Ok the p3001 turns on, it powers the speakers but it is VERY low, i have to turn it up ALOT just to hear a little thump, when i first got the amp it wasnt like this is played fine, after a while it just did that by itself, i have another amp hooked up to another set up 12s and that amp works fine, its just the rockford thats acting this way, i checked all the connections, re wired my subs, everything, is it something internal? and is it fixable?
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It sounds like the problem is not with your VR-606. If you hear a hum from the sub, the problem is more likely to be in the sub's built-in power amplifier. However, it is worth resetting the amplifier to factory presets. To do this, unplug the power cable from the mains supply and reconnect whilst holding down the power on/standby key. If the hum persists, connect any powered speaker to the sub-out socket, power on and listen for the hum. If no hum then suspect the powered sub amp. Turn the sub on with no connection to the Kenwood VR-606. If hum persists, the sub has a problem and will need to be replaced or repaired. By the way, you said there is a low frequency hum through the 'speakers' for about 30 mins. Is that all speakers or just the sub? Hope this helps.
Make sure and check the RCA wires in the back of your radio that send audio to the amp and make sure that they're connected to the OUTPUT/SUBS RCA's and not an input rca's. Also, check your ground and make sure no speaker wires in the subs are shorted. Try one speaker at a time see if that helps.
If you are getting power to the amp, try this....Find a small speaker, unhook your sub and wire speaker to amp. Turn on your system at a low volume....If the other speaker is playing through amp, then your sub is shot.....If the small speaker doesnt work, then its either your channel is gone on the amp or the rcas have quit off off your head unit.
Hey i have looked over many rockford manuals,(i own a 300.1 my buddy owns a 325.1) and for there mono(.1) amps there hooked together on the inside so channel A+ and B + are cencted on the inside the amp. So you ither hook one 2ohm sub to channel A or you can hook 1 4ohm subs to channel A and 1 4ohm sub to channel B. There 2ohm stable so any lower will eventualy burn the amp out.
The first amp, sounds like there is straight power going through the gain instead of it being limited. The second amp...hook the other subs up to it and see if it sounds ok. If so, then the subs are messed up. If it sounds the same, make sure the subs are connected correctly.
The person(s) who hooked up your system made a boo boo. They wired your remote turn on lead to the power antenna lead instead of the amp turn on line (both are blue and easy to mix up). Thus when your radio is on it sends a signal to the amp and the amp turns on, but when you set to CD the signal goes away and your amp shuts down. Easy fix, just re-wire the amp turn on lead and the problem will be fixed.
With your multimeter set to DC volts, the black meter lead on the ground terminal of the amp and the head unit on (so the amp will have remote voltage applied), touch the red lead alternately to the B+ and remote terminals of the amp. If the voltage is below ~11 volts, you need to check the wiring feeding whichever line is too low.
If the voltage remains near or above 12v, disconnect all speaker wires from the speaker terminals of the amp and disconnect signal cables from the amp. If it powers up, the wiring needs to be checked. If it still remains in thermal protection, the amplifier likely has an internal fault and will need to be repaired.
have you checked the amp? there should be a switch on it to alow you to change the input of the power, it could be that this is on very low, causing not alot of noise and base to be produced. it could also be the remote lead to your head unit or that it isnt earthed in the best of places. if the amp power is on then you can probably say its not the earth, try checking over the amp for a switch to turn up the input, if not check the user manual and look for amp settings.
check your sub woofer connection if you have multiple subs the could be wired in a parallel or with has to many ohms that my cause it to not hit right and cause the amp to get really hot and cut in and out