20 Most Recent Orion 1200D Car Audio Amplifier Questions & Answers


Check the primary fuse on the positive amp wire usually located near the + battery2_bing.gif post. Also check any onboard fuses. If these check OK, make sure the remote lead has 12V+ on it when the head unit is turned on. If these all check out, the amp is most likely defective.

Orion 1200D Car... | Answered on Jul 12, 2010


if it started smoking its fried best thing to do is buy a new one unless you dont mind paying alot to fix it

Orion 1200D Car... | Answered on Oct 05, 2009


You have maxed out the amp! if your running one 4ga. pwr wire to all your amps, it's choking. Going to Wendy's buying a frosty and sucking it thru a straw!. Your amp is starving for more Voltage and current. That amps peak output is 1200w @ 1ohm, not too shabby! Now onto the next issue: Grounding!, just as important as power! Your amp MUST be grounded properly. Don't ground it to a seatbolt or side wall of the vehicle, go directly to the floor, hopefully less than 2-3ft tops. using the same gauge wire as power. If your power is longer than 12 feet, and in most cars it is, you loose alot of voltage and current flow to the amp the longer the run, the more you loose. That's just how DC power works. What's happening to your amp is it's working itself to death and creating massive amounts of heat. "enough to cook dinner" Run a 2ga or 1ot power wire to a distribution block at the amps. Wire in your other amps, then use the stiffening cap just for the sub amp. Not a cheap answer but it will solve most of your problem. Next, set the gain on the Sub amp NO HIGHER than 1 o'clock. Beyond this, and there's no help for it, there's no more gas pedal to push!. Enjoy your system but don't kill it! Hope this helps

Orion 1200D Car... | Answered on May 23, 2009


remove the load (subwoofer)...
ensure the power and remote have 12V (remotoe only when the car is on)....
And make sure the ground is a good one - sanded and screwed.
If you now turn on the car, and the red light for protection still stays on, your problem is internal, and it will need to be serviced. This is not something that you can crack open and fix, as there are lethal amounts of stored energy in the power supply and capacitors.

If the light goes on, youe sub(s) is/are at fault. Check the impedence with a multimeter set to OHMs and read the voicecoil. It should read pretty near to 4 or 8 ohms.

But since your amp is the only piece new to the equasion, chances are the problem lies within the amplifier.

It either has fried components, or your subwoofer(s) are wired to a low enough impedence that your amplifier does not like.

With more info... model #s voicecoil configurations I can help you better. I will c/p an answer I wrote recently regarding amplifier failure.

Orion 1200D Car... | Answered on May 15, 2009


wha amp do you have? and when it cuts off? did ou try to find a different ground make sure it is a good ground anx make sure your widt of the mains can handle the amperage of the amplifier

Orion 1200D Car... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009


could be either... check to make sure that you have a good ground... it should be grounded to a place on the vehicle that is bare metal... if you have a good ground then it is a problem with the amp and you should contact the manufacturer to setup repairs...

Orion 1200D Car... | Answered on Jan 06, 2009


it could be that it burned the stereo inputs or outputs

Orion 1200D Car... | Answered on Feb 26, 2008


I got this free Pdf manual from reliable-store for free and I don't think Ive visited a mechanic or fixya for help for more than 3-4 times out of the 20 times I fixed the chipper in these 4 yearsmust try this bitman and reliable-store. Both are good

Orion Car Audio... | Answered on Feb 06, 2019


Request the schematic diagram directly from Orion.

Orion Car Audio... | Answered on Oct 05, 2018


You do not have enough listed for specifics but you do need to match your sub with the amp from an ohm standpoint and a wattage standpoint. I am sure your amp can handle down to 4 ohms but may handle 2 ohms. Find that out and then check on the output wattage of the amp. A lot of people have separate amps for the sub itself and run the system off of another amp. Either way is acceptable.

Orion Car Audio... | Answered on Mar 23, 2016

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