Some issues aren’t going to manifest themselves instantly, so you can be driving along and hearing frequencies in your favorite songs that you’ve never experienced before, when suddenly, the music stops. That sinking feeling can be devastating, but don’t get discouraged, because it’s just part of the process.
If your amplifier is turning itself off, don’t ignore it, even if it seems to work fine once it’s had some time to cool down. Your amplifier is likely shutting itself off in order to save itself from permanent damage, or even a fire.
There are several issues that can cause an amplifier to overheat and power off. Let’s go over them one at a time. Don’t take any of these for granted or write them off without doublechecking, especially for such an important and potentially dangerous issue.