i just purchased a brand new hifonics bx1500d amp and hooked it up to my RE SX15...the amp came on but the sub didnt...everything was wired correctly, i thought my sub was messed up but then my amp started blinking on and off for like a min or two and then started smoking....anyone know why it would do something like this?
would an amp do that if i didnt have a good ground? because where i had it grounded there was paint around it, it wasnt just metal...because my amp kept blinking on and off then just started smoking...
1 ohm isn't a line drawn in the sand that once you cross results in immediate destructon of your equipment. If the amp is stable to 1 ohm then you should be fine and the problem must lie somewhere else. "Smoking" is not a good sign and usually indicates some type of catastrophic failure.
If it it not brand new id look into how much it would cost to service it compared to junkin it and gettin a new one. Serviced amps arent all that bad. Im not sayin it is a new amp or anything, but it sure is as close as you can get to one, that is if you dont have any warrenty on it.
yea its brand new in the box...i just got an email from them people and they told me to send it in and they will send me a new one...i told them if they could just send me a new one or if they could just send me a Hifonics TX1005D...its only 1000 watts RMS but i just like the way it looks and it will push my sub perfect...
Werd. Watts arent everything tho. Just cuz an amp only pushes out 1000rms dosent mean its bad nor good. I had a 500/1 jl amp pushing a 750 rms sub. Hit harder when I hooked a 1000 watt Crossfire up to it. It all depends on manufacture, specs not only at 14.4 v but also 12 v. Since you will NOT always push 14.4 v (any one arguing. i say this about a stock alternator and battery setup.)A beefy altrnator will sometimes fix this all together. Personally I run all my audio amps on a 16 v line. Works like a charm. More watts, More stable. But I only reccommend 16 v if you know what you are doing with electricity. If not you can harm you sterio and or anything rlse hooked up to the power. Anyone disagreeing go ahead. This is my personal experience. If you have other let me know, Im always interested to hear it.
I made an error in the previous statement. The 1000 rms crossfire amp did NOT hit harder than my 500/1 on the 750 rms sub. My bad. I tend to make alot of typos. So read carefully and i think you will understand what my poor typing skills are tyring to say.