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    Why is my amp over heating?

    So I have a pair of the Shelby Kicker 8" door subs going to a Cadence 300.2. The amp puts out 300 watts at 2 ohms. The subs are reading at about 2.9 ohms on my multimeter. I've checked and double checked all the wiring, and nothing I can find wrong there. The amp gets so hot that it just shuts off after about 30 minutes of playing.

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    Re: Why is my amp over heating?

    2.9 ohms each? or together? are you bridging that amp? what meter do you have.




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    Re: Why is my amp over heating?

    They are reading 2.9 each and the meter is just a no name brand with a positive and negative leads or prongs(not sure what they're called)




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    Re: Why is my amp over heating?

    unbridge it




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    Re: Why is my amp over heating?

    how did you set the amps input sensitivity?





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    Re: Why is my amp over heating?

    Your gonna blue the amp. Run it in stereo Mode




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    Re: Why is my amp over heating?

    pics?




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    Re: Why is my amp over heating?

    The subs are not bridged. I am using both channels on the amp. Positive on sub to positive on amp and am doing the same for the other sub.




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    Re: Why is my amp over heating?

    The input sensitivity is at about 2/3




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    Re: Why is my amp over heating?

    Maybe your just pushing the amp to hard.



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