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    amp goes to protection mode help

    i bought a new amp it is a db pd 2000.1 and i have a cap nothing big my i can only go up to 25 volume intill it cuts out and goes to protection mode under 25 it works great so its not the amp i am thinking because it is a big amp its not getting enough power or needs a better ground but i have the best ground i can find on my car so is there anything i can do
    not doing anything under the hood
    like a bigger cap i have 8 g wire but i dont think bigger would do a big diffrence
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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    not enough power ,upgrade your power wire,do the big 3,then see if it still does it




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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    i will try bigger better grade wire but dont think i will do the big 3 i know its better but im not that good to be able to do it




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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    then you may be able to find someone on here ,local to you that can do it for you ,for a price




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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    Run some 4g down the side of the car and try it. Thats not a tiny amp. Check your inline fuse to. Take it out I ve had this happen plenty of times. Most of the times its the ground. I remember one of my friends calling me and asking if he can stop by for a second to check whats going on with his car. Long story short I checked his inline fuse it was fine... 20 mins later I went back to the fuse and actually took it out and it was all melted looked fine from above though. Doubt that's you cause just throwing it out there.




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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    there is nothing wrong with the fuse i will upgrade to 4g wire and see about the big 3 but i have a 2f cap will getting a 20f or 40f or some size cap do any change to have the power given to the amp




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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    Take the cap off, might fix the problem.



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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    And turn the bass boost off and gain down



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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    i will try taking the cap off but turning the amp down would be pointless because i want to use it's full potental im looking for ways that wont be too much to add power




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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    How did you set the gain? Bass boost is instant distortion. Not a good thing. Do you understand gain is NOT a power knob?



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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    i turned down the bass boost and the imput level and i got the volume to 38 with out turning off maybe with a little fine tuning i can get it louder but i think im going to have to do the 0g big 3 and 4g wire to my amp i was also thinking my car battery is good but is original from 2003 so how much diffrence would a yellow or red top do whats the best to run my truck and system
    when i get it all done should i keep my cap or no
    0 will not fit i think and i dont want to go out and buy all the things i need to find out it will not fit and i know 4g will hide fine
    i go to college and we have a audio bass of and i want to reach good numbers i know with my system it can be done
    with 2000 watt amp and 2 12 type r's i know i can get good numbers




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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    If you dont set the gain CORRECTLY and get a possible alternator upgrade you will not get good numbers. You will get smoke



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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    ya i dont think im going that far into changing any thing like that i found some places around me going to see how much they will charge to do the big 3 up grade but my system never smokes it has been on for 1hr plus trips never had and problem or anything i want a daily system that gets good numbers not one thats one blast then done




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    Re: amp goes to protection mode help

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Harmon View Post
    ya i dont think im going that far into changing any thing like that i found some places around me going to see how much they will charge to do the big 3 up grade but my system never smokes it has been on for 1hr plus trips never had and problem or anything i want a daily system that gets good numbers not one thats one blast then done
    Haha OK..



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