I have a Autotek SX 1200 Amp, I hooked it up to my friends speakers and power wires ect to test it, (I dont have subs or wires yet) and it kept going straight to Protection mode on the amp and it says Diagnostic mode on the little remote. What would cause this? I was thinking bad ground or not a big enough power wire, Hes running a Sony 1000 watt amp off the same wires. Can anyone help me out?
Dude, I have the very same amp. Good choice for raw power! You definitely need at LEAST 4awg wire for that bad boy. Make sure your gains are turned down for the most part. That amp DOES have a delay switch in it to power up without that aggrevating POP we all love. Try it with NO speakers and NO remote (bass remote that says diagnostic) hooked up.
Tried it with car running (14.2 volts), Bigger wires, nothing made it work, Could it just be a bad amp? But if it was I would think it just wouldnt work at all. The autotek site is down, gonna try to give them a call tomarrow and see what they say about it.