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Speaker Fried, is my Amp toast too?

Yesterday i was driving to my buddy's house when my sub just stopped working. i get to his house take a look and the wire inside the speaker box connecting the input to the speaker was completely fried. i replaced this wire to find my speaker was blown... but still works to some point. but my Real problem is that if i use this speaker and turn the sound up to loud it click off my amp. the blue logo turn read and all sound coming form my amp stops.

My question is, is my Amp toast too? or is this just some type of safety to prevent damage to the amp because my speaker isn't working properly

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You are sending TOO much power to the speakers, Replace the speakers and then get a much smaller amp that is within the ratings of the speakers. ACTUALLY you should get an amp that is aboout 1/2 the total rating of the speakers.

You should ALSO procure a sound meter to verify the sound level is within safe limits. If you insist upon abusing your ears with too high a sound pressure, be ready to buy hearing aids at a VERY young age.

You also need to know that the enclosure of the speaker plays a part in keeping the speaker from tearing itself to pieces.

MANY of the auto sound system installers are hacks that don't do it right and you see what happens to your expensive equipment!

Using even a Radio Shack sound meter properly will protect your preciuos hearing for later life.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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