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Old 03-01-2013, 11:01 AM
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Car radio overheating.

I have a kenwood radio an if keeps over heating I have a ford escort zx2 I moved some stuff in the dash around an there's alittle better air flow, I only have 3 speakers hooked up 2 stock and a 12" 500 watt sub no amp yet, it got so hot yesterday it actually blew a fuse, I'm new to all this and my dad helped me hook it up an all the wires are fine, I just twisted them together and taped them, should I use wire connectors instead?
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:29 PM
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Yes you should use connectors for a more secure connection.

hmm am I reading you correctly, did you hook up a 12'' 500 watts sub directly to the kenwood?
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Yes that's correct why is that bad?
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It's too much power for the deck, a typical deck is about 20 watts rms. You need an amp !
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Alright thanks . Will look into getting an amp.
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No problem mann.
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Now if I get an amp that is 800 bridged watts 400 unbridged would that work with my speaker if I don't bridge it?
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What it the exact model number of the sub and the amp?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:29 PM
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Woofer details: High Performance Component Subwoofer 12 inch Single 4 ohm SD Series Subwoofer; Power Handling: Peak: 500 watts RMS: 175 watts; Impedance: 4 ohm; Polypropylene Cone; Black foam surround for high excursion; Stamped steel frame; Rubber magnet boot; 2 inch Voice Coil; Sensitivity: 88 dB; Frequency Response: 28-125 Hz.

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Features, Low level inputs (RCA), High level inputs (speaker wire), Selectable crossover (hp/lp/full range), Variable high pass & low pass crossovers, Bass boost (0, 6, 12dB), Bridgeable operation for sub applications, 2 Ohm stable stereo operation, Class AB output design, Stereo/bridged simultaneous operation Extruded aluminum heatsink, Direct-wire connection terminals, Bi-color LED status indicator Specifications, Power Output (14.4VDC, 20Hz ~ 20kHz), 50 Watts RMS x 2 channels @ 4 ohms, 75 Watts RMS x 2 channels @ 2 ohms, 150 Watts RMS x 1 channel @ 4 ohms (bridged), Total dynamic power: 400 Watts @ 4 ohms


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Originally Posted by 2000 ford zx2 View Post
Woofer details: High Performance Component Subwoofer 12 inch Single 4 ohm SD Series Subwoofer; Power Handling: Peak: 500 watts RMS: 175 watts; Impedance: 4 ohm; Polypropylene Cone; Black foam surround for high excursion; Stamped steel frame; Rubber magnet boot; 2 inch Voice Coil; Sensitivity: 88 dB; Frequency Response: 28-125 Hz.

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Features, Low level inputs (RCA), High level inputs (speaker wire), Selectable crossover (hp/lp/full range), Variable high pass & low pass crossovers, Bass boost (0, 6, 12dB), Bridgeable operation for sub applications, 2 Ohm stable stereo operation, Class AB output design, Stereo/bridged simultaneous operation Extruded aluminum heatsink, Direct-wire connection terminals, Bi-color LED status indicator Specifications, Power Output (14.4VDC, 20Hz ~ 20kHz), 50 Watts RMS x 2 channels @ 4 ohms, 75 Watts RMS x 2 channels @ 2 ohms, 150 Watts RMS x 1 channel @ 4 ohms (bridged), Total dynamic power: 400 Watts @ 4 ohms


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Yes if you bridge that amp it will work.

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