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Kenwood KAC-6201 AMP

I have a kenwood kac 6201 amp it will run find for a while then it will just shut off and if i turn my deck off and back on the amp turns back on would this be caused by overheat i have it mounted on peices of 2x4 on the back of my sub box

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  • jaredbmxer Apr 03, 2008

    hey im only runin one sub on the amp

  • jaredbmxer Apr 03, 2008

    hey im only runin one sub on the amp

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The Kenwood KAC would be 2 ohm stable.
I ran my sub's in parallel and the amp did not shut off and hit pretty well for long periods of time.
If you are running two dual voice coils.
Bridge amp, run pos and neg to pos and neg outside of box.
neg and pos to one side of sub
The other side of the sub run to the next sub
the other side of the sub to the inside of the box pos and neg.
pos and neg outside of box to the other outside terminals to create a complete loop.
If this isn't a good description post back and I'll email you a picture of it.

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