i just got a mrd-m501 amp and im planning on buying two 12 inch type r subs in a ported box but i dont know what to get 2 ohm or 4 ohm im a newbie at car stuff thats why im here posting, if it matters the system is in a 95 mx-3 precidia and also right now i got a cheap sub in the back just to test the amp i had the shop guys install it all but my mrd-m501 amp is alyways shutting down it says "curr" in the manuel the "Curr" means to much current ? so how do i fix it, was it a bad install? neyways i turn the amp off for a minute then back on then the amp and subs are on ,then it shuts off right away again so i dont know if it is the amp or wiring or setting or the cheap subs i got to test it, the brand name of the sub is by "magnum" its a bandpass <--dont know what that is either. so ya could it be my car or all of the above so any recommendations/advice/tips would be great thx
It sounds like you may have a grounding issue. Do you know what gauge wire you are using for your Power/Ground? Straight from Alpine:" requires 4-gauge power and ground leads." http://184.108.40.206/browseproducts/Alpine-MRD-M501.HTML If you're running 8g your' amp could be overheating and going into safe mode.