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12" sony subs not working

I bridged my subs they worked for a while and then quite working after about a month.

i have 2 12" 1300w
with a 1000w sony amp.

i dont think they are blown because they dont move at all.

i dont kno what to do!!!!

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  • sillyerinfac Jan 16, 2009





    the fuse under the hood is still good and the power protection light comes on also.







  • sillyerinfac Jan 16, 2009




    the green light comes on. and everthing is connected right.


  • sillyerinfac Jan 17, 2009





    i already unbridged it.



    i'm not the one who did it. it was my boyfriends friend.



  • John Larsen May 11, 2010

    does the amp power up?? and is the protection light coming on??

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    easyq May 11, 2010

    I think the problem is nto your subs but your amp, did you check if that still works or if the fuse is blown?

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It could be the rca outputs on your deck...Try new ones

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Disconnect both subwoofers and a. get someone who has an ohmmeter to check speaker resistance which should be around 4 ohms or no meter B get hold of a D Dell battery 1.5v and connect across pos and neg speaker terminals cone should move in or out depnding on polarity pos to pos forward excursion if voice coil is not cooked or seized ...if speaker dead no movement wait 10 years till you can appreciate moderate bass and not duuf duuf then replace the speaker and you will have no further problems Most car speakers are rated in RAT Watts but in reality they perform like little mosey watts ataraxia

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If all co0nnected properly and working except the woofers only thing to check is to disconnect the bridge and try to connect regularly one woofer at a time to see if it still works.

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    easyq Jan 18, 2009

    OK, it seems your amp is receiving power but is not transmitting signals to your subs. You have to work this way out startingwith the cable between amp and subs. Check if it works and if it is connected properly. You can check it by connecting it to another speaker (prefereably a car speaker) and see if that produces any sound. To be sure it is not the cable, also connect that other speaker to the same connection on the amp with a different cable. If no succes in both tests, your amp is not giving any signal on it's speaker terminals.

    In that case you have to verify if the amp is receiving any signal.

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