Originally Posted by Noddy Boulder
need help! i have played a recently aquired crown 802 xls at several gigs (mono-bridge) and 50% of the time after 3 to 4 tracks the amp is shutting down, i think due to overheating. if i run just the one channel will this stop it from overheating or is the amp a duff one? instead of using the b3 as the preamp should i get a rack pre amp?
if i can't sort this out it will mean looking for a head, which i could do without, no cash!!
look forward to hearing from you and thanks in advance!
What is the speaker load? You can't drive a low impedance load when the amp is bridged. Also, make sure the line voltage is adequate- IIRC, Japan often has 100VAC line voltage and if the amp was designed for 120VAC, it won't give you the full output you're expecting and it will run hot.