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Sadly, we guitarists can’t get away with this and because of it many don’t see the value in owning a DI Box. To make a long story short, there is NO 5 CHANNEL POWER AMP that sounds as good as a 3ch and 2ch amplifier combination. Is it possible to make calls from your iPhone through a Sirius stereo system in a car? I've own several pair of those subs, pushing 350 per. Chances are you know it’s there, but you may have never seen it come on, or you have and you’re wondering what it’s trying to tell you. i had the same problems that all these people come across. Happy New Year from all of us at Carvin Audio! whenever im playing music right when i turn my car on the amplifyer (with no music playing) is fine no red light for protect but as soon as i turn music on and a music starts to go to the amp itll cut in to protect mode. Who was the man seen in fur storming U.S. Capitol? My rig is rack mounted with additional items in the rack. The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users. Immediately power off your amplifier and check the impedance rating of the cabinets you are using. While troubleshooting an amplifier in protection mode, make sure that the mute switch is not turned on, as this will also cause the jewel light to remain a solid red. Send it on out.” 6 weeks later, they said, “Sorry we can’t fix it, but we’ll gladly sell you a new amp for 30% off.” Problem was, I didn’t want a new amp! dead car battery, dim lights, amp goes into protection mode.. etc. Everything was working when I left, but when I returned the protection light on my Carvin PA system came on as soon as I powered it up. Everything works good until i take a trip longer than an hour or 2 and the amp will go into protect mode due to i imagine getting too hot. Step 4. It may be the same light as the jewel light, or a separate light altogether. My Carvin pro-bass 500 once went into protect mode, was a outside gig in extreme heat. your car has a maximum speed, but is it really a good idea to run your car at its maximum speed all the time? Not very confidence inspiring. The protection circuit saved my PA from damage. If your amplifier has switchable impedance, check to make sure that it is on the correct setting to accommodate the speaker load. The … I ve been performing live for some 40 yrs. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. whenever im playing music right when i turn my car on the amplifyer (with no music playing) is fine no red light for protect but as soon as i turn music on and a music starts to go to the amp itll cut in to protect mode. Odd. May 27, 2011. The RMS is what your amp is always putting out...ie when no music is playing. Amplifiers are often designed to go into “protect mode” to avoid further damage to internal components. Solid amp with great circuit protection, if anything goes wrong it'll just go into protect mode. In instances like this, the protection circuit will kick in to protect the amplifier’s power supply. My amp keeps shutting off when the bass hits hard. You first need to check the RCA shields of the head unit. After ten seconds of being powered off, the amp is reset, so turn it on and watch for the protection light again. I have come to these conclusions: I have a bad ground. ive had this problem before and i just took the whole amp out and then replaced the fuse in the 12 volt 4 gauge wiring i have and then put the amp back in, worked fine till today, i unplugged EVERYTHING again and put a new fuse in and it still KEEPS CUTTING off, if you have any idea why please tell me why its doing this becuase i like my subs and i kinda wanna new amp but im not in the situation to buy one, and if you could possibly give me some suggestions on amp with 1500 watts in the $100-$200 range thatd be AWESOME. I honestly don't think it's my tuning because when the signal cuts, my amp does not go into protect mode. One minute it's working and the next minute it's not, usually with the green power LED on the amp turning to red or orange. Let us know in the comments! Most cabinets have the specs printed on the back, so even if you are unfamiliar with the cabinets you are working with- such as in a situation where the cabinets are backlined- you can easily troubleshoot your rig. The fuse in the in line can be less than what is on the amp. Problem: bass cuts out and amp goes into protection mode when volume is raised up. So many of them seem to be able to walk into almost ANY gig with just their instrument and a DI Box. One of the more confusing car stereo problems can be when an amplifier goes into protection mode. One of the most common causes is an impedance mismatch- that is, the BX250 is loaded below its minimum impedance rating (for more on this topic, check out this article). don’t know how but it was bad. Thats why there are always two different wattage ratings for amplifiers. POS and Ecommerce by Shopify. Now heres another idea...amps dont draw, or put out the same amount of power constantly. edit- When I blew the sub, everytime it went to hit the amp would go into protect mode but it never blew fuses. In amp protect mode, the head unit will stay on, but it will seem to stop working as you will lose all sound from the speakers. Still have questions? Sounds like the amp is going into protection mode. 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. For those amplifiers this is normal. So I called Carvin and they said “Sure we can fix it! I have changed Head units 3 times and have gone through 4 amps and still the same problem. Disconnect everything except power ground and remote and see if it still jumps straight into protection. A clamp on fan was utilized to lower the heat problem solved. Nov 11, 2012 #1. It may or may not be the same color as the power light- there are many variations, so refer to your unit’s documentation if you are unsure where the protection light is or if there is a protection circuit. 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. Username: Abew330 ... so what you are saying is after each bass hit u have to recharge the cap.. If the amplifier goes into protect with the RCAs plugged in (but all speaker wires disconnected), there could be several problems. or, My fuse is too big on the amp power wire;( I have a 80amp big-blade type) P.S. If the Protect Mode Light Turns On . I often find myself jealous of bassists. However, there are a few circumstances that will cause the light to turn a solid red and stay that way, which indicates that the unit is going into protection mode. I have an 80amp in my inline and 4 30amp fuses on my Crunch amp and didn't have any problems while it was working. Kicked out of Capitol, Trump diehards vow to fight on, Why attack on U.S. Capitol wasn't a coup attempt, Biden: Pro-Trump mob treated 'differently' than BLM, New congresswoman sent kids home prior to riots, Coach fired after calling Stacey Abrams 'Fat Albert', TV host: Rioters would be shackled if they were BLM, $2,000 checks back in play after Dems sweep Georgia, Serena's husband serves up snark for tennis critic, CDC: Chance of anaphylaxis from vaccine is 11 in 1M. This isn’t such a bad idea, but we’d like to make a suggestion: how about making some New GEAR’S Resolutions? noooo. Amp: Rockford Fosgate T750x1bd abraham wilson. Getting ready for practice I turned amp on with no sound. Comments will be approved before showing up. I have upgraded all battery, fuse box, and alternators power and ground cables to 0 gauge. Carvin Corp. Seen that the protect light was on and found that the speaker cable was shorted out. My mpulse, 1001 rb, and other heads have never been an issue. The maximum, is...well hte maximum it can put out. I have an amp that shuts down almost everywhere I take it. Bingo, that was the problem, the head was on without speaker connection, thanks you for the “protection” circuit. I also have four completely non functioning carvin heads sitting in my house. Even if they’re not as virtuosic as some other musicians, they shine on stage and everyone in the room seems tethered to their every move. Worked fine for about 2 weeks but them my amp started going into protection mode and sounded like I blew my subs. Your info helps me learn new concepts and also reminds me of the old school knowledge. Thanks Carvij.. running a B-2000 bass head and 1 BRX10.4 and 1 BRX18.1. While no one- even the most experienced guitar techs- can immediately determine exactly what caused an amplifier to fail without taking a look under the hood, some units do give off warning signs that there is something wrong to prevent that costly replacement or trip to the repair shop. If your amp has a “protect” light, and it’s on, then chances are good that you have a faulty speaker, subwoofer, cable or another component. all of it.. once i got a cap.. every lil problem i had with my own car and others was gone. Always the slave amp, here is the kicker, it only does it with engine running, I can bang them with engine off key on or engine off key in acc but if engine is running about 75% volume on hard bass hit slave is in protect. 10 Comments. Rockin Mike. If the amp still goes into protect, you have a bad speaker wire or the wire is shorted to chassis ground. Some performers just exude a special something. . If that red light comes on, stay calm, power off your amp, and check your speaker connections and impedance ratings, making any necessary adjustments. Another thing that may cause the red protect light to stay on is shorted or faulty speaker outputs. How loud is a 24,000 watt system with 3 18's? With that amp you should be pushing 300watts per sub, which should be fine. Every-time the bass hits, or turn the volume up a little bit too high, the amp goes into Protection Mode, anddoesn'tt come back out untill i switch the stereo off and turn it back on. After a short delay (2-10 seconds), the protect LED will go off. It was an easy fix by just replacing the cord. think of it as a car. That's the most common cause for an amplifier to go into protection. My arc audio xdi2000.1 Keeps going into protection mode. Knowing the possible problems that a protect light indicates is essential. But we believe there is a TON of value in having a DI box in your gear toolbox. Has your amplifier’s protection circuit ever kicked in, and if so, what was the problem? Last month I took my subs out and replaced the enclosure with a plexiglass enclosed one and now the amp/bass cuts out around volume level 30 (It goes up to 62), and it used to work at whatever volume I … I was extremely happy with the PB500 and was willing to spend the money to have it fixed. ... not enough boomy bass like before and rock music bass kicks dont hit nearly as hard. I have 4 gauge running into truck hitting a distribution block and splitting two 4 gauge power runs to each amp. Amplifier In Protection Mode. You need to run the amp at a higher ohm load so the amp doesn't pull too much current which will cause it to go into protection mode. I currently have a 500-watt amp pushing 2 Lightning Audio 15"s Is my vehicle compatible with this aftermarket stereo. Buck Pomerantz from Crutchfield. Otherwise, it's likely that the output transistors failed. An amplifier with a built-in protection circuit will have a protect light. Thank you for this info. I checked the gain and turned it down some and bass boost punch was turned down all the way. Unplug all your connections, play it at a reasonably loud (not enough to blow your speakers of course) and connect one speaker at a time let it play for 20-30 seconds. To make sure the amp is really the problem, look to the side. I think this is related to undervoltage. I just did the same thing and fried my new sub. GOP delegate films himself breaking into Capitol. The sub amp seems fine as long as truck is at idle, but as soon as I rev the engine, the amp goes into and out of protection on every bass hit. Imagine if our amps could talk- there would be a lot less incidents of blown speakers and mismatched impedances! Many amplifiers will illuminate their protect LED during the mute delay (when you initially power up the amplifier). Subs hit good until high volume then go into protect mode. Like I said, it's an underrated amp, could easily push 2 12" dual coils without a problem! But still goes into protection mode when volume raised, all my speakers is out of the amp but still dont go out of ptotect out, At the beginning I had a boss riot 1100 watt amp with a Rockford fosgate sub 4 ohm 500 watt 250 peak and it was running good with that one sub now I have purchase another Rockford sub same as the first one now my saying it’s in protection mode. December 05, 2016 It may seem like this is an innate talent available to some and not to others, but it turns out it can be learned. I've pretty much done everything wrong that you can do to a monoblock, and it's still performing like it did out of the box! the watts RMS and maximum watts. Get your answers by asking now. 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. I found that someone had stepped on the stage monitor speaker wire right near where it plugs in and damaged the cord end. A technician who fixed the amp previously said he could fix it when the parts were delivered from Carvin, but the parts never arrived. i have done both experiments and the truth is that YOU DO lose details and more channel separation,etc when you select a 5 channel power amplifier of any manufacturer. This may be caused by a wire’s insulation breaking down or connecting a head to a cabinet after it has already powered on. In this article we’ll show you some of the ways that you, as a guitarist, can get the most out of one. Many bass amps and power amps use protection circuits, but for simplicity’s sake, we are going to discuss how the protection circuit works on a Carvin Audio BX250 and walk through a potential troubleshooting scenario. If the amp only goes into protect when one particular speaker is connected to the amp, you have a defective speaker. For the first 8 or 9 months I had no issues with the system: the bass hit hard at whatever level I had it at. If the BX600 amp conks out, I’ll be replacing it with a Hartke amp again! Amplifier Protection Mode Troubleshooting . Solution: This can be caused by too low of an impedance from the way the speakers are wired, and sometimes a poor charging system (if the amp goes into protect when the volume is turned up). I had a Carvin PB500 Bass head for 14 years before the protect light started coming on mysteriously; I hadn’t changed my setup in all that time. Subs and amp still work battery however I highly doubt it. how to i figure out how many amps  my generator is putting out? But what happens if one day you’re not paying close enough attention or using a different setup? Amp goes into protect mode too easily Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rockin Mike, Nov 11, 2012. I’ve had three Carvin heads that go directly into protect mode regardless of speaker load/cab used. I set up for a nighttime gig about 3pm once and then left the venue to grab some grub before going on. An amp with a protect light can be a real gig saver. You'll know if you blew the subs they sound like sh!t as soon as you put any bass through them. 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. All amps have a green … Other amplifiers ONLY illuminate the protect LED when there is a … on 8/18/2020. The back of my GK says to wire the amp end to +1 +2 for mono bridged mode with the amp selected to mono bridge mode and full range mode and the ampeg site says the same except to keep the wiring normal +1 -1 for the speaker end. I've tried it in two of my cars And it happens on both cars with different sub's , my other amps run just fine. Is it the amp? Naturally, if you are really familiar with your amp, then chances are you know when it’s being pushed past its limits or set up incorrectly. But first, let’s review what a DI box is. 2000 Avalon radio will it for on a 2002 Siena? And while some people are born with it or pick it up easily, even if you have to work to get it, almost anyone can have great stage presence. December 18, 2020 Today, we are going to discuss an overlooked, unsung hero of your amp- the protect light. After switching subwoofers and amp the problem didn't go away so I took the battery out and the problem was fixed. if it goes into protect, inspect the most recent connection made, including the speaker itself. It scared the hell out of me, my drummer looked at the back of my setup and sarcastically said, “let’s try plugging the speakers in first”! Now that we’re officially in a new year, many of us have probably spent some time making a list of New Year’s Resolutions. If it does verify proper voltage with a dmm and if it's good the amp is done. Bronze Member. Will I get cancer from a cd player with radio? Worked as a electronic technician and thought I knew it all you could know about electronics and music gear. theres a few possibilities here. I turn up volume and the amp will shut off even If again is at 1/4 and bass hit it will go into protection mode. When you power on a BX250, the jewel light will turn red as it boots up, and then transition to solid blue when the amp is ready to rock- this is what will happen most of the time. System: (2) Alpine type S 12”running at 1ohm 2 Comments, Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more…, © 2021 Carvin Audio. my heart started beating again and practice went on as usual. 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