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Do i need compassitor i have stock radio with brand new subs with XL2 1600 amp

I have an 2005 nissan altima stock cd player with an adapter that wires into my two rear spears for the rca's to plug into then to the xl2 1600 and i have two brand new cvr 12'' and they hit for not even a second and the amp goes into protect do i need a compassitor ????

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Re: do i need compassitor i have stock radio with brand...

This commonly happens when the ohm load is too low. Double-check the wiring to confirm that the speakers are wired properly.

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POWER (At the same time when routing these wires, I would connect the PHONO LEADS from the car cd player to the amp, if your car cd player only has 1 preout (1red & 1 white) then you will need two phono splitters, a female to 2 males. Phono leads carry the unamplified sound from cd player to the amp):
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