Question about Car Audio & Video
Had similar issues with mine, ended up being that the ground I chose was not a strong enough ground to support the electronic load. maybe try grounding the system to a different location? just a shot in the dark
Posted on Jun 07, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenwood KAC-6201 AMP
The Kenwood KAC would be 2 ohm stable.
I ran my sub's in parallel and the amp did not shut off and hit pretty well for long periods of time.
If you are running two dual voice coils.
Bridge amp, run pos and neg to pos and neg outside of box.
neg and pos to one side of sub
The other side of the sub run to the next sub
the other side of the sub to the inside of the box pos and neg.
pos and neg outside of box to the other outside terminals to create a complete loop.
If this isn't a good description post back and I'll email you a picture of it.
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
SOURCE: Kenwood KAC-9104D
Circuit City ? I'll keep that opinion to myself.
If all is properly hooked up, Check the ground wire for the amp.
Give it a tug where it is connected to the car chassis, NOT the amp,
if it moves or comes loose thats easy to fix, scrape the paint off the grounding point use a high quality ring terminal and a oversize screw with a star locknut. Also check the wiring in the box.
Subs and boxes are quite heavy. And if it's banging around, I hope you have it in a trunk, they are very lethal projectiles in a hatchback should you have a accident.
My second thought is that you may have dislocated a component , solder joint, or cracked the PC board,
When in doubt see a installer. Good luck Sumthin
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
SOURCE: kenwood kac-7202
Nope it's not a high-to-low level converter problem, it's most likely a problem with one of two things. 1) either you've blown the output stage in the amplifier, or 2) you've hooked up your subs wrong and your amp is seeing to low of an impedance. The amp is supposed to be 1ohm stable, but we had the same problem. When the indicator light goes red it means that the amp has gone into protection mode, now you have to figure out why. If something in the amp goes bad or just disconnects from the board it will cause power protection mode. If you fry something on the board because you are running the amp to hard or at the wrong impedance it will go into thermal protection mode, however there's no simple way to figure out which has happened.
Have you tried hooking up some different subs to see if the problem remains? try this. If the problem no longer happens then you know it's your subs, if it does still happen then you'll know it's an internal problem.
Years ago I had a Kenwood KAC-821; long story short, I melted the main power wire right off of the board, everytime I turned the system up the amp would shut down.
Take you amp to an authorized dealer and have them bench test it for you.
Let me know what you find out.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
SOURCE: i need help
Most of the time if the red light is on the amp is no blown but some times it does this cause the subs are hooked up in the wrong way. If the amp is only 2ohm stable and you hook the subs up to it at 1 ohm than the amp will not work so I would check this frist.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
it sounds to me like its burnt.but with some amps the screws that hold it in place have to be screwed into the car chassisfor grounding. be careful not to srewe into hidden wires.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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