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Problem when hooking two 12 inch subs to one amp

When i run one jl audio 12 inch sub to my 400 watt planet audio amp it sounds good. but when i add the second 12 inch sub the sub power cuts way down and the sub sounds really bad like they are busted or something

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  • Jason May 11, 2010

    Please describe how exactly you have the subwoofers wired to the amplifier. Are the subwoofers 2ohm, 4ohm, 8ohm, etc? Can you give the exact model number of the amp? It sounds like you are describing a problem where you have the subs wired in parallel and the amplifer cannot handle the load, thus its overheating/overexerting itself. Please answer the above questions and a solution can be found.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    I have a RDX1000 it has been a really good amp but it just stopped working one day.I was not running it hard it just stopped working. I am looking to replace it what planet audio amp is close to the rdx1000 thanks.

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The amp is no where near strong enough that sound you hear is called hard clipping and it will destroy your subs in minutes. depending on what model JL subs you have I can sell you a better amp.

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