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The power keeps shutting off when I turn the volume up.

Any time i apply volume to the system and try to push the amp the power shuts off. Its not loud but it still shuts off. What do I do?

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Check the nomimal ohms or impendance of the speakers if it matches the amp capability. Your amp manual should specify the compatibility of what speakers ideal to whether it's 4 to 8 ohms.

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