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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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    Btw your amp is fvcked



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    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

    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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    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

    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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    Your amp is toast, literally. Time to upgrade.



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    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



    Quote Originally Posted by predxen View Post
    Its not as loud as it should be, you stop hearing it about a block away. you should be able to hear it a quarter mile away.
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    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

    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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    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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