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Blown amp possibly?

I have a 1000 watt Sony Xplod 2/1 channel hooked up to two 12" pioneer subs TS-W301R and everything just quit... I've checked all the wires and fuses and the green light still comes on. I checked the subs with my home radio and they worked fine... What can I do to fix it?

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I have the same amp with the same problem.....your best bet is to do what i did get a better amp(audio pipe,spx,kicker,punch,etc) do not get pioneer amp or sony anything

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