Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 32

Thread: 2, 2ohm Dual Voice coil subs to mono amp

  1. #21
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10
    Well, I'm back. i got everything hooked up and running. Sounds great....but..... when i turn the stereo up to about 24 or 25 on the volume, and it hits a big bass note, the amp stops breifly. the lights on it are all still on, just no sound coming from the subs. i turn the volume back down and it works again I have wired the voice coils in series and the subs in parallel and hooked them to the amp as the instruction said. i have checked all wire connection and i am banging my head on the hood of my truck trying to work the problem out. any suggestions?

  2. #22
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Rubidoux, CA
    Posts
    241
    Where do you have the sensitivity on the amp set to? If it's too high, it will end up peaking out as you turn your head unit up. You would ideally start with the sensetivity turned all the way down, crank the stereo, and dial the sub amp up to get a good match with the rest of the system.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer - Bi-Fuel Gasoline/CNG
    Intel D945GCLF2 w/512MB RAM, CL Audigy w/KxProject, M2-ATX, Lilliput EBY701

  3. #23
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10
    Ok.I havent done what you suggested yet. but now the amp actually shuts off not (no lights are on, on the amp and no sound through the subs. i turn the unit off for about 20 minutes and then on again, it works for about 10 minutes , starts cutting out and then goes off completely. As soon as i have time to tinker with it, i will turn the sensetivity down and try it. it does it mainly when it hits some really strong bass notes. im probly gonna take it out and go back over all my wiring,,, again.. Thanks guys for your help so far!

  4. #24
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Rubidoux, CA
    Posts
    241
    if it's shutting down, then it is either drawing too much load to the speakers (probably shorted wiring somewhere), or it is faulty and 'thinks' it's drawing too much load.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer - Bi-Fuel Gasoline/CNG
    Intel D945GCLF2 w/512MB RAM, CL Audigy w/KxProject, M2-ATX, Lilliput EBY701

  5. #25
    MySQL Error soundman98's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    on the border of northern IL/IN
    Posts
    5,820
    faulty somethin...

    check for pinched rca's(i cooked 3 amps with this mistake in my last car..), loose wires.. and also try to check that the subs voice coil is fully intact-- if it is starting to fall apart, this could also cause it..

  6. #26
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10
    The back of the head unit has two rca plugs attached to wires ( so the wires come out and then there are 2 female ends kinda dangling there) to hook to subs only. the wires appear to be crimped. can that be fixed?. the wired come out of the head unit casing, nothing to disconnect from the head unit to replace them. I have went over and over all my wiring and nothing is touching something that it shouldnt. and the subs are wired correctly (checked them about 100 times) .

  7. #27
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Rubidoux, CA
    Posts
    241
    Shorted inputs on the amp shouldn't cause the amp to cut out (the sound would, but the amp would stay running)
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer - Bi-Fuel Gasoline/CNG
    Intel D945GCLF2 w/512MB RAM, CL Audigy w/KxProject, M2-ATX, Lilliput EBY701

  8. #28
    MySQL Error soundman98's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    on the border of northern IL/IN
    Posts
    5,820
    if you suspect the headunit try either a different head unit, or a different sub/amp combo-- that would definately narrow it down

  9. #29
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10
    Found the problem. On the back of the head unit where the rca plugs are. the plugs had seperated slightly enough to be up against some metal under the dash. i plugged them in snug, taped them together and BOOM I have a working system now. Thanks everyone for your help!

  10. #30
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1

    Same amp

    Hi. I have the same amp! I have a single dual 10" 4ohms kicker. the amp pushes out 900 watts at a 2ohm load. How do i wire this to the amp?? Am i soposed to come outta the box with 4 wires? the kenwood book says thats how i would but the kicker book says differant

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 38
    Last Post: 11-30-2010, 06:04 AM
  2. 1000rms 2ohm amp mono block
    By james1985 in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-15-2010, 09:44 AM
  3. Hifonics amp: Mono signal required
    By jrwmu31 in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-26-2007, 11:51 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-25-2007, 11:56 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •