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High distortion there is a jvc 200 watt car sterio in and 6 panel speakers factory and the subs are 12s 1200 watts peak with a 1000 watt amp hooked to it and the amp is only pushing the 2 subs the higher the volume goes on the sterio the more distortion

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The head unit may be rated at 200 watts but it cannot produce more than ~20 watts of real power per channel. There's no way that it can drive the high end speakers to a level that will be needed to compete with the subs on a 1000 watt amplifier.

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