If you find that one pair of speaker wires or one speaker causes the amp to go into protect, disconnect all speakers from the other end of the wires and separate the wires so they can‘t touch. If the amp still goes into protect, you have a bad speaker wire or the wire is shorted to chassis ground.
The BX250 and many other amplifiers use the same solid red light to indicate both that the signal is muted and that the amp is in protection mode. If your unit goes into protection mode, it is a good and bad thing- good that further damage is being prevented, but bad in that it may delay the gig.
If it reads more than 0.1V, your amp is almost certainly in protect mode because of bad grounding. To solve a grounding problem, clean your grounding wires, then reattach them more tightly to a location in your car where you’re certain they won’t rattle loose.
If your car amplifier goes into protect mode when you turn up the volume high on the car stereo its usually because of voltage drop. Basically when you listen to your car amp at high volume levels it goes into protection mode because there is not enough power from the electrical system to chuck at it.
It can make your amp cut in and out or if the amp is restating. Whining or popping or any audible noise that isn’t normal. Can cause burning or even a fire! So post some pics of the grounds and the distro block that is welded.
a bad ground (or no ground) would prevent an amplifier from turning on. not connecting a 12v+ remote turn on wire, would too, prevent an amplifier from turning on. a blown fuse from a spark will prevent an amplifier from turning on.
If you are experiencing clipping distortion with your current amp, you may need to buy a larger power amplifier or live with lower volume levels. But be sure the amplifier gain is properly adjusted before rushing to buy another amp. Proper gain setting is important to avoid clipping.
clipping will cause a popping sound, but distortion in general should be avoided as you’re pushing SOMETHING too far when you hear it. clear is definately better than loud especially when loud can make equipment self destruct. it sounds like you’re overloading something and triggering a protection circuit.
In short, no. Subwoofers are not supposed to smell. When this happens, it means there is an excess glue on the subwoofer’s voice coil that is burning off as the voice coil heats up. We’ll also talk about subwoofer break-ins and whether or not they cause a smell later in the article.
If a loudspeaker is clipping, for example, the phenomenon can be aurally understood as distortion or break-up. Physically, if a loudspeaker remains in a clipping state for too long, there is potential for damage to occur due to overheating.
With all that said, clipping inside your DAW is actually not a bad thing thanks to 32 bit and 64 bit floating point processing. But if you aren’t careful, once the “clipped” audio leaves your DAW, you will hear the nasty effects of digital distortion.
Facts about clipping: Any clipped signal can potentially damage a speaker. It does not matter whether the mixer, amplifier, or any other piece of audio equipment clips the signal in the system. Damage can occur even when the amplifier is not at full output.
Your DAW measures volume levels using a system of decibels relative to full scale (dBFS). 0dB is defined as the topmost point of this scale. If you push the gain of an audio source up so that its amplitude goes above this 0dB point, the DAW will “clip” off the top portion of the audio’s waveform.