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Jbl 600.1 wired properly only getting about 50 watts output. i tried single and dual voice coil subs. wtf?

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Your subs might be too powerful for your amp, if thats not the problem try changing your RCA cables, or try turning up the preamp output on your head unit

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To be honest, it depends on your amp, also on whether this is a dual voice coil sub or a single.

As a rule, if the sub has a dual voice coil (2 sets of connections) then connect the 2 positives together and the 2 negatives and run the 2 sets of cables to one output on the amp.

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Mamola,

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