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    Amp Help

    ok guys, i have a pioneer dvd headunit, 1000W amp with a 1000W sub, when i hit a certain volume my sub will cut out, and when i turn the volume back down the sub will kick in again. i thought it was a bad earth so i drilled the earth to the body of the car, but its doing the same. any advice? thanks in advance

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    Can you tell us make & model numbers for the amp & sub.

    Have you made the earth to clean paint & rust free bare metal?
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    wow er.......no i dont make model numbers. itve got a 15" kicker. the earth is on nice clean rust free metal like shown. it did this with my last sub and amp too. will getting a bigger amp resolve the problem? cheers

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    Could be any of a number of things.
    You may have the gain set too high.
    The amp may be going into protection mode.
    Is your power feed OK, are all the connections tight?
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    i turned the gain right down
    all connections are tight, power seems to be ok

    and also it cuts out when i turn a corner or go around a round about, so when the power steering kicks in really. if that helps :S

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    How well secured is it?
    Is anything able to move about?
    Are the wires between the amp & sub in correct, no bare strands showing.
    Does it ever cut out when you are stationary?
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    no there isnt much movement of the sub or the amp, it is all secure, put new wires between the sub and amp, quite think speaker cable too. it only cuts out when stationary if i turn the volume up too much

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    Could be that you need a bigger battery? Wait till dark, park infront of a wall with your headlights on, then wack the volume up as much as poss without it cutting out and see if it's causing your headlights to go dim when the base kicks in, if it is, this might be the issue. Could of course be completely off the mark and I'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong

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    lol good idea but to be honest my lights never seem to dim with the sub, well it has on a few tracks but not much at all :S

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    Definitely need to know your amp & sub details.
    Plus, if it's a dual voice coil sub, how have you wired the coils up, series or prallel?
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