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I have a 600 w amp with 2 10" mtx audio subs. When my amp goes to kick in it goes into protection mode?

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You have the speaker wires wrong + to - o - to + put make shoore speaker wire is in place .

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I have 4 mtx 9500 12in subs 2 of them is on a mtx 92001 and the other is on a mtx 4001d . would it be better to run all four on the mtx 4001d. for more power and a better sound or how should i run this set...


NEVER mix different power amps. Depending on the ohms of your subs, sell one of the amps, up to you. The 4001 has more power, but either amp will do the job, the amp needs to see a 1 ohm load, so your subs have to be dual 2 ohms, or single 4 ohms to do this. If your subs are dual 4 ohms then you will have to run your amp at 2 ohms which would be have the power, or a half an ohm, (Not Recomended) and be at double the power. You may be able to do a competion sound off and just "Burp" the subs, but at a half an ohm, dont expect to listen to it to long before it goes into protect and shuts down.

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okay, first thing i would do is turn down your gain. Sounds like you are over working the amp thats wire your amp gets hot and shut off, it's going into protection mode. Is your amp enough for your subs. Some times not getting enough power to your amp might do this too. But if your subs wattage is way over your amp watts, you need to upgrade your amp. Also check your subs and see how the are wired up with the ohms, And see if your amp can take a 1 ohm stable load or how ever it's wired up at. hope this was helpfull.

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My amp keeps going into some safe mode and red light blinks and stops base to my sub. I have it hooked up to 1 15.4 Orion HCCA.


The "safe mode" on your amp usually kicks in for two reasons - the ohm load on the sub is too low for the amp (presenting a "short" to the amp), or it's going into thermal protection because the amp is too hot. From your description, it sounds like there's a short in the wire, the sub's ohm load is too low, or the sub is partially blown.

If you have another sub or speaker, connect it to the amp's output and see if the amp still goes into protection mode. If the amp goes into protection with a known-good speaker, then there may be something wrong with the amp's power supplies. If the amp works properly with another speaker or sub, then I would check the sub that's causing it to short out.

You may also want to check whether or not the amp is over heating by just touching the amp when it goes into protection. If it's just warm, that should be ok - if it's hot, then it might be working too hard. In this case, you may need to check the input voltage (12-14VDC) and the size of the power and ground cables. If your ground isn't properly connected, it can cause weird problems like over heating, shorts, erratic behavior, etc...

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Please see my tip HERE regarding Protection Mode for Car audio Amplifiers.

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for 1 the amp is no where close to strong enough for the subs and 2 if the amp is mounted on the box it is vibrating the electronics loose. you always want the amps rms power to be be about 25% more than the speakers rms rating, from the sound of it you are either undriving the amp (clipping) or running the amp at 1 ohm load which is making it burn up. if the amp gets hot (which class d amps should never ever do) then try running just 1 sub. if the problem goes away then you know the amp is not enough for the subs. try a hifonics amp you will be amazed at the quality and power difference. I sell all major brands cheaper than almost anywhere. let me know the exact model of the subs and i can recommend a better amp for you.

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