Added another amp to system now subs dont hit as hard
I have the JL Audio 250/1 hooked up to 2 kenwood 10s... and i had my full range infinity kappas just run straight from my radio. the problem is i recentelly installed a 2 channel amp to power my full range speakers but when i did this i lost how hard the subs hit... i added a capacitor to the power cable for the JL amp, and even ran a whole different power wire from the battery to the other amp to keep them seperate but my subs still arn't hitting as hard as they did and i even went as far as unhooking the other amp so just my JL would have power and they still didn't hit as hard... so please if anyone has any suggestions id love to hear them i want my subs back...also if it helps, both amps have seperate audio cables run from the back of radio
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kappas are 2ohm. You are running that amp at 2ohms stereo on front and rear channels. That is a nice amp, but it is a thirsty one. If you have a sub amp as well, then you are not supplying your amps with enough power. drop down to 0 gauge and see if it heats up anymore. Also, try going high pass if you have subs. If you don't have subs. You need to run 4 gauge and make sure you have a great ground.
The amp may no thav eenough to push these subs, these are top of the line subs, they probably require a bigger amp, if you are running other speakers through this also, you certainly need another amp, or a bigger one with more channels. also double check all your wiring.
you dont want to connect both of those amplifiers together. You could run them separately to separate subs or the jl to your sub and your alpine to your front speakers. But you dont ever want to mix and match amps to the same sub. Even if you had 2 jl500/1's you wouldnt want to just hook them up together. Because they both have to be putting out the exact same amount of power. Which no 2 amps are ever exactly the same. Some companies make bridges to properly connect 2 exact amps together. I Hooked up 2 JL 1000/1's to each voice coil on a 13.5 W7 and i smoked the sub. So i definitely dont reccommend doing it unless the amps are conneccted to separate things.
A mono amp usually can handle only two 4 ohm subs. You see when you hook up two subs in parallel it drops the ohms too 2 ohms and 3 in parellal drops it to 1 ohms overheating the amp and cause power failure. Unless you bought a Mono amp thats 1ohm stable. But still I've seen cheap 1 ohm stable amps not last long. Also possible your subs are fried too check them with a multimeter and measure each sub ohms.
make sure you have seperate power and gound seperate remote wires and if it does have a pass through then use it but i would hook up one at a time make sure they both work if after all this and it dont then your deck may not have enough power coming out of it to power the rca's or use y adapters from the cd player and run 2 sets of rca's.
ohm load check the way you wired it if the amp can handle 1ohm make the sub 1 ohm dule 2 ohm subs hook the neg from one coil to the pos on the other then take the empty neg hook it bridged to the neg on the amp and empty pos to the pos on the amp also check to see if you hooked it up bacwards subs dont hit hard when they are beating in and not out
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