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Subs and amp problems

I have a 1993 mercury cougar and i just got subs and an amp for my car the amp is a 1200 watt xplod and the subs are comp? everything is hooked up correctly the amp will turn on but there is no sound ive switched out the decks thinking that that could be it but its not

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  • mekerscat Dec 28, 2008

    weve done that a few times its all right my husbaind is an electrican and he is stumped

  • mekerscat Dec 29, 2008

    no there brand new and the amp is brand new is it possible for the deck to be bad but it outs out apporite voltage. i have apporite voltage in all the right places

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Do you have the RCA lines hooked correctly. They should be connected to the sub or rear out depending on your head unit. If this is correct, make sure the gain on the amp is up. Also, the sub out on some units can be turned off or down using the menu or remote.

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Make sure you have the wires from the amp to the box, and the box to the subs hooked up right... red is positive black is negative

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • Scott Smith Dec 29, 2008

    Are the subs blown or anything?

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Green light comes on for a sec the red light comes on,1200 watt sony xplod amp 10'' Orion sub,I think the subs right around 3000 watts. What's wrong?:(


Your Sony Xplod amplifier turns on briefly (green light) then possibly senses a mismatch between the nominal output impedance of the amplifier and impedance of your Orion sub and goes into protect mode (red light) to prevent internal damage.

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How do i bridge a 1000 watt amp to two 1200 watt subs


a sony 1000 watt rating is an exagerration. you will blow your 1200 watt speakers far before reaching sonys claim of 1000 watts

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I have two sony xplod 12" speakers wich can hold


You only gave us the model of the amp so I will make an assumption that your 12" subs are the Sony XS-GTX120LW. First, they cannot hold 1200 watts a piece. They are meant to be powered with 350 watts RMS. They will hold 1200 watts peak. That means that 1200 watts for a few seconds will be ok. Past that and kiss them goodbye!

Next you indicated that bridged the amp. Since the subs are both 4 ohm single voice coils did you wire them in series or parallel?

It sounds to me like you wired them in parallel resulting in the amp seeing a 2 ohm load. The amp you referenced is only stable when bridged at 4 ohms.

Has the amp begun working again once it cooled down? If not you could have fried the outputs by having the resistance too low.

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I Have a Sony Xplod 800 watt amp and 2 12 inch Sony Xplod subs


You should definately bridge them. Firstly, lay the 2 speakers face down next to each other. Note the connections +- +-. The first + will go to the amplifier. The next terminal(-) will be connected to the next speaker(+). Take the last(-) and connect to amplifier. Please note that your amplifier has a bridge section which is normally the first + and the last- on the two channels. Connect your woofers on the bridge.

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Can I run 8 speakers and 1 sub through 1 1200watt 2:1 Sony Xplod?


asuming the 8s are 4ohms each; wire two in series and that gives you 8ohms then two more in series then you put those together in parallel and it gives you a 4ohm load. repeat with other four for the other side. you should then be able to bridge the sub


series; posative of one speaker to negative of other speaker and that doubles your ohms

parallel; posative to posative negative to negative and that cuts the ohms in half

Apr 06, 2009 | Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

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I have two 1200 watt sony amps bridged red light on in one why?


If you are certain speaker isnt blown and you have correct phase wiring and so forth you have whats called a solder jump which is internal repair by dealer only! buy a new amp at dealer wholesale price here cheaper than having it repaired unless under warranty go here for wholesale pricing on almost everything audio wise:
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Jan 03, 2009 | Sony Xplod XM-554ZR Car Audio Amplifier

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My Amp


sounds like the sub that throws it into protect mode is cross wired pull sub out and make sure they are wired right make sure ground from sub goes to ground on box and do same for power wire

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High distortion


The head unit may be rated at 200 watts but it cannot produce more than ~20 watts of real power per channel. There's no way that it can drive the high end speakers to a level that will be needed to compete with the subs on a 1000 watt amplifier.

Apr 18, 2008 | Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier

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Amp and sub connection


Too many problems, lol. One at a time. I lost you in your post, run by me again but one amp at a time.

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Sony Xplod XM-1652Z Car Audio Amplifier cuts out when turned up loud


The best thing to do is to get a amp that is more watts than your subs, not the other way around, speakers are known to handel a lil more power but amps cant produce more power than they are capable of... your ground wire should be thick also, say 6 to 8 mm or so, and its best to put in a cap and an equalizer.
Cheers

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