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    amp shuts off at high bass hit

    my amp shuts off when i turn my head unit up to like about 30 (max is 50) and when it hits a hard bass, my amp shuts off....it is a four channel amp, i had 2 subs, but i unplugged one(cause one alone sounds best) and i have that one bridged on the rear...because my HU has "rear" written on the output wires...what do i do?...i knwo it's not getting hot cause i don't run it for that long....

    i have it bridged RR+ and LF-
    should i bridge it Rf+ and Lr-?



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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    sounds like a faulty amp to me, hopefully you have warranty



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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    got it at a pawn shop...no warranty



    - Jason

    used '88 Ford Escort GT - $800
    white body with orange racing stripes - $0 (connections)
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    2 6x9 X-plod speakers - $80
    2 5.25" X-plod speakers - $60
    2 10" X-plod P5 series subs - $57 each
    Jensen 600 watt amp(working on another) - $100
    JVC KD-LX111 El Kamleon HU- $200
    external MP3 player - $300
    2 10" orange neon tubes under dash - $50
    premade sub box- $80
    the joy of spending more money on the accesories inside your car than the car itself - priceless

    if i were to have a basketball team, i would name them "off in the woods" cause nobody beats "off in the woods"

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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    i haven't tried it since i hooked it to the rear, i had it hooked to the front, maybe that's waht the problem was...i will drive around and see



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    Jensen 600 watt amp(working on another) - $100
    JVC KD-LX111 El Kamleon HU- $200
    external MP3 player - $300
    2 10" orange neon tubes under dash - $50
    premade sub box- $80
    the joy of spending more money on the accesories inside your car than the car itself - priceless

    if i were to have a basketball team, i would name them "off in the woods" cause nobody beats "off in the woods"

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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    you can also try to change around which channels you bridge, sometimes it can just be something where one channel has gone bad



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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    well it did the same thing, it cuts off

    but it gets worse the more i drive, it flickers on and off....could it be my battery, i have battery problems....sometimes i have to boost it off



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    used '88 Ford Escort GT - $800
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    2 6x9 X-plod speakers - $80
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    2 10" X-plod P5 series subs - $57 each
    Jensen 600 watt amp(working on another) - $100
    JVC KD-LX111 El Kamleon HU- $200
    external MP3 player - $300
    2 10" orange neon tubes under dash - $50
    premade sub box- $80
    the joy of spending more money on the accesories inside your car than the car itself - priceless

    if i were to have a basketball team, i would name them "off in the woods" cause nobody beats "off in the woods"

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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    what the heck do i do? it's pissing me off....i can't figure it out



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    external MP3 player - $300
    2 10" orange neon tubes under dash - $50
    premade sub box- $80
    the joy of spending more money on the accesories inside your car than the car itself - priceless

    if i were to have a basketball team, i would name them "off in the woods" cause nobody beats "off in the woods"

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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    hey if the jenson is the and make shure you are running at least 10 gauge power and ground with a 30 amp fuse. I had the same problem before. Your running your amp dry it's thristy feed it more.




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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    if you want a new battery, go optima deep cycle, or if you want add a capaciter



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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    Quote Originally Posted by shrinkydinx
    $50 for two neons?? too much..
    man are you even on the right forum no even mentioned neons



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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    when bridging a four channel amp you are supposed to bridge the rear to rear and front to front. Doing front to rear or rear to front with not give any more power just require more tuning. On most 4 ch. amps the rear channels have the lp xover (lp stands for Low pass) in turn means bass. so if i were you i would run both subs in parallel. Lowering the inpedence and increasing wattage. And hook them up to the bridged rear ch. just a little tip.




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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    hey shrinkydinx




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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    oh i understand now. I guess my sisters aren't the only ones in my family who are blondI understand now, I guess my sisters aren't the only blonds in the family
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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

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    Re: amp shuts off at high bass hit

    they were the only orange ones i could find....leave me alone ...lol

    if i ran them in a parelleelelelle whatever....wouldn't that fry my amp?...i have the wire that came with the amp kit....i dunno what gauge it is...the box says 4 gauge, i am a newbie at this ****, i dunno nothing about it....

    on my instructions for my subs it says "two 4-ohm speakers, wired in a parallel to a bridged two-channel amplifier will present a 2-ohm load to the amplifier. MOST TWO-CHANNEL AMPLIFIERS DO NOT SUPPORT 2-OHM MONO OPERATION! AMPLIFIER DAMAGE COULD RESULT!" and then it has a line through a smiley face lol

    so if i parallel them, wouldn't that mean it is pulling more watts from the battery, causing it to shut off even more frequent?



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    used '88 Ford Escort GT - $800
    white body with orange racing stripes - $0 (connections)
    custom made orange and white seats - $630
    2 6x9 X-plod speakers - $80
    2 5.25" X-plod speakers - $60
    2 10" X-plod P5 series subs - $57 each
    Jensen 600 watt amp(working on another) - $100
    JVC KD-LX111 El Kamleon HU- $200
    external MP3 player - $300
    2 10" orange neon tubes under dash - $50
    premade sub box- $80
    the joy of spending more money on the accesories inside your car than the car itself - priceless

    if i were to have a basketball team, i would name them "off in the woods" cause nobody beats "off in the woods"

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