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Kicker zx1000 only plays at low volume

I have a kicker zx1000 powering two alpine type r at 2 ohms with a 2 farad cap.. the amp will play with bass only at like a 3 volume anything higher and the right light comes on meaning its in protect mode i bought this amp not over 3 weeks ago new...any ideas

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Your subs are blown

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  • SpadesRtrump Sep 16, 2008

    i reccomend setting your Low pass filter to 80hz, but like i said b4 your subs are probly blown

  • SpadesRtrump Sep 16, 2008

    mmm I almost forgot... when u set your gain for an amplifier it should only be set at around 4 volts, this is typically around 1/4 to 1/3 of the way up on your gain setting. u can use an volt meter to test this te jl audio site has a tutorial on how to do it

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How high did you turn the gain up and or the freq. mode most soun good at 90to 120hz. any higher some amps trip, and your speakers may not be able to handel the amp.

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It sounds like it may be going into a protect mode. You may be overloading the amp. You might want to go higher impedance and take it easy on the amp. The internal power supply MAY be collapsing under the load.

Don't believe all the numbers that manufacturers put out... we call that "Specsmanship"... in other words INFLATED numbers so you buy ours instead of theirs.

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