +ve wire, could be your fuse, it only rus a sec when you jumper the remote to +ve because the remote cannot give out the nessary current to run the amp.

Sep 13, 2006 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier

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