Closed Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Reload Thread: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

  1. #1
    Molinam123's Avatar
    Molinam123 is offline Member



    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Coconut Creek, FL
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    I just got a new DS 18 6000w amp and im running 2 15 kicker cvrs off of it and when i turn the power up, even if its not at the power i usually bump at, the subs cut off. The amp doesn't go into protection mode or turn off at all. What could be the issue? Thanks!







  2. #2
    mylows10's Avatar
    mylows10 is online now Dc,tantric,singer,phd rep mylows10 is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    mylows10 is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    monterey , ca
    Age
    51
    Posts
    18,877
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9
    Mentioned
    487 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    voltage ,or loose ground ,too many variables, have you tested anything yet ?




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 im mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 02 mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
    NOR CAL DB DRAG JUDGE
    http://www.dcsoundlab.com

  3. #3
    Molinam123's Avatar
    Molinam123 is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Coconut Creek, FL
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    voltage ,or loose ground ,too many variables, have you tested anything yet ?
    Yeah my ground is good and voltage seems to be good. Tested those two out. Subs arent blown or anything they just stop playing




  4. #4
    nismos14's Avatar
    nismos14 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Jersey
    Age
    33
    Posts
    14,518
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    Short, or too low impedance.






    Car audio IS an addiction.
    C.A.A.A Member #1
    (Car Audio Addicts Anonymous)
    Refs http://www.caraudio.com/forums/buyer-seller-feedback/278560-nismos14-feedback-refs-thread.html


  5. #5
    mylows10's Avatar
    mylows10 is online now Dc,tantric,singer,phd rep mylows10 is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    mylows10 is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    monterey , ca
    Age
    51
    Posts
    18,877
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9
    Mentioned
    487 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    bad amp,bad wire somewhere , did you check continuity on the ground and did you check voltage at the amp when playing and the subs do this ?




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 im mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 02 mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
    NOR CAL DB DRAG JUDGE
    http://www.dcsoundlab.com

  6. #6
    Molinam123's Avatar
    Molinam123 is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Coconut Creek, FL
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    bad amp,bad wire somewhere , did you check continuity on the ground and did you check voltage at the amp when playing and the subs do this ?
    All thats fine I think, but everytime i play my subs my lights flicker bad, like all my interior lights flicker when the bass hits. Could it be my battery?




  7. #7
    mylows10's Avatar
    mylows10 is online now Dc,tantric,singer,phd rep mylows10 is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    mylows10 is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    monterey , ca
    Age
    51
    Posts
    18,877
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9
    Mentioned
    487 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by Molinam123 View Post
    All thats fine I think, but everytime i play my subs my lights flicker bad, like all my interior lights flicker when the bass hits. Could it be my battery?
    could be or the alt may be going bad to




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 im mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 02 mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
    NOR CAL DB DRAG JUDGE
    http://www.dcsoundlab.com

  8. #8
    Molinam123's Avatar
    Molinam123 is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Coconut Creek, FL
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    could be or the alt may be going bad to
    Just got a new alternator a month ago.




  9. #9
    AxT4430's Avatar
    AxT4430 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Akron, OH
    Age
    24
    Posts
    848
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    batts prolly bad..check impedance shown at amp




  10. #10
    nismos14's Avatar
    nismos14 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Jersey
    Age
    33
    Posts
    14,518
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by Molinam123 View Post
    Just got a new alternator a month ago.
    Could have gone bad, was it a recertified unit?






    Car audio IS an addiction.
    C.A.A.A Member #1
    (Car Audio Addicts Anonymous)
    Refs http://www.caraudio.com/forums/buyer-seller-feedback/278560-nismos14-feedback-refs-thread.html


  11. #11
    st0n3r's Avatar
    st0n3r is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    46360
    Posts
    295
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    It could be a lot of things. Without much specific information on your system its hard to give you definitive answers. However, if your lights are dimming BAD as you say, than your 1st and most important thing should be is completing a Big 3 upgrade. After you do that properly, try a better battery or add a 2nd battery in the trunk.




  12. #12
    Molinam123's Avatar
    Molinam123 is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Coconut Creek, FL
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by st0n3r View Post
    It could be a lot of things. Without much specific information on your system its hard to give you definitive answers. However, if your lights are dimming BAD as you say, than your 1st and most important thing should be is completing a Big 3 upgrade. After you do that properly, try a better battery or add a 2nd battery in the trunk.
    What's the big 3?? And yeah I think I'm running too much power from this ever start battery. I'm thinking of getting a better battery and the one I have now to go in the trunk. Any battery recommendations for an '02 Lexus is300? Thanks




  13. #13
    st0n3r's Avatar
    st0n3r is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    46360
    Posts
    295
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    @Molinam123 ; a quick google search or a forum search for the Big 3. Its adding better wiring for your hot / ground / alt wires under the hood. That should be the 1st thing done on any audio install to ensure clean power throughout the car. After yo upgrade / add the added wiring, than upgrade to a bettery battery thats suited for the amperage that you will be running on your amp.




  14. #14
    OmegaBunny's Avatar
    OmegaBunny is offline Moderator



    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Keyser, West Virginia, United States
    Posts
    2,702
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1
    Mentioned
    62 Post(s)

    Re: Subs stop playing but amp doesn't go into protection mode PLEASE HELP

    Is your amp 6000w peak or 6000w RMS? If you are trying to pull even 3000w on stock alt and battery no big three then you have identified your problem.



    2007 Black Diamond FJ Cruiser with Box built by Pro-Rabbit
    H/U Kenwood DNX6960
    Sub: 1-18" Zv3 with NS coils and cone Sub Amp: Mmats 2100.2
    Front Stage: Hybrid Audio L6 mids, SEAS Neo Tweets, SAX 100.4, RF 3sixty.2
    Bought From: Rio, davidtemple, Bassin Buick, Pro-Rabbit, Kangaroux, KyleBechtold Traded With: WhiteDragon551 Sold To: jdmeklove, Kpozr2, 97accordalpine

Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. amp getting hot, going into protect mode..
    By 35thStangGT in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-19-2012, 04:14 AM
  2. New Install Subs keep throwing amp into protection mode. PLEASE HELP!
    By surfthrasher in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-14-2009, 08:33 PM
  3. Amp going into protect mode need help
    By jnralp00 in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-12-2007, 11:53 PM
  4. Amp Is Still Going Into Protection Mode? Maybe? Or?
    By Sidewayzgt23 in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-23-2006, 04:51 AM
  5. Amp Is Still Going Into Protection Mode? Maybe? Or?
    By Sidewayzgt23 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-23-2006, 01:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum