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When I turn up the volume the amp shuts off and displays an E-03

And I'm pushing 2 L7 kicker squares. I have a 50W X 4 Kenwood CD player. The amp is a KAC-X1R 12volt D.C. ground. No. 70100295.

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Do you have your subs wired down to 1 ohm? The reviews on this amp is not very good, a lot of people said they had a lot of problems with this amp, a lot of blown fuses and cant take a 1 ohm load

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