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Lights on, nobody home

My Alpine Amp turns on but does not power the Sub it is connected to. The digital display on the amp shows "CURR". What should I do?

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Re: Lights on, nobody home

Appears to be an issue with current. Is the speaker the correct impedance for the amplifier ? Have you confirmed there are no short circuits in the wiring ? I'm not familiar with this particular product,

The alpine catalogue gives recommended amp/speaker combos. If you don't have an aplpine sub, then look at the specs and find a similar one. You may be trying to load the amp too heavily and it will protect itself.

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