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My amp is not putting out all the watts

My 600 watt sony xplod amp is only putting out maybe 300 watts and it is bridged.

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Sorry to tale you, but my opinion SONY just SUCKS... as you can tell. Might wanna upgrade your amp. I have had no luck with sony. Try audiobahn, mmat, ppi, mcintosh, zappco, orion, rockford. THESE are a lot better amp to go with by far. But thier is a lot better brands out thier that just knocks sony in the dirt. my favorite happens to be the audiobahn A2300HCX aka cheater amp. NICE AMPS. it also depends on what kind of subs you got to

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