Question about Phoenix Gold Octane-R 8.0:4 Car Audio Amplifier
The quickest way to determine if the problem is in the amp, the wiring, or the speaker(s) is to disconnect all speakers at the amp and re-power. If it stays in protection, check your ground. If you are grounded to a seat bolt or side panel on the vehicle, move it to the floor. Scuff the surface, check underneath for wiring or fuel lines! and drill a new ground. If it's still in protection, meter the voltage at the amp, if it's lower than 9.6v, that's your problem. If it's 11-13v and still in protection, the problem is internal and the amp needs service. If the amp leaves the protection mode when you disconnect speaker(s), check speaker wire for loose/touching wires or cuts in the shield. If that's ok, meter the speaker for resistance. If your meter reads 1..... the voice coil is burnt. If it reads .....1 the spider or coil is open or cut and again is bad. If you don't have a meter, any car audio shop can test your spkr(s) in just a few minutes. If you need further help, post a comment and I can help you more.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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