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    Amp is smoking

    I have an Alpine MRP-MP500 am. I have had it since 08, and it was pushing an 07 Kicker CompR 15" up until a few months ago. I just replace that sub with a Kicker CompS 2-ohm 15". All week I have had the amp turned down to break in the sub. I turned the amp up to where it was before, and today the amp started smoking. Please help! Is my amp done? It still runs the sub, but like I said it either starts to smoke or smell like its burning????.......







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    Re: Amp is smoking

    Where do you have your gains set

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    Re: Amp is smoking

    Your running a 2 ohm amp at 1 ohm poof. It's done




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    Re: Amp is smoking

    My gain is set between 1/2 & 3/4. Im only running 1 SVC 2-ohm sub so the final load is 2-ohms not 1.......




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    Re: Amp is smoking

    1/2 and 3/4 seems a little high. How did you set your gains? DMM?



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    Re: Amp is smoking

    your signal might have flat spots on the peaks of the sound waves - comonly referd to as "clipping"
    its a great way to heat up and kill suboofers and amps



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    Re: Amp is smoking

    Your amp is toast, literally. Time to upgrade.



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    Re: Amp is smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by jrdnhsnbrg View Post
    Your amp is toast, literally. Time to upgrade.
    And time to learn how to properly set gains lol



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    Re: Amp is smoking

    You need to keep the smoke INSIDE the amplifier. Once you've allowed all the happy smoke to escape the amp will stop working.




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    Re: Amp is smoking

    Any recommedations on anew amp??




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    Re: Amp is smoking

    nicotine patches or try the gum




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    Re: Amp is smoking

    does the amp still work?



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    Re: Amp is smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by JCBo$$ View Post
    Any recommedations on anew amp??
    You can get the same one if you want. Just learn how to properly set gains with a DMM, which means Digital Multi-Meter.




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    creating a proper sound wave. Step one, turn it up until clipping. Step two, done.

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    Re: Amp is smoking

    Post pics of smokers lungs?




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    Re: Amp is smoking

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo_Ride View Post
    does the amp still work?
    Yes the amp still works.....and no, i didnt use a DMM.......will this amp fry my new sub??




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