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Gary, Car Electronics Technician
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I have a 4 ch 2000 w amp set to to ch not bridged. Running

Customer Question

I have a 4 ch 2000 w amp set to to ch not bridged . Running two 6.5 mid bass , two 6.5 midrange and two 5 " mid range and the amp gets very hot
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: Hifonics zeus 2000w and it is brand new .only have it for two weeks
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: From day one .nun
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Hello there,

You have 6 speskers off 4 channels.

Can you take the two 5" speakers away and see what happens?

How loud are you driving them?


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
About half the gain
Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Can you take 2 away, so you only have 4 speskers please?

The load on 2 channels is too high, (low impedance).


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
That will have to be done in the morning. But this does not make any spence a 2000w amp not being able to run 6 regular speakers no sub
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Relay wanted to know if I hooked up the amp corectly
Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

You have 2 speakers off one channel twice, and if they are 4 ohms each, you have a 2 ohms load per corner. They may be small, but the impedance is too low.

Who makes this 2000w amp?

That would be peak at 10%THD.

RMS would be less than that.

The amp is working too hard.

Just reduce it to one speaker per corner for now.


Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards