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Old 06-25-2010, 12:26 PM
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high pass filter is on and eq is set to cut out all bass

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I have 8 speakers. If i run 4 speakers on its own channel then i have 4 speakers not hooked up
I just looked at the amp spec, you have the high pass set to 200hz?

At this point doubt it will help, you still seem to need another four channel amp.
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Yep...you need a amp with more channels. Unplug four speakers for now and only run 4. It will sound better and work better. You are straining the amp with the 2ohm load.
thats what im doing and im in the process of getting another amp

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Does this only happen when you are on battery power? I'm betting you can crank it up fine when the motor's running?

If so, what batteries do you have? If you can't draw enough current the amp goes into protect, typically when the voltage drops below 12.

You can then add another deep cycle battery, or get a class D amp which draws less power than your Kicker. I don't know if Kicker's are current hogs and inefficient (like JL amps), but this could definitely be the problem.
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Does this only happen when you are on battery power? I'm betting you can crank it up fine when the motor's running?

If so, what batteries do you have? If you can't draw enough current the amp goes into protect, typically when the voltage drops below 12.

You can then add another deep cycle battery, or get a class D amp which draws less power than your Kicker. I don't know if Kicker's are current hogs and inefficient (like JL amps), but this could definitely be the problem.
i have 4 batteries and it happens at both times...i guess the amp cant handle the 2 ohm load
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i have 4 batteries and it happens at both times...i guess the amp cant handle the 2 ohm load
Sounds like it then. If everything is wired right and grounds are good, that is the likely problem.

Weird though, as the kicker amp should do 2 ohms if it's rated for it.
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Sounds like it then. If everything is wired right and grounds are good, that is the likely problem.

Weird though, as the kicker amp should do 2 ohms if it's rated for it.


same thing i thought and I didnt think i was pushing the amp to the extreme at all
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same thing i thought and I didnt think i was pushing the amp to the extreme at all
Did you check out the Polk amps ? I run my system with the 5 channel PA 1100.5 class D amp. Lots of power but on the large side. It's not a marine amp, but as long as you have a dry place to mount it you'll have no problems. Other than speakers, I've always used car audio for my boats
Sounds like you need more amp like everyone says.
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