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As i play my stereo if i keep it at a lower volum like around 23-25 my sub takes a really long time to heat up and does not get that warm, but soon as you push it passed 25 it starts to heat up so much the speaker is HOT to the touch in the middle and if you get to the magnet it will burn you if you touch it....but my amp pretection light never comes on at anytime while the speaker gets hot and i have let it run for a long time and get really hot.....it seems though even though you smell plastic burning when yolu look at the sub you see no signs of melting or damage of any kind....my xplod is hooked up to a 1000 watt kenwood amp turn at half capacity with a capasiter hooked to it as well......dunno if it matters but even with the amp at half it still gets hot but does it faster when the amp is turned up....the amp bass boost is turned up but i cant see that being a problem...what i want to know is why would the sub get hot and the amp never gets a red light....is my amp just to much for it or is there somthing wrong with the speaker inside

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Hi and welcome to FixYa!

Yes the amp may be too powerful for the speakers but I doubt the protect signal. Let's just hope that the protect is working for you may damage the speaker if it ain't. I don't think that the speaker is faulty for there's no distorted sound even on high volume right? It's quite normal for the speaker to heat up but not to the extent that it will burn you.

Please have the amp be checked if everything is normal plus have a good look on the protect for I suspect that it's not working.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

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