I have 2 Kicker CVT 8s in a ported box powered by a Kicker ZX500.1. Stock head unit with just a step-down for right now
I have had this setup for about 3 years now, no problems ever, I've built MANY MANY systems (all kicker) and never had any problems. Anyway, about 3 months ago I noticed that my amp was no longer coming on? Well I figured that maybe the amp just blew something inside, wasn't mad since I've had it for a while and its not too expensive. Well I buy a new ZX500.1 amp and installed it about 30 minutes ago, the amp still doesn't come on? No blown fuses, good solid ground, ANL fuse up front is good, and all connections on the amp and behind the head unit are good.
I'm running Kicker 8GA wire, my ground lead is about 8" long (amp under the seat) grounded to a seat post. But I did notice that when I touched the ground lead every once and a while to the ground the "protection LED" would come on and go off, kind of blink once.
So maybe I need to step up to some 4GA wire? Maybe theres too much voltage drop? I've never had this problem or had anyone have this problem for me to figure out what is causing it.
Everything was working fine, nothing changed, then one day the amp stops turning on or working?