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I have a gcm sonoma i am running 2 mtx jack hamers 1600 watts 800 rms 400 rms per sub i have a Kenwood Excelon X500-1 running both im running a kenwood deck when i turn my volume past 25 the subs start glitching out now iv checked the ground wires and the p.cont also power wires to deck and subs all seem to be fine ... if i turn my baseto 0 on deck and to lowest seting on amp the problem gose away but theres no bump to the sound almost sounds like no subs are in my truck im vary confused i have cheeked over all fuses and wires ... about 3 months ago i had all working just fine windows were shaking rear miro was always falling i love my truck i always go over it and make sure nuts and bolts are all tight every week i spend alot of time keeping it in good running shap now i just dont understand why this is happing

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Hi jimmyjames,

 

How do you have the wires hooked from the sony reciever to the inputs on the mtx? 

 Sounds like your Remote wire is way too big. it should be 14 guage.  It only sends a low voltage low amp signal.

 

Another thing that could be messing up the sounds is the routing of the wires.  you should have the power supply wires separate from the Audiop signal wiring.  Power should run down the Driver side and Audio down the passenger side.

 

When you answer I may be able to tell you more.

 

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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The two seperate wire terminals on the sub are for dual voice coils which means. If You hook up the first terminal to the second terminal then run speaker wire from the second terminal to the amp.It should then increase the subs frequency response and sound better which also means it will be able to handle more bass. As to just having one voice coil hooked up. The two terminals is pretty much the bridge for the sub.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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SOURCE: one of 2 subs stopped working.

ya the sub is blown or the amp channel is blown

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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SOURCE: my 800 watt kenwood

Sounds like you shorted out the main power wire somewhere and killed the amp. Is the amp on the fuse intact or blown? Do you have 12 volts at the amp? check you connections and see if it helps.

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