Question about Kicker ZR600 Car Audio Amplifier

4 Answers

Kicker SX900.2 keeps overheating. Please help!!! = )

Hi, I have a kicker sx900.2 amp on 2 kicker CVR15 speakers. The speakers and everything is brand new and the amp is used. I installed everything myself and it sounds great, but after 5-10 minutes, it overheats... = ( The fan is on and I feel a cool breeze so I don't know what the problem could be other than it gets 100+ degrees here. I can only imagine how hot it is in my trunk. The amp has a digital screen that shows, temperature, volts, etc. You also have to use the screen and buttons to adjust the amp (there are no buttons). I do not have an instruction manual so I have just been playing around with it. I came across an option that shows you the temperature and lets you change the temperature you would like the amp to go into overheating mode. I have not changed this temperature or anything else that I don't know about. What is a normal temperature to set as the overheat temperature, what is normal operating temperature, and what is the temperature that would fry an amp???

Posted by on


4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have a kicker sx900.2 and after about 10-15 minutes it overheats. i bought the amp used and the overheat temp was set at 156 degrees. i got two 12" L5's on it. i set my gain and everthing down, i turned my bass and loud off on my headunit and it still heats up. i got 0 guage wire and a 2.0 capacitor on it also. is there a specific reason to why it is overheating?

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

  • hahaha man i have same problem. all u need to do is buy new speakers cuz you got really really strong amp, and hose speakers is weak for that amp so look for different sub!!

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 98 Answers

Well with amp amp the cooler it runs the better.... As far at a specific temp... i dont like to see over 110 degrees but ive seen some amps run pretty hot (like hot enough to cook an egg on before finally going into thermal protect mode) what is the "overheat" temperature now? As far as other options you could run your subs in series instead of bridged paralell which will make the ohm load higher which in turn will let your amp work "less hard" the other thing you could try is turning the gain down so you dont run the amp as hard... Another option would be to go to radioshack-get a 12 volt computer fan or two.. set them up in a way that they blow air into the vents of this thing to help it run cooler... I also mod amps with fans internally and if your in the chicago area i would love to help you out..

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

Sorry your problem is the soft you moust go to the service center

Posted on Aug 17, 2007

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I had some kicker 6x9 cs693 installed in my 2002 camry rear deck and when they returned the car the spearkers are not producing much sound or bass. I am using factory stereo and also the factory 6x9 on...

first check to see that the fader is not programmed to the front speakers fading it rear might solve your problem, second if your stereo has a 4 ohm load requirement at the output and your new speakers are 8 ohms this will cut the power output in half, your best bet is to get an amp if these do not solve the problem.

Feb 27, 2015 | Kicker Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

I have two 15in subwoofers with a directed 2400w amp and i was driving to get gas and on my way back, the amp just stopped working. it just turned off and i cant find out what the problem is

look at both in line from battery to the amp and the amp fuses and have good ground that's a lot of power just on one amp do you play your cd. etc. high then look in the fuse box go one by one see if you have a short somewhere

Mar 24, 2012 | Kicker CVR15-2 Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

I have 2 kicker cvr15 4 ohm duel voice coil speakers how do i wire them to a kicker zx1000 amp??????????

The ZX1000 is a two ohm stable amplifier, so this means that you have to connect your two voice coils in series to give you around 8 ohms impedance per speaker, then connect your two speakers in parallel to give you 4 ohms impedance on the single mono channel on the amplifier. I recommend you connect it up in the following manner:


Apr 06, 2011 | Kicker Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

Which will hit harded 2 ohm or 4 ohm

In general, the 2 ohm speaker will be louder than the 4 ohm with most amplifiers. For example with this amp being sold at Best Buy you have 400 watts rms at 4 ohms or 600 watt rms at 2 ohms. However, being the same model sub they should 'hit' the same.

Hope this helps


Mar 30, 2011 | Kicker CVR15-2 Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

How do i hook up my kicker comp dual voice coils

If you are wanting to run them bridges, I'm going to assume each voice coil is 4 ohms, then what you want to do is as follow

+1 -2

+3 -4

So on the diagram here, I know its silly, but you'll hook a wire from lead 3 to 1, that will bridge the positive side dow. Then you will hook a wire from lead 4 to lead 2. From lead 1 and 2, run your speaker wire to the terminals on the box. Now if you have a mono block amp, its not going to affect. If you have a 2 channel amp that is bridgeable, be careful. Some amps are not 1 ohm stable. Try and see. Good Luck.

May 02, 2010 | Kicker CVR15-4 Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

My kicker still pounds a lil bit but not lie it used to i think i dropped the ohms too much what do you thik the problem is

It has to do with Ohm rating along with what your power amp specs are. If you are wired to have this dual voice coil speaker for 2 ohms (parallel), then your power amp might not perform, or able to handle the 2 ohm load, and therefore might go into thermal overload/protection. If you are wired to have this dual voice coil speaker for 8 ohms (in series), then your power amp will not put out the wattage it is rated for, or be able to "push" it at all. The higher the ohm load, the less wattage output from amp, especially if the amp is made to work at 2, or 4 ohm load. Check your specs.

Apr 26, 2010 | Kicker CVR15-4 Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

What kind of amp do i need for 2 kicker ds6930 140 watts peak and 2 ks6930 6x9 watts peak 150 and 3 Kicker KS350 3-1/2 40 watts each peak

600 Watt to 1000 Watt 4 CHANNEL AMP for the four 6X9's and a less powerfull 4 Channel amp thats at least 200Watts to 400Watts peak for the 3 3-1/2 kicker speakers. Because if you try to connect the 3 3-1/2 speakers to only 1 4 channel amp that the 6X9 speakers are on you risk of overheating the amp and blowing the speakers too!!!

Apr 05, 2010 | Kenwood KFC-6982ie Car Mid-Range Speaker

1 Answer

How do i wire a kicker cvr if it has two reds and blacks

the sub is a dual voice coil, and depending on how you wire them, gives you different bass response as it drops the ohms in your amp. it can be wired for 2 ohms one way 4 ohms another way or 1 ohm depending on what ohm the coils are. to learn more about this got to rockford, click support, then click woofer wiring wizard, this will answer all your questions about dvc subs.

Feb 10, 2010 | Kicker CVR15-4 Car Subwoofer

1 Answer

Best way to connect a 15'' kicker cvr15 4 ohm dvc [single sealed box] and a volfenhag zx-4712 1000w 12'' 4ohm+4ohm dvc to my pyle 885 1000w 4 ch. bridgeable amp and how to wire the voice coils that are in...

best way is to just run the volfenhag with a set of wires for 2 channells(one set per coil) left and right @ 4 ohms per channell. The CVRs you can parallel the coils(2 ohms) and run a set from each sub to the amp in stereo left and right. This will give the kickers a little more juice than the 12 but should be fine.

Jan 25, 2010 | Rockford Fosgate Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

How to hook up 2 kicker 10" speakers & kicker amp to a 2002taurus

Good day ma'am, hi, hooking up an extra amp. on your radio is done by audio professionals, but if you can remove the radio out from your ford, you can install that extra amp. Just follow the diagram below.63bff30.gif You need to find line out of your radio to line in of your kicker amp. connect them using audio shielded cables. connect your speakers to the amp. I guess you this already.

Nov 23, 2009 | Kicker KX600.1 Car Audio Amplifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kicker ZR600 Car Audio Amplifier Logo

334 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kicker Car Audio & Video Experts


Level 2 Expert

93 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85160 Answers

Dalynn Turner

Level 2 Expert

346 Answers

Are you a Kicker Car Audio and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides