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Need help bridging

I have a mono Hifonics amp 1000 watts and three 12" Kicker 01C8VR4...I bridged them but I don't think its right because they not hitting hard at all. It was my first time hooking up subs. Can you help?

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    4 ohms

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    How many ohms are the subs?

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First check your gain it may be turned down. I personally dont bridge speakers. I put each speaker to its own channel on the amp.Make sure positive to positive and negative to negative. Try hookin up two speakers to the amp (not bridged) and turn your gain up around half way. Make sure you amp is switch to lowpass not high since most amps have crossovers built in now. The more speakers you have the less output from each speaker from one amp youll get.

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