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Sub not hitting constantly

I have a kicker solobarik L5 and a zx 400.1 kicker amp. I have a stock radio without any rca outputs so I had to hook up a rca line adapter. The sub hits sometimes. It is always on. I can see the sub working but as I push the gas, speed up, slow down, idle and push the clutch in it gives me different levels of hit.Sometimes it slams to its potential, but the next second it wont it will only be very light. Any help

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The big speakers have wires from the frame to the voice coil. After longer use at higher volumes (or longer travel), the wire can fracture, and make contact only some of the time..line on a bounce or knock.

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To get the most from your amp, you really needed the L5's with 2ω voice coils. That way, you could run the voice coils in series and the subs in parallel, resulting in a 2ω load, exactly what your amp likes. If you can exchange them for the 2ω model, I would.

Here's the link to Kicker's manual for the ZX-1000.

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