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My left channel input for the rca on my amp is not picking up any signal or powering the subwoofer, both of my rca cables are fine and the connections are correct just the amp will not play the left channel?? HOw do i fix?

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Is the gain turned up on the amp, is the sub set to low frequency, maybe your head deck settings have bass/subwoofer off or bal set to front of the car.

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It sounds like there is a difference in the signal levels on the inputs to the amps. You did not specify what the RCA's are connected to on the head unit side. If they are connected to a stereo pair of preamp outputs, you may be able to solve the problem by using only the channel with the higher signal and use an RCA "Y" adapter to split it to both amps. If they are connected to a dedicated subwoofer output on the head unit, make sure that the head unit is set for "subwoofer". Some less expensive head units, I know JVC in particular, has only 1 set of line outputs and requires you to go into their "PSM" (Preferred Setting Mode) to set the line output mode and if you select "subwoofer", then allows you to select the low pass frequency.

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