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Re: It does not turn on
Find and check the internal fuse....make sure you have a constant 12v+ (big red wire) when the ign. is OFF,and a switched 12v+, and a GOOD ground. It should make a clicking noise as it powers up.....if not, it's a boat anchor......sorry.
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if you turned it on without speakers hooked to it you may have blown the speaker output amps or if the end of the amp remote wire touched a ground you may have burned a trace on the board did you here it play at the pawn shop? or did it just light up? sometimes the people at the pawn shop think if the unit lights up it is working and sometimes they check them is just hook power to them without speakers if so this can blow the speaker output I would take it back to the pawn shop
Verify that the amplifier is turning on by looking to see that it is lit up.
Use a voltmeter to verify your power supply is a good 12
volts by touching the ground lead to you amplifier's ground screw and
the positive one to the amplifier's constant power supply screw. Also
verify that you have 12 volts coming from the remote lead wire which is
usually a thin blue wire between the ground and constant 12 volt supply.
Look for the "thermal overload" light. It is usually a red
LED on the side of the amp. If the amp feels really warm and this light
is lit, the amp has probably overheated from being tuned wrong or turned
up too loud and shut itself down to cool off.
Check the fuses on the amplifier. These can blow with extended use or during heavy bursts of use.
Make sure the "Gain" and other volume controls are turned up.
Confirm that the signal wire is still attached to the
amplifier and has not come disconnected by vibrations in the car. Also
check that the wires running out of the amp to the speakers are still
attached to the amp.
While I don't have any first-hand experience with either Bazooka amps or Memphis subs, this review pretty much says what I initial thoughts were. The amp will do the job without much fuss, so it mainly depends on whether you can get it for a good price. BUT........ There could be a issue with your sub. According to Memphis, your sub (assuming it's the single voice coil version) is only good for about 250W RMS (let's ignore peak power for now). The ELA500.1, on the other hand, puts out 375W RMS at 4 ohms. You could very easily overpower your sub with that amp.