I have a cerwin vega 1200w exl1200d amp and it is hooked to 4 12'' pioneer champion series subs. It plays find but the amp gets hot and cuts in and out. Any help that you can give me will be greatly appricated.
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Re: amp gets hot
Check your speakers to make sure that they are the proper Ohmic value, and make sure your grounds are secure.
The unit is dissipating too much heat which is a sign of an impedance mismatch. In other words the full power output is not being delivered to the load (speakers), rather it is being dissipated in the source (amplifier) which as said is a sign of an impedance mismatch.
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MY BEST GUESS FROM WHAT YOU HAVE SAID IS THAT THE BOX WAS TO SMALL. BUT YOU ARE OVERPOWERING THE SUB RUNNING IT AT 2 OHMS ON A 750 WATT AMP WITH A SUB THAT IS ONLY RATED FOR 600. NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU TURN YOUR SETTINGS DOWN, YOUR STILL PUSHING TO MUCH POWER FOR THE SUB TO HANDLE. IT IS ONLY RATED 600 WATTS FOR A REASON. ESPECIALLY IF YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC THAT HAS A REAL LOW END AND THEN A HARD HIT. REMEMBER A HARD HIT WILL SPIKE YOUR AMPS OUTPUT THEREFORE PUSHING MORE WATTAGE TO THE SUB.
This means it is blown. Whenever the power light flashes on any amp it is blown or something else is wrong with it. Most likely its blown. You can blow am amp by hooking it up to a powerful sub and blaring it, or just overheating it. Hope this helps. This can usually be fixed as well
well for 1 , musicc is goin in an out that means ur grounds not big enuff or its not getting good ground thats why ur amp is getting hott to becuase u got all that power but no ware for it to go so check the ground for me an if ur music is still doin that then try ur acr wire unplug one of them when musice is low an plug it back in an unplug the other so on , i would love to know if this help an please vote
u should connect at least six 12" subwoofers (preferably 1000W each) to that pioneer amp of yours. Crank it up and enjoy. Your amp shouldn't cut off now. If it does cut off, you should change the fuse on your amp to a higher ampere.
Call Cerwin-Vega and they should offer a "Flat-Rate" repair for it. No matter what is wrong with it, for a flat rate, they will fix it. If not, most any repair shop should be able to.
If not, heck, I'LL buy it off ya! (I love Cerwin Vega stuff...)
The problem would be if you had it switched around. The 1200W subwoofer only means that it can handle 1200w of power the 1000w amp means that it can deliver 1000w of power. What you may have is an impedance mismatch. My question is what is the resistance rating on the sub woofer and what is the minimum resistance rating of the amplifier. These are actully the important issues at hand.
the rating of the subwoofer resistance in Ohms should never be lower then the minimum resistance rating on the amplifier. in fact the resistance rating on the amp should match the resistance rating on the subwoofer.