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Jl sub not powering on

I have a 600 watt audiobahn amp connected 10 a 10inch w3 but for some reason it won't power on. prior to that the amp would not power but i fixed that now the subs just won't power on what should i do. i have already checked thw wiring and messed with the rca wires.

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Ok try your sub on another amp is first find out if that works or not if it works then there's a good chance you amp is knackered

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You can use a 9 volt battery to test wire polarity also. Hook up the + wire of the speaker to the + terminal of the battery and the - speaker to the - battery terminal. If the speaker moved UP or OUT then the wiring is correct. If it moved IN or DOWN then the + and - wires are backwards on the speaker.

Also if you have two or more speakers hooked together test all the same way while they are hooked to each other. ALL of the speakers need to move in the same direction at the same time.

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