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I recently installed a kicker 250.1 mono and a 12" Infiniti subwoofer that's rated at 250 rms watts at 2ohm. I did a big 3 a couple of months before the install to my 07 Silverado because I heard it was a good idea even though I'm not running some big watt system. My problem is that when I start my truck the amp and sub run fine. I can run the system for several songs without any problems. The issue is that when I put my vehicle in drive the amp goes in to protection mode. I've changed the location of the ground and I'm still having the same issue. What am I doing wrong?

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SOURCE: amp getting really hot

If depends on what the amp is rated to run. If it is only rated to run 2 ohms x2ch then it can only run 4 ohms x1ch. If you run it at 1 or 2 ohms that is too low, too much current, and it will get hot and eventually blow up under hard use. Some quality amps can live that way, and it depends on the sub and what frequency you are running it at. For normal use I would not recommend it. Wire to sub at 4 ohms x1 (or 2 ohms x2ch) for that amp if that is what it is supposed to be at, I'm not sure from your description. Also enhance cooling of the amp if you can, I run fans on mine if they have a heat issue. Warm is one thing, hot is another and not good for amp.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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SOURCE: got a 12"kicker L74ohm sub and sony xm-D9001GTR mono amp

Hello juan_penaloz,

The Kicker L7 has an RMS power range of from 50-750 watts and a maximum power handling capability of 1,500 watts so your Sony amp will power it OK. A more powerful monoblock like the Alpine MRP-M1000 or the Kicker 08ZX750.1 would provide even more power and could operate safely at 2ohms.

You have the voice coils wired properly for the Sony amp. It's OK to have the sub impedance higher, but you definitely do not want it lower than the 4ohms the amp is rated at in bridged mode.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: sony xm-D9001GTR mono and kicker 4ohm dual voice coil

its a good amp but dont power ur amp at full put it at about half power

Posted on May 27, 2009

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