Originally Posted by whippersnapper02
Well do you have the gain on the amp up and the bass on the headunit up? They will get pretty hot when work the hell out of them.
Gain shouldn't affect how the amp operates if it is set properly. I wish people would understand that a gain is not a volume ****. It is for level in adjustment.
Most amps have thermal protection but check to make sure yours does. If it gets hot enough to become a problem (damaging the system/starting a fire) it will shut itself off if it does have it. If the amp is getting hot enough to burn you in a moderate amount of time (with or without thermal protection) contact the manufacturer.