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I have two kicker cvr 12s and they cut off when I turn the volume

I have two kicker cvr 12s and they cut off when I turn the radio up

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  • countryboy06 Nov 18, 2009

    I have two kicker cvr12s and a legacy predator 2400 watt amp. The subs come on at first until I turn up the volume and once the bass hits the amp goes into protection mode it worked fine when I had my kicker 15s installed

  • countryboy06 Nov 18, 2009

    My amp goes into protection mode when the bass hits hard and stays there unless I turn it off and turn it back on the amp has been working fine with my two kicker 15s and I just took those out and put kicker cvr 12s in and it started

  • countryboy06 Nov 18, 2009

    Yeah everything is hooked up right there dual voice coil and all the wires are right and I tried the 15s again and they still work

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Are they hooked up correctly? And do you notice the amp turn off or change colors in lighting?

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  • Peter Toth Nov 18, 2009

    Have you tried hooking up the 15's again to see if it still stays on?



    It almost sounds like a wiring problem. How do you have them hooked up?

  • Peter Toth Nov 18, 2009

    If the 15's are SVC (Single Voice Coil), you may have the issue there...



    Sounds like they might be bridged for 2 ohms, and your amp isn't 2 ohm stable. The way to fix this is to bridge the speakers at 8 ohms.



    Let me find a diagram to better explain.

  • Peter Toth Nov 18, 2009

    http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer...



    This website shows the diagrams for DVC speakers. Because your amp may not be 2 ohm stable, try hooking it up at 8 ohms. You should be able to turn the amp all the way up without it cutting out.

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1. check the amp
2. check and make sure the amp is not being overloaded

This happens when a amp is overloaded and there is not enough power to pump those 12's check the amp make sure you have everything grounded and the current is a steady 12VDC to amp once you got that all down and you still got issues when turning up the volume I would have the amp pulled and looked at.

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    Grand Canyon Tech Nov 18, 2009

    If you do not feel its the amp at this point have the kicker looked at try hooking it up to another system have it checked before any other thing is done you may need a limiter on it do it does not take the full wattage from the amp it seems like its faulting right when you turn up the volume so check that.



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Is just the subs cutting out or is the entire stereo going into system protection? If just the subs, double check your ground wire. I like to mount mine on trunk bracket and scrape the paint off. You do not want to use painted surface as a ground. Make sure your altenator is strong enough to power everything in your car. Use a fuse, do not direct wire to battery or you can burn out your altenator. You can also buy one of those caps which sends the battery voltage at a higher rate.
I also suggest turning all settings on amp 3/4-7/8 of the way up and then control the rest from now on from the cd deck.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Nov 18, 2009

    If I where you I would not use the bypass. they cause problems and are pretty much made for one speaker. But then you can just put one wire on each channel. Bypass is useless.

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    Nate Stansfield Nov 18, 2009

    If that is the case, sounds like the amp is up to high for these speakers. I have seen this happen before although it is rare.

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