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    Sub Amp Gets HOT (2 dead amps also :( )

    Alright so Im thinking this may be an issue with my RCA preouts on my deck but Im not sure and Im pretty ****ing pissed cause my cactus 5kw died, possibly because of this.

    The reason I think It might be because of this is because I had a Sundown 1000d that died also

    At first I thought maybe it was the ground so instead of running to the seperate ground in the car like I had been I ran to my rear battery. I checked the voltage on my batteries and front and rear sit at 12.88 (car off).

    Also my speaker amp shares the same ground and + as my sub amp yet it hasnt died. I have the remote going directly to the speaker amp from the deck and jumping from the speaker amp to the sub amp.

    I guess the only real difference is that the RCA preout is from the sub rca's of my deck.

    Im confused/lost/pissed and yes I did a search but didnt see anything.

    Also does anyone know a good amp repair place for a sundown 1000d and a cactus 5k, I emailed dB-R but he hasnt replied. (Im in Chicago so maybe local?)



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    Re: Sub Amp Gets HOT (2 dead amps also :( )

    Sundown = dB-r

    There are a couple guy on here who can do it. Grinder something or other and ampjunkielikeme.



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    Re: Sub Amp Gets HOT (2 dead amps also :( )

    Sorry to hear about your problems, ***** for sure. Do the amps die right away?

    Have you tried to measure voltage at the RCA's? Bad cable?

    Did they ever go into protect from voltage drops under a load? Do you have another HU you can try or borrow one if possible.

    We need to get you on DOA since we're all having electrical issues this year...




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    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    Sorry to hear about your problems, ***** for sure. Do the amps die right away?

    Have you tried to measure voltage at the RCA's? Bad cable?

    Did they ever go into protect from voltage drops under a load? Do you have another HU you can try or borrow one if possible.

    We need to get you on DOA since we're all having electrical issues this year...
    My sundown was fine for 9-10 months then it recently died in early July didnt think much of it cause I was switching to the new setup anyways. Ive had the cactus installed since Mid Last week and it seemed fine, was running it at 2 ohms and with the gains set pretty far down. It died on Tuesday RIP

    Right when I first turned the car one very first time with the cactus my friend said the amp flipped through protect for .5 second or so but then it was fine. It never went into protect or didnt play until it died on Tuesday.

    Also I have a warranty on my HU through American so Im going down there probably tomorrow to see if they will replace it.

    And in regards to the electrical issues dont say that, Im trying to fix all mine

    Its really pretty frustrating and Im about to pay dB-R 300-400 to fix this puppy so I dont want it to happen again EVER!!!!



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    Re: Sub Amp Gets HOT (2 dead amps also :( )

    Quote Originally Posted by grimreper912003 View Post
    Sundown = dB-r

    There are a couple guy on here who can do it. Grinder something or other and ampjunkielikeme.
    ampjunkielikeme = dB-r

    He is one of my disciples.

    Grinder is on his own. Though I would be glad to help him.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dB-r View Post
    ampjunkielikeme = dB-r

    He is one of my disciples.

    Grinder is on his own. Though I would be glad to help him.
    So from the dB-R forum this was more then likely caused by vibration and nothing else?



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    Re: Sub Amp Gets HOT (2 dead amps also :( )

    Was the amp mounted to the box?



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    Re: Sub Amp Gets HOT (2 dead amps also :( )

    Quote Originally Posted by mazdakid View Post
    Was the amp mounted to the box?
    Yep but I only had it for 3-4 days and maybe 3-4 hours of play time

    Also it has some foam crap on the bottom of it so it wasn't directly on the box.



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    Re: Sub Amp Gets HOT (2 dead amps also :( )

    Quote Originally Posted by dB-r View Post
    ampjunkielikeme = dB-r

    He is one of my disciples.

    Grinder is on his own. Though I would be glad to help him.

    thanks chris, this made my day...lol

    yes sir... i can fix that cactus amp , and the sundown amp ....pm me



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