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Wiring problem for my Kicker ZX450.2 amp

One channel of my new amp doesnt seem to be working..
Temporarly im running both subs off 1 channel and now my subs and toggle switch dont work! help

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Wireing an amp can be tough it starts from the e.q.the e.q. must have a sub out.

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When speakers are wired in the wrong way the will do the "pushing out" you're describing. Basically the polarities have been reversed and if kept like this over a period of time will blow the speaker. Best thing to do is to disconnect the power by the negative on the amp and take out the fuse from the power supply. Check the wires running from the amp to the subs, negative to negative and positive to positive. I know it sounds basic but many people do mix it up! I would also check to see what channels the subs have been wired into?

Best way is to have one sub from channel 1 and the other sub from channel 2 for example. Or if its a bridged 4 channel amp, have 1 sub running from channel 1&2, and the second sub running from channel 3&4 still making sure of the polarities. Again this all depending what kind of amp and sub you have.

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For example;
A 4 channel (bridged) 1000W amp. 250W max per channel or 500W per 2 channels! So if you have 2 500W subs, by connecting one to a single channel will decrease subs ability due to the lack of power supplied. However by combining 2 channels you optimize the output!
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Once you know all your wiring from your amp to subs are ok/good connections/good wires etc you shouldnt have to "wiggle the wires" to get it to work as this is just a bad connection. Also ensure that no 2 wires are touching. Make sure that the master volume on the amp is turned down. You dont need this to be on loud at all, in fact far from it or you'll risk damaging both the amp and subs!

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Hope this helps.

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Hello lillj2323,

OK, you say that the amp won't get your RF Punch's to pound. You do not say if you get any output at all. So let's start from the beginning.

The KAC-X542 is a multichannel amp with 2 sets of stereo outputs, 1 set of stereo outputs and 1 bridged connection for sub(s), or 2 bridged connections for sub(s).

Make sure that both 30A fuses just to the left of the power connections are good.

Check that the "ID number" is set to "0". Make sure that you have RCA inputs to both channels A and B (leftmost pairs of jacks). Your subs should be connected to the 1st (+) and 3rd (-) of each set of output terminals.

Make sure that there are no broken off plugs or pins in the jack marked "H/U Terminal" or either of the 2 jacks marked "remote".

Check that the amp is set up for 2-channel bridged. The 6 switches below the filter controls and the filter pots should initially be set:
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4 - Up position (mono)
5 - Down position (off)
6 - Up position (mono)
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I do believe this is caused by one of your amp fuses. Depending on which + on the amp is being used. That channel has a blown fuse. have you tried running + and -, + and - to both channels to see if both subs worked? If one sub doesn't then it's a blown fuse or scarred fuse and needs to be changed.

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A word to the wise... start with your volume very low and work up slowly most speakers will puk up the voice coil before the amp starts to get warmed up. you would hate to have to buy a new sub.

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