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I tap my finger around the Speaker out put and my amp sometimes turns on. I have a... Power Acoustic Car subwoofer amp Digital Class D 4000 Watts Gothic Series Mosfet, Bass EQ, Master/Slave, 1-4 ohm stable. OVN1-4000 .. One day I turned it on and it wouldnt work so I went to my trunk and tapped it around the speaker output on the amp. Then it went off. Then I tapped again and it stayed on for a bit. I've only used my twelve inch Memphis subwoofer. So I doubt I over powered it with a small wattage subwoofer twelve.

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You may have bad solder connections inside of the amp.

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