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Subwoofer help Hi, i was wondering why my subwoofers aren't working properly. Everything is connected properly, the bass is working but then when i put up my volume the bass goes away so when i decrease the volume it comes back right away

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Re: Subwoofer help

Hard to tell whats causing this .Just curious make sure speaker wires going to subs are POLARIZED meaning positive from amp is with positive at woofer and NEGATIVE is with negative at woofer.When these are crossed and when volume is raised you will hear the bass cancell each other out..

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