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Two vasonik amps turn on and the sony amps wont (all i did was switch the wires over) whats the deal

I had two vasonik amps in the car and both of them worked fine. But I decided to put the sony amps that did work back in because they have more ASS. and when i switched back neither of them will come on i have no idea why. so i tryed the vasonik amps and they worked. I dont get it i just move the wires from working sony to vasonik(they worked) back to sony and sony dont work.back to vasonik and they work. weird i know tell me about it. i put around 5 or 6 systems in buddies cars and never had a problem. tell me whats up fuse,ground,powershort, something along that lines

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Re: two vasonik amps turn on and the sony amps wont (all...

Heyman... try checking the fuses on both the sony amps. if they are try hooking up each amp individually...if they will turn on seperatly but not at the same time it could be due to over abuse of the single ground and power leads that feed your amps. meaning that whie 2 amps will draw more power, they will also break down the wires faster. a continuity test of the power and groundwires should also be done.

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