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    What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    I am a true believer in the philosophy that 99 percent of amplifier failure is due to misuse or improper install. What are some things that cause an amp to blow?



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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    Low voltage.. Too low of impediance..




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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    Quote Originally Posted by westman995 View Post
    Low voltage.. Too low of imediance..
    this and improper install




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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    Vibration, heat, too high of input signal...........................



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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    Quote Originally Posted by carter1010 View Post
    I am a true believer in the philosophy that 99 percent of amplifier failure is due to misuse or improper install. What are some things that cause an amp to blow?
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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    INSTALL ERROR ONLY
    low voltage, low imp,high input,vibration,heat these are all forms of installer error duh.




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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    People trying to do things on an amplifier that it isn't designed or built to do. Low impedance, low voltage, bad vibration. Everything else that is listed above. Then the company gets blamed for it.



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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    bass boost usage



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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

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    bass boost usage
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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    What do you guys mean by low voltage is like 11 to 12 volts low?




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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    low voltage, too low of a load
    12v isnt low, but below that you are risking it, protection circuits dont always work right so if you are running your 1ohm stable mono amp at .5 dont get pissed when it eventually fails



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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    Crappy design can also cause an amp to go poof. I remember a local shop telling me that 25% of their Soundstream Reference S series blew caps upon first power up! That is what gave them the nickname of Smokestream back in the day.

    Also, the Orion HCCA G5 series had an approximate 50% failure rate and was notorious for catching on fire when it did go poof.

    I just wanted to throw that out there because not all amplifiers blowing is a result of improper installation.




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    Re: What are the things that can cause a amplifier to blow

    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatestpenn View Post
    bass boost usage
    How does simply using the bass boost kill an amp? That's like saying using the gain kills an amp.



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