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  • You double the watts to the speaker for the channels bridged. This also depends on the Ohms of the speakers being used. The lower the Ohms of the speakers used in relation to the Ohms of the amp also increases the watt output of the amp.

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Power Acoustik... | Answered on May 22, 2011

it sounds like you have a shorted wire or a blown speaker in system

try disconnecting all speakers and see if light goes out if so it is bad speaker if not try disconnecting all speaker wires and see if light goes out then

also if disconnecting speakers fixes problem you might want to check what the Ohm load is and how you have multiple speakers hooked up if Ohm load is too high or low you will get same light

is it possible you have too much moisture in car - sometimnes that will cause error

if this does not help please contact me with as many details as you can give me and i can try to help more - number of speakers, how they are wired to amp, what amp, how many channels for amp, etc - the more info the better i can help

good luck!

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Mar 25, 2011

hi at the rear of the amp where the power terminals are open it and where the power terminals conect to the circuit board you will see a black diode this is what we call a dummy or a reversed diode you will have to remove this and replace it if you dont and this happens again there will be more serious damage done and may be unrepairable let me know how you get on

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011

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Power Acoustik... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011

You need to install someting called a power cap. the amp needs so much power to produce the big bass thump that the alternator cant keep up. Use a powercap and its like a power reserve.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011

do you have the blue remote off/on wire hooked up to the stereo?

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Feb 11, 2011

you can install a bypass switch but i don't recommend it because it is illegal.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011

run away for ever

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010

you may have bad solder connections inside of the amp.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Nov 02, 2010

You haven't said the exact model of your Stax amps so i can't be very precise but most Staxs don't run with less than 1.5 ohm loads or when in series/push-pull configuration.
You haven't said the exact model of the protection system and at what rating it's set - if it's external. Maybe the current at which it gets activated is lower than what both amps are drawing at full power.
Maybe you connected the amps wrongly - the phases aren't aligned.
This also happens when the outputs aren't perfectly in sync and at equal value - check the preamp and the inputs.
In either way make sure of: the inputs to the amps are identical in every way, the amps are in parallel (watch the phases), the sub is wired at 2 ohms and all the wiring is as equal as possible..

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010

Is this a new amplifier - or used?
Did you get an owner's manual?


Power Acoustik... | Answered on Oct 15, 2010

It should just pop into that holder, it's possible it is worn out. It's pretty tough to say how to do it without looking at it... Any way you could take a few pictures of the setup and send them this way? Just post them on the comment here to start with... using the PICTURES button at the bottom of the text box.


Power Acoustik... | Answered on Oct 08, 2010

This sounds like a cap breaking down to me, under a load. Ohming out caps doesn't stress them, and they can still read good. I would concentrate on the electrolytics, especially the larger ones, in the power supply, as you suspect. Depending on the age of the device, sometimes techs just go ahead and replace them all, just to ensure a solid, lasting fix, since caps are the only really time sensitive components.
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010

could be that the voltage that is going to the amp is to low or something is shorting out inside the amp if it is voltage then you need to add a secondary battery if that dont fix it then its inside the amp

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Aug 03, 2010

go to rockford fosgate's website they have a tab called "woofer wiring wizard" that will break it down for you

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Jan 16, 2010

the magnet size only matters for low tones, i.e. base, the larger the magnet the deeper the bass note, so no magnet size is not a factor with these used for mid range sound frequencies. The main thing is that the speakers are good quality brand with platic cones is prefered, a 4 ounce magnet will do the job

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Sep 15, 2009

No, there is no adapter available. And the NAVIBOX-1 is not compatible with that head unit. The compatible unit's all have NR in the model number.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Aug 09, 2009

bad ground most likely.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Jun 30, 2009

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