I have a audiobaun amp and two 12's. When i was driving my subs stoped hitting. My amp still lights up and the needles jump but my subs are not getting power. I check all the connections and everything is good.Could my amp be the problem and is there a way to test it? Probably a dumb question lol
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You will need a test light. You can get one at a hardware store for a dollar or two. clip the end of the test light lead to a good ground, and touch the needle to the red 12v constant that feeds the amp. If it lights up then you are getting power from the battery. Next, turn the car and the stereo on and touch the needle end of the light to the small blue signal wire that goes into the amp. This should light up as well. If either of these don't light up then the wiring is faulty. If they both light up then we need to test a bit more.
First make sure your ground wire is tight at both the amp and the car body. It should have metal to metal contact with the car (no paint on the contact area)
Most likely one of your subs are blown, or the Ohm's are too low for the ampliphier. Try hooking up one speaker at a time to the amp and see if it does the same thing. If it shuts off on one of the two speakers, that speaker is most likely blown.
kicker subs arnt ment to hit the lowest bass, unless you go spend a **** load of money, im talking 3000 wat amp, ant some 15' or bigger subs. the most commen kickers are 12' subs, so im asuming you have 12' subs, if not, this (said lightly) should work. try turning the bass boost screw on the amp to the middle of its turning range. this will offer the greatest balance between high and low bass. if you want more low bass, turn it past half. if you want more high bass, turn it down. i have mine set to mid range, but i also recently purchased 2 18' kickers. with every new set of subs, you should spend at least 15 min tuning the amp to get the best performance. every sub is different. hope this helps, good luck.
You may have a problem with the power source feeding the amp. You need to check the voltage across the amplifier's B+ and ground terminals when the amp is playing/cutting off. If it's dropping below ~11 volts, you need to determine why it's dropping so low.