Hi, I have a kicker sx900.2 amp on 2 kicker CVR15 speakers. The speakers and everything is brand new and the amp is used. I installed everything myself and it sounds great, but after 5-10 minutes, it overheats... = ( The fan is on and I feel a cool breeze so I don't know what the problem could be other than it gets 100+ degrees here. I can only imagine how hot it is in my trunk. The amp has a digital screen that shows, temperature, volts, etc. You also have to use the screen and buttons to adjust the amp (there are no buttons). I do not have an instruction manual so I have just been playing around with it. I came across an option that shows you the temperature and lets you change the temperature you would like the amp to go into overheating mode. I have not changed this temperature or anything else that I don't know about. What is a normal temperature to set as the overheat temperature, what is normal operating temperature, and what is the temperature that would fry an amp???
I have a kicker sx900.2 and after about 10-15 minutes it overheats. i bought the amp used and the overheat temp was set at 156 degrees. i got two 12" L5's on it. i set my gain and everthing down, i turned my bass and loud off on my headunit and it still heats up. i got 0 guage wire and a 2.0 capacitor on it also. is there a specific reason to why it is overheating?
Well with amp amp the cooler it runs the better....
As far at a specific temp... i dont like to see over 110 degrees but ive seen some amps run pretty hot
(like hot enough to cook an egg on before finally going into thermal protect mode)
what is the "overheat" temperature now?
As far as other options you could run your subs in series instead of bridged paralell which will make the ohm load higher which in turn will let your amp work "less hard" the other thing you could try is turning the gain down so you dont run the amp as hard...
Another option would be to go to radioshack-get a 12 volt computer fan or two.. set them up in a way that they blow air into the vents of this thing to help it run cooler...
I also mod amps with fans internally and if your in the chicago area i would love to help you out..
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The ZX1000 is a two ohm stable amplifier, so this means that you have to connect your two voice coils in series to give you around 8 ohms impedance per speaker, then connect your two speakers in parallel to give you 4 ohms impedance on the single mono channel on the amplifier. I recommend you connect it up in the following manner:
In general, the 2 ohm speaker will be louder than the 4 ohm with most amplifiers. For example with this amp being sold at Best Buy you have 400 watts rms at 4 ohms or 600 watt rms at 2 ohms. However, being the same model sub they should 'hit' the same.
If you are wanting to run them bridges, I'm going to assume each voice coil is 4 ohms, then what you want to do is as follow
So on the diagram here, I know its silly, but you'll hook a wire from lead 3 to 1, that will bridge the positive side dow. Then you will hook a wire from lead 4 to lead 2. From lead 1 and 2, run your speaker wire to the terminals on the box. Now if you have a mono block amp, its not going to affect. If you have a 2 channel amp that is bridgeable, be careful. Some amps are not 1 ohm stable. Try and see. Good Luck.
It has to do with Ohm rating along with what your power amp specs are. If you are wired to have this dual voice coil speaker for 2 ohms (parallel), then your power amp might not perform, or able to handle the 2 ohm load, and therefore might go into thermal overload/protection. If you are wired to have this dual voice coil speaker for 8 ohms (in series), then your power amp will not put out the wattage it is rated for, or be able to "push" it at all. The higher the ohm load, the less wattage output from amp, especially if the amp is made to work at 2, or 4 ohm load. Check your specs.
600 Watt to 1000 Watt 4 CHANNEL AMP for the four 6X9's and a less powerfull 4 Channel amp thats at least 200Watts to 400Watts peak for the 3 3-1/2 kicker speakers. Because if you try to connect the 3 3-1/2 speakers to only 1 4 channel amp that the 6X9 speakers are on you risk of overheating the amp and blowing the speakers too!!!
the sub is a dual voice coil, and depending on how you wire them, gives you different bass response as it drops the ohms in your amp. it can be wired for 2 ohms one way 4 ohms another way or 1 ohm depending on what ohm the coils are. to learn more about this got to rockford fosgate.com, click support, then click woofer wiring wizard, this will answer all your questions about dvc subs.
best way is to just run the volfenhag with a set of wires for 2 channells(one set per coil) left and right @ 4 ohms per channell. The CVRs you can parallel the coils(2 ohms) and run a set from each sub to the amp in stereo left and right. This will give the kickers a little more juice than the 12 but should be fine.
Good day ma'am, hi, hooking up an extra amp. on your radio is done by audio professionals, but if you can remove the radio out from your ford, you can install that extra amp. Just follow the diagram below.
You need to find line out of your radio to line in of your kicker amp. connect them using audio shielded cables. connect your speakers to the amp. I guess you this already.
The Kicker 08ZX400.1 would be a great amp for your subwoofer. It will work into a 4ohm load with no problems.
But you can buy an amp with more power, looks better, has a smaller footprint, and cost less than the 400.1. I'd look at the Alpine MRP-M500. Take a look at it here at Crutchfield. The M500 is also easy to install, runs cool, and is very efficient.