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Protect Mode hey, i have a 1000 watt power acoustik amp with a 12'' kenwood sub. and i noticed that the red light was on instead of the green light and i cant get it back. any suggestions?? please help

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This is usually a problem with incorrect cabling you should check and see that all your cables are connected properly especially the ground cable thats what would normally give you a red light on your amp

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