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Sony 1200 watt amp

I hooked up a brand new head unit,amp and sub my amp power light comes on but nothing comes out my sub

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Re: sony 1200 watt amp

4 gauge is more commonly used for amplifiers used for sub woofers. its a little more pricey then the 8 gauge you get in most amp power kits, and you'll probably need to get it from an audio store as its not quite the same as from HD or lowes, but i've noticed it makes a big difference..

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You need atleast a 5 guage power wire for your amp

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Re: sony 1200 watt amp

What kind of deck to you have? Sometimes there's a setting for the subwoofer output that has to be turned on. How is the deck hooked up to the amp? Be sure of the normal things: -Make sure the sub is connected in side it's box -Make sure the RCA cables didn't come off the deck -Check every connection! Let me know and be sure to leave feedback or I don't get paid.

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Next you indicated that bridged the amp. Since the subs are both 4 ohm single voice coils did you wire them in series or parallel?

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Hooking sub up

Hello missywarden,

According to the specifications, the amp is capable of "tri-mode" operation, that is, running normal speakers on the individual channels while also powering a subwoofer in bridged mode.

Your sub needs to be a minimum of 4ohms and should be relatively efficient. I'd look for a sub that has an RMS power range of from about 75 watts up to a maximum of 250 watts.

The sub connects to the leftmost speaker terminal (positive - right channel) and the rightmost speaker terminal (negative - left channel).

It's not going to be a really loud subwoofer. The power is 360 watts RMS which will be shared by the normal speakers and subwoofer.

Hope this helps.

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If you are certain speaker isnt blown and you have correct phase wiring and so forth you have whats called a solder jump which is internal repair by dealer only! buy a new amp at dealer wholesale price here cheaper than having it repaired unless under warranty go here for wholesale pricing on almost everything audio wise:

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The head unit may be rated at 200 watts but it cannot produce more than ~20 watts of real power per channel. There's no way that it can drive the high end speakers to a level that will be needed to compete with the subs on a 1000 watt amplifier.

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