I have a 1200A mono amp w/ 2 12" JLW0 subs; always worked fyn til recently they started cutting out at certain points and when it was turned down but when i turn it up they start hittin again... plus they arent hittin like they used to and will randomly hit even with the stereo paused... i was guna check all my wiring but thought i would ask first.....
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it sounds like it could be a blown channel in the amp. if the sub was blown it would still work just sound horrible. i have blown many subs and amps. you can bring it to an audio shop near you and they can fix it. i just got one of my channels fixed for 35$
this sub woofer tube has a rms rating of 275 watts... try using a kicker or orion 600 watt mono amp to run this. the brand name is what tell you about how good an amp is for instance the names i just mentioned rate their amp by standard play frenquencies where as other lower brand names rate their amps by the max out put on certain subs at certain frequencies which may lower their impedance and create more power although you will never play your sub at those frequencies. as for the max power of your sub of 1100 watts that is more than like only at a certain frequency so always only double your rms rating of your sub to find max power handling.
well, hopefully the amplifier was wired correctly. But either way there are so many factors that can cause this problem... But the biggest one is the amplifier must have been sending some distortion to your subwoofers which a subwoofer can take a certain level of distortion and be fine but too much will blow any subwoofer even the highest of high end subs at a high volume... when your subs hit the point of blowing they will tend to just blow out one at a time... they don't just pop both right away. I'd say get the sub that isn't blown off off of the amp before it blows too... distortion is clipping most of the time... when you destroy the subs it will eventually work it's way to the next component in the system which is your amp and then you will be out an amplifier and subs. save yourself the headache.......
your drawing/pulling too many amps. Is it a mono(one speaker), two way(two speakers/can be briged to one), or a four way(four speakers/can be brigrd to two). don't put too many speaker to that one amp if it's only a mono, or a two way.
You are going to want to make sure all your power wires and grounds are 4 gauge as well as the wire leads to and from the capacitor-4 gauge also. make sure you have a very good ground - the power wire from the battery should hit a distribution block-from the dist. block a 4 gauge should go to the capacitor another 4 gauge to the mono amp and another to the 4 channel amp -every component should have a good solid ground even if you have to bust out a grinder and a drill and some self tapping sheet metal screws and go nuts on it- see if that helps you
Sounds like one of two problems: either your subs are beginning or have gone bad, or you amp is going bad. What size power and ground wire are you using? You should be using at least a 4 gauge for both. Also what impedence are you running with the amp, ie; 4ohm mono, 2ohms stereo, etc?
Try hooking an mp3 player or some other source into the amp (in place of your car stereo)while the car is running to test it. You may have damaged the output of the radio. If not report the results here.