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    Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    So I got my new amp and 2x JL 12W6v2's professionally installed today and the amp overheats after 25-30 minutes of play. They changed out the 4 gauge wiring to 1/0, turned the bass boost to 0, and its set the rms to around 900 watts. The amp is mounted behind the rear seats inside the trunk. I have tried folding the seat down and running the AC at full blast and the amp still goes into protect mode. It's honestly not even that hot, I can keep my hand on it for over 10 seconds. Any ideas on what's wrong? One of my friends said I might need a capacitor.







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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    Quote Originally Posted by chizzle View Post
    So I got my new amp and 2x JL 12W6v2's professionally installed today and the amp overheats after 25-30 minutes of play. They changed out the 4 gauge wiring to 1/0, turned the bass boost to 0, and its set the rms to around 900 watts. The amp is mounted behind the rear seats inside the trunk. I have tried folding the seat down and running the AC at full blast and the amp still goes into protect mode. It's honestly not even that hot, I can keep my hand on it for over 10 seconds. Any ideas on what's wrong? One of my friends said I might need a capacitor.
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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    Sounds like you might not have enough power, maybe you need to do your Big 3 or its clipping.



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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Grimy_One View Post
    Sounds like you might not have enough power, maybe you need to do your Big 3 or its clipping.
    There's a high pitched "eeeeeeeeeeeee" sound emitting from the amp when it's on.




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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    Quote Originally Posted by chizzle View Post
    So I got my new amp and 2x JL 12W6v2's professionally installed today and the amp overheats after 25-30 minutes of play. They changed out the 4 gauge wiring to 1/0, turned the bass boost to 0, and its set the rms to around 900 watts. The amp is mounted behind the rear seats inside the trunk. I have tried folding the seat down and running the AC at full blast and the amp still goes into protect mode. It's honestly not even that hot, I can keep my hand on it for over 10 seconds. Any ideas on what's wrong? One of my friends said I might need a capacitor.
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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    where do u have it installed.......


    and do not waste your money on a capacitor......invest in more 0 gauge to do the big 3




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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnid Ape View Post
    where do u have it installed.......


    and do not waste your money on a capacitor......invest in more 0 gauge to do the big 3

    read 1st post



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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    I'd bet your ground isn't sanded down enough or not completely on it. Had that problem thinking I'd pay $20 to have someone "professionally" do it.. Wound up paying 100 fix the amp..



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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    Quote Originally Posted by chizzle View Post
    There's a high pitched "eeeeeeeeeeeee" sound emitting from the amp when it's on.
    We will need to see the amp then -- I know whats wrong with it.



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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnid Ape View Post
    where do u have it installed.......


    and do not waste your money on a capacitor......invest in more 0 gauge to do the big 3
    The amp is installed behind the rear passenger seat. The vehicle is a 2011 Toyota Camry. I'm going to take the car back to the install shop on monday. What should I tell them to take a look at? I took a look at a thread disscussing the big 3, is it basically just swaping out wiring for those 3 areas?




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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    Quote Originally Posted by sundownz View Post
    We will need to see the amp then -- I know whats wrong with it.
    That's the owner of Sundown Audio, talk to him imo.



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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    Indeed -- sundownz@sundownaudio.com for e-mail



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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    He will take good care of you.



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    Re: Sundown SAZ-1200D overheating

    Quote Originally Posted by sundownz View Post
    Indeed -- sundownz@sundownaudio.com for e-mail
    emailed you, can anyone else tell me what I should ask the install guy to look at besides doing the big 3?




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