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how hot do amps get

ive got 2 10" kicker l5's wired at 1 ohm. the amp i got is the kcker zx 750.1. it says its not 1 ohm stable but i heard for normal use it should be fine. i wont be using but prolly three or four times a week. ii have just finished it prolly 2 days ago. the longest ive ran it is about 30 mins. it was just a little warm. i guess what im asking is under normal conditions how hot do amps normally get. i dont want to blow the amp.
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I wouldnt recomend running it at 1 ohms for too long. I have blown a 1000 watt amp running at 1 ohm, when it said it wasnt stable. It took a month or so to do.
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the hotter an amp gets, the amp will go down hill from there. id rewire your subs so your runnin a 2 ohm load into your amp. it will be the safest bet.
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is your set up loud? is it in a ported box?
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the hotter an amp gets, the amp will go down hill from there. id rewire your subs so your runnin a 2 ohm load into your amp. it will be the safest bet.

X2 , you dont want the amp to catch fire, trust me (dont ask)
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yea its pretty loud. i only have the settings turned up about halfway on the amp and i dont turn the volume up to about halfway either. i cant wire the subs to 2 ohms they are 4 dvc.
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I thought L5's are 2 ohms

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well i ordered 2 ohm subs but they sent me 4. so im guessin there are 2 and 4. i didnt wanna havta wait a month to get the other ones so i just rewired these for 1 ohm. i checked the resistance after i rewired them and it showed 1 ohm. and on the magnet it also says 4 ohm so i guess there are 2 and 4
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damn, thats too bad
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yea i know so i figured ill just wire em at 1 ohm and not be stupid with em. i was lookin around at another site and there was a guy from the kicker team and he said that the kicker amps should be fine if you dont blast them all the time.
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are they both 4 ohm subs? if they are both 4 ohm just wire them into 4 ohms.
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yea they are i just wanted to get more out of them and the amp.
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X2 , you dont want the amp to catch fire, trust me (dont ask)
hahaha.... don't touch my amps after about 20min of loud music...
it will burn the crap out of you, don't ask how i know...

they go into protect mode before they get to hot, i melted a fuse today.....

im about to take em apart and put some arctic silver compound on the heat sinks.
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hahaha sweet. i think im gonna leave em alone for now. if it blows up it blows up i guess.
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please rewire them, hot=bad news for you. ive melted one in the past and it wasnt cheap. i melted my directed D1200.1

it sucks, just rewire and turn up gains a lil
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it wasnt hot. not at all. it was just warm. and like i said ill only be usin it three or four times a week for no more than 30 mins at a time ever.
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oh and brandon it is a ported box.
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ok i thought u ment it was really how, like cant touch it. just be easy on her lol
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haha no i would deff rewire it if it gets like that.
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sounds like all you have install issues...
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you could elaborate
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the12volt.com gives you wiring schematics for subs check it out
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i know how to wire the subs. not that hard
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then ur amp shouldnt be heating up and ur voicecoils bbq'ing....
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If the amp isn't rated for 1ohm loads, you're definitely going to do harm to the amp. It might last a year, it might last a week, but you'll definitely shorten the life of the amp (and possibly the subs)

Unless you're doing some heavy competition & want to stay in a low wattage class, you really don't need to run an amp at 1ohm.

You should be able to run both of those 4ohm subs in parallel for a 2ohm mono load, which your amp should handle. Unless they're 4ohm dual coil, (sorry, I'm not familiar with the exact subs here) then you could do a series-parallel thing & be around 4ohms.

Most amps will run warm after a while, but if it's hot enough to melt a crayon....that's too hot.

Better to be safe than burned alive.
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