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Hi i wonder if u can help me dont really understand much about amp and sub i got this amp but i dont no how many watts i can put on i meen like 2 1000 watt sub is it posiball can i put hiyer. cheers my amp is a jvc ks-ax5500

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You can always put higher than 1000 but it won't make much difference if your amp is only 1000 watts then it will only put out MAX 1000 watts.

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