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My subs sound distorted and dont pound right 2 12in cvr kickers and a kingwood 2 channel amp think its not wired right

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    I have 2 12" subs. a 600 watt lighting audio and a 800 watt pioneer. Their hooked up to a 1000watt puramid amp. and they sound distorted.

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Are you sure the polarity is correct on the sub's connectors? This is very important as reversing them will cause the sub to pound inward instead of out. Make sure the wires are thick enough and that the amp's + connector goes to the red(or +) connector on the sub and that the amp is grounded properly to a clean piece of metal on the car's body. This ground wire should also be as short as possible. Also make sure the fine-tuning for the bass level on the amp is adjusted correctly and that the sub's enclosure is the correct specification ie. Ported or sealed, right size, etc.

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