I blew the two 40 amp fewses so i bought some and put them in. once i did and hooked the amp to the speakers up i was gettin power to my amp but none to my speakers... i switched chanels still no bumps.. the speakers were making enough noise that if i put my ear in the port hole i could tell that the conection was good but still not bumpin
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First youll need an amp. Depending on what size the sub is a 500 watt rms amp can hold up to about a 300 watt kicker. If your looking for something bigger u can get a 1000 watt amp and hook up two 300 watt kickers. To hook up the amp youll need a car amp power cable, power control cable, speaker wire, amd a car amp ground wire. They usually sell kits that run aboyt 40 bucks. The power cable goes to the batter as well as the ground cable. The power control cable goes to the back of the head unit. (You will kost likely need a more modern headunit if urs is stock). Once this is done put the sub in the box (i recomend super glue because metal nails take away from the bass). Put the speaker wire to the speaker positive on left negative on right. Same with the amp. And now ur bumpin ;)
Remove all the wires from the amp including the remote turn on wire. Once you do that, after about 30 seconds the amp will reset. Hook the power up first, then the ground then the remote. Turn the unit on and check for power WITHOUT the speakers hooked up. If you get no power by now it's a good chance that the amp is cooked. If you do get power, try hoking up your speakers first on one channel then the other channel and then bridged. If it cuts out or off when you touch the speaker wires to one channel or the other, then that channel is no good. Hope this helps.
It could have to do with how your speakers are wired. If you have 2- 4 ohm speakers and they
are both wired to one terminal (RIGHT OR LEFT) on the amp, you have a 2 ohm load and most amps are rated at 4 ohms.
Go to this site and use #58 on the right sidebar to see if you are wired correctly. http://www.bcae1.com/
How many ohms is the speaker? You have the amp bridged going into the sub? You have the negative of one side hooked up to the negative and the positive on the other side hooked up to the positive?
It says that it is bridgable at 4 ohms. What about the input? Set your stereo about half way up. Then turn your amps gain up slowly until it is where you want to listen to it normally. Not to loud. Then when you turn it up it isn't too much.
But it sounds like you have way too much power for one speaker. Especially a ten. It takes two tens to equal one 12.
Are the speakers still working? When the old amp blew it might have blown the speakers too. Are any of the wires grounding out besides the ground? I would check the remote wire too. I also suggest replacing it with a bigger (smaller #) gauge wire, its not as sensitive to interference and gives your amp a boost in actual power to the speakers. Check any fuses to see if they are blown. Make sure all the connections are tight. If no power after this all checks out then amp is blown again and you might want to get smaller speakers or a bigger amp (or better).
You have not given any information on your models. Chances are you wired them incorrectly. either the first time, or both times. How do you know you burned up the sub and not the amp? chances are the amp is fried, most likely due to wiring the speakers to the wrong impedance.
ok well this is easily checked with a ohm meter see what the resistance is then if ok you might have a problem with your amp wire the speakers direct to the amp do not use ground on the car to negative on the speaker the amp is making its own ground called a floating ground do not hook the speakers together cause then you might put the in series or in parallel this is dangerous to your amp will make it work harder. so put the positive of the speaker to the positive on the amp and negative to negative same for the other speaker
somehow, DC car voltage has gotten to the speaker outputs of your amp! your fuses are saving your speakers from meltdown. your amp has melted down. toss it after checking with ohmeter as follows:
disconnect amp completely. red wire from ohmmeter to +12Vin. black wire to SPK+. if ohms are anything below 1000 ohms, then toss it. An electrical short is equivalent to flooding your entire house with a leaky faucet. No telling what that rapid current will encounter along the amplifier section. you could get lucky and find all power MOSFETS have shorted and replace them. good luck.