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Speakers cut off when bass goes up

I have a nesa 3.5 screen hooked up to 3 hifonics powered by a 1600 watt boss amp. every time i turn the bass up with the knob the speakers cut off then i turn it down and it starts working again. i checked everything and it still happens. when it cuts off the amp stays on its just the speakers that cut off please help

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Probably the amp going to safe or protect mode judging by the fact that you have 3 subs wired to it i would say it is not 1 ohm stable try disconnecting 1 sub and see if it still happens this will be running a 2 ohm load rather than 1 if it stops happening then you need to figure out a better wiring configuration that will work with your amp.

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