Okay, my amp was working fine for about 3 weeks. I was listening to music one day last week when the volume cut out completely. The power light on the amp was slightly flickering. Headunit and all connections check out. Now the amp was cutting on occasionally, but when I went to try and fix it I found pushing in hard on the fuses would make it play. After doing that though it wont cut back on at all now. Any suggestions?
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Exercise your warranty IMMEDIATELY since you just bought it! If you bought this used, you LIKELY bought someone else's problem. The problem is likely in the digital effects area... probably a bad cable contact... but if under warranty DO NOT mess with it... return it for replacement or repair.
You need to install a heavier gauge wire to your amp and a capacitor.
It works fine at low volumes because there is enough wattage from the
battery to power the bass output of the amp but at higher volumes the
amp does not have enough power.
Heavier gauge wire supplies more poer, and a capacitor stores a reserve
of wattage for the amp to use so that it does not run out while
blasting your tunes.
I just fixed my bass amp with a similar problem last week: the problem is related to a loose connection on the PCB board (likely).
A bass amp is a rough place for circuitry: the low rumble and power shake a bass amp more than a guitar amp.
In my case, the power transistors needed to be re-soldered and then the grounding bolts and screws needed to be removed and cleaned because the connection was bad. Remember that when two different metals needed for an electric connection are toughing, there is the likelyhood that corrosion WILL happen.
My bass amp did basically the same thing yours did: sounded good at low volumes, but at higher volumes it would act up.
In short, there is nothing you can do (unless you are a repair person): you need to take it to a local music shop and have a tech fix the intermittant contact problem: someone who knows what they are doing should only take an hour at most.
Your battery should be fine! Although the amp might not be strong enough for the sub. All you can do is check the RCA cables from your radio to your amp as these might vibrate loose when you get to 17 volume and also check the monster cable from your amp to your sub asit might have vibrated loose as well.