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My amp goes into protection mode at high volume

I have a kicker amp running two 12's. the system plays but if i turn it up too loud the amp goes into protection mode. can u please help?

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  • tdhesseltine Nov 04, 2008

    i have a kicker zx1000 amp running on two 10" kicker L7 and when i turn the volume up the amp shuts off after a few seconds and goes into protect mode... why???

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Need more info, make and model of amp and subs please

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    can u help me out message cord3r19@yahoo.com got a kicker kx 700.5?

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Hi does the amp return to normal operation once the volume is lowered? If so it sounds like the amp is seeing too low an ohmage due to the way the subs are wired & they are drawing too much current so the protection circuit intervenes to prevent damage.The minimum ohmage this amp must be operated at is 2 ohms so if you are running at 1 ohm this will cause the problem you are experiencing.
Cheers, acbva.

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