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One hits harder then other

I have 2 12' 1200 watt xplods hooked up to my amp. they work fine, but one hits harder then the other. they are both the same sub hooked up the same way and everything. i had this happen before, and all asudden they hit the same but now they are doing it again?

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A faulty voice coil may be to blame on one of the subs...when it heats up it starts to act up leading to a undesired preformance.

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