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Sounds like the amp is playing on full range instead of low

Well i have a alpine deck with sub control and with or without epicenter ( audio control ) you can still here the voice coming out of woofers. 2 12inch. l7`s dual 4ohm

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    i tried 2 different brands of elec. crossovers and not much difference that`s why i`m stuck. i took off a jl 500 with 2 12inch. jl w3 with the same deck,i had no problems. i just wanted more power. i paid good cash for the kicker setup because i know what it`s capable of. i also switched out setups twice just to make sure i didn`t goof somewhere along the line.help!!!!!!!!!! i want more BASSSS

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TURN POWER TO AMPLIFIER OFF.
There is a hpf lpf setting on the amp. Its a square plastic module. Carefully Slide it out. There are three different settings. Low pass, highpass and bypass. Switch it from bypass to lpf.
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Sometimes the deck needs to be programmed to send only sub frequencies to the sub out. Check the manual or play with the settings. Most likely there is a way to turn it to a sub and a separate setting to change the crossover frequency.

If this is not working, there may be a problem with the Head Unit. If you have another amp in the system, try the sub out in the full range amp AT LOW VOLUME. If not you can use headphones and some alligator clips. Be careful you do not short out the output. Place one alligator on the crown of the RCA plug and one on the post. On the other side, place the crown clip to the connection on the top of the plug and the post on the tip of the plug. If this way you can see if indeed there is full range in the signal. You should here some voice, but not a lot, and a bunch of bass.

If there is too much frequency on the line after these steps then the head unit is not filtering properly and there are two things to be done. Repair or replace the unit. Or circumvent the filtering problem with either an in line RCA Filter or an electronic crossover.

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