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Subs dont beat like they should

Ive had my 2 10" kicker comp vr c10d subs now for about 6 months, since then i also got a 10" blau, and a 10" mtx thunder series, i had all but one kicker hooked up in my car, then i got a ported box for 2 10" subs, i put the box in, and i put both kickers in. so now i have all of my subs in my car. an i have 1000 watts powering it all. it worked great for a few hours. then one of the kickers started to crackle, so i unplugged it, from the amp. then the amp on the oor speakers starte to cut in and out. i went back to the trunk to look at it, and it stopped. so i looked at the wires on the amp an saw that a couple of wires were crossing so i cut some of the wire off and plugged it back in, then both of the amps started cutting in and out, but after they stopped the bass doesnt hit like it should, it doesnt thump, it doesnt punch, ive spent a lot of money on this system, and i want it to work. please help ASAP
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You've spent alot of money on **** by the sounds of it!!. you should only ever run multiple subs the same brand, power and resistance you can just connect any old subs to a system you need to wire them depending on the load that the amp needs to see. first thing is to try the amp/s on a individual sub to check your amps still work once done check the subs 1 by 1.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

  • Seth Bourne Jan 30, 2009

    sorry the post b4 was supposed to say you cant just connect any old sub

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