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System not playing

I have one kicker solox 12 @ 1 ohm in a vented probox, one 20 farad tsunami X15Hcapacitor, 1 hifonics BXi2607D mono amp all ran off 0gauge tsunami wires, and a pioneer avic-d3 radio in a 2008 jeep patriot that has a boston acoustic factory system.
I installed everything and everything turns on but the sub doesnt play, so I tried putting my friends JLs in my vehicle to test the amp and they would barley hit. I could feel the JL subs playing but barley.

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  • ofish Mar 01, 2008

    My subwoofer barely plays. I just can't hear it. It's working, but so low of volume it's worthless. I am using an Infinity 5350a amplifier.

  • coffeyboy_15 Jan 08, 2009

    mine just did the same thing 15 mins. ago i was installing my p215 in a ported box and its barely playing now?
    it was hitting way harder and louder in my sealed box   whats wrong with it?

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Check your gains

Posted on Mar 03, 2008


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Sounds like the output transistors on the amp are blown. Were you slammin when it stopped or how did you find out it stopped working. It could be the sub failed then caused the ap to go which is why you get a little something from the JL.

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