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nervewrecker wrote:a boss 4 ch pushing a pair of pioneer 12". usually is the 1000 watt 4 ch and that cant power up those 12's properly so I have a strong feeling that he pushing it into clipping or the gains set too high.
either that or stagnant air / lack of air flow = heat and thermal protection.
recklessone wrote: After about 30-40 mins of playing at full blast [engine running], the amp becomes very hot
I want to be able to play at full blast for as long I as want to with bass.
recklessone wrote:There are two 35 A fuses
nervewrecker wrote:recklessone wrote:There are two 35 A fuses
Hate to break it to you but that amp aint doing anywhere close to 1000 watts proper.
Even if half of the amp used for bass that is like barely enough power for one pioneer 12"
Bassauthority wrote:From experience,I can tell you that these amps tend to do this,,after 40mins of playing at full blast,,,they will get extremely hot and may go in protection mode,,,try dropping the gain on the bass channels,,or,,because these amps are staggered in design(2 channels plays louder for bassline purposes),make sure that your subs are wired to the 2 channels with the bass boost control knob,,,try using one sub,,,,or relocate your amp and use a fan on it for cooling,,,orrr,,,, if you are in bridged mode make sure your subwoofer impedence does not drop under 4ohms....
recklessone wrote:The amp is bolted onto the rear of the subwoofer box in the trunk. I have also mounted some fans to see if that would help but it seems as though they don't do much for the situation. [ See photo ]
Is staggered a man just say a boss amp staggered dey?
Man, the amp ain't all that but at least it working. Rather than add more equipment I say get rid of the pair of 12's and get one dual 2 ohm or a single 4 and run it on a pair of bridged channels.
Getting a bigger batt and adding a next amp is just adding to the problem when you can save and get one good amp that can run your whole system with a higher efficiency. In other words, get an amp that can work with your batt and alt when you can.
Brian Steele wrote:
You might have more luck with cooling and avoiding thermal shutdown if you mount fans on either side and place a "shroud" across the amp to ensure that the airflow from one fan to the next actually flows across the amp.
recklessone wrote:But if I place fans on either side, then they would be blowing towards each other over the amp.
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