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Power protection......from what?

The power protection light on my amp just started coming on and the 12 inch sub connected to my 1000 w amp makes noises and hits when it shouldnt.....wats the deal..?

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Check youre wiers + and -

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I have a mono amplifier hooked up to a 12 inch sub. I have everything hooked up. The ground is good. However, when I turn the gain/level up to around 55% the sub starts thumping loudly. Just a rhythmic...


There are a few things you can look at. Check to make sure you power is at a constant 12 volts. Usually a dip in voltage will set off a protection mode, but it protection is malfunctioning, this may be occuring. You also may need a larger guage wire for power and ground, depending on how many amps your amplifier is drawing. You subwoofer may be the problem too. Is it a dual 4 ohm, or dual 2 ohm? If it's dual 2 ohm and your amp isnt' one ohm stable, this could be causing the amp to overload. From your description it sounds like the amp is "clipping", so my gut tells me it's more of a power problem. Recheck all your wiring. If you have a multimeter to check your power, use it. Good luck.

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I have 2 15 inch L5 solo baric subs and need a amp?


the 15" l5 is rated at 750 watts rms so i suggest you get an amp with atleast that much power because if you get a amp weaker than that you run the risk of clipping your subs and blowing them

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How to run the speaker wires to connect to the subwoofer? and does a sub woofer burn if you do not put the right ammount of watts to it for example having an kicker l7 connected to a three houndred watt...


i'm guessing you are having problems with the dual voice coil's so I will link you to the kicker wiring guide...

http://kicker.com/sites/default/files/SoloBaricL72006.pdf that has the wiring options, you will need a pdf reader **** as adobe or foxit..

Under powering your subs won't hurt them but running a 15 inch l7 at 300 watts is not going to let the sub perform at peak, I would go with a 800 to 1000 watt amp.

15 inch l7 watt's are as follow

rms = 1000
peak = 2000

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Try to install 3 12w3d6 subwoofers connecting 3 sub together to put them in box


You need to wire them according to the limitations of your amp you can pull a 1 ohm overall load just by connecting all of your coils in parallel- or you can get an overall load of 4 ohms by wiring each sub individually in a series configuration which will yield a 12 ohm load per sub -and then wire the 3 sets in parallel which will bring your ohms back down to 4. You can do a lot with that many coils it depends on your amp really-ideally a 1 ohm stable class d mono amp that is 1000-1500 watts rms would knock the **** outta those things JL is the good stuff.

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S series sub cuts out


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Correct Amount of Power needed for my subwoofer


1000 watt or bigger
you always wanna have a little play room with the amp so it wont blow or short out.
also if you do decide to add another sub....the amp will still be able to push both subs..
yeah so at least 1000 would be perfect but if you dont have the money about a 500watt would still push it hard.
just make sure you have all of the options on the amp tuned to make it sound the best and make sure you have the right enclosure for your car. 500 would do...but 1000 would be best =)

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Wiring the coils together


For each sub, tie the DVCs in parallel ("+"s together, then "-"s together). This will make the subs look like 2 ohms to the amp. Then, put one sub on each channel of the amp. That will put about 280W rms onto each sub, the max for the amp.

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It comes down to Amperage and RMS, your best bet is to go in and talk to a salesman at a stereo shop. That way he can decide on what sort of power you want and how you wanna use the subs. But 1000amp AMP is probably a good start 4 channel of course. Alpine or SOny make some kick a$$ AMPS

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