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Hi, i have jbl 1201.1 running 2 audiobahn aw1200v subs, i used to have 2 jl audios but the amp blew them, when i turn up to about 32 volume the subs cut out, they come on and off, amp doesnt go into proect mode, no drop in voltage, power cap stil reads over 12... can any1 help ?

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    solved the pro, the ohs wernt matchin, hve replaced system with directed 2400 amp + 2 audiobahns, now pumin loud!!!!

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Well first off the cap should be reading 14.00 volts not 12 but check on ur settings maybe its to high if that dont work then ur amp or amps is way to powerfull for those sub or theres not enough watts from the amp to the sub causeing the amps to under power the subs but let me no if u got it im all wayz here to help

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