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Subwoofers When i turn the gain up on my amp the subwoofers make a compressing noise to a beat but not randomly and all the lights dim when it beats. not sure whats going on

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If the light on the amp is dimming when the bass hits it's usually a power related problem. It sounds to be that you don't have enough power going to the amp to drive the sub. It should stop if you reduce the volume at which you are playing the music. Yes?
How to solve this is to, increase the size of your power cables, add a power capacitor if needed & change the car battery to a higher capacity one.
The other option a little more professional, would be to fit a split charge system & a secondary battery to the boot/trunk of your car just to run your stereo system, with a power capacitor too. This will provide all the juice that your system requires so you can bang your head as long as you want :P

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First check your RCA"s by wiggiling them at the connection to the amp, see if this causes the amp to come on..If the amp plays then try swaping your RCA's.

Once you have checked the RCA"s, and other various connections, try simply bang arround on the amplifier, yeah I know, it sound back yardish, but if the sound starts to cut in and out by banging on the amp, then you know you have a bad soldier join somewhere. If this is the case, just have a technitian look at it, and repair it for you.

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