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Will not power

My amp was hooked up to four subs two alpine type e's and two sony p5s. it just shut off and wont turn back on. i checked it and its getting power.

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Are u sure you didn't blow a fuse? check the fuses to make sure you did not blow one because the amp will not work in that case. make sure you are not over working your amp as well because it seems like that amp is not big enough to power all four of those subs. usually 4 channel amps are used to power speakers not subs. what is the rms on your subs and amp? i could better tell whether your amp is big enough. thanks hoped this helped

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