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SUBS i have two 1200 watt KICKER CVR subs connected to a 1200 watt amp. the wires are somewhat thin and every time i turn the volume up close to MAX on my stereo the subs cut off. do i need a stronger amp or thicker wiring??

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The bigger the wire the better the resistance but even a wire wont do much
the only thick i have on my sterio is the battery wire the rest is cut old extension cord wires and mine sound fine never cut out on me and i have 1600 watts going threw amp

more power putting threw the hotter the amp hotter the amp more the cut off amp

quite possible you have too much power going to speakers if your bridged it will blow out amp found that out from bridgeing but thank god i had it fused

turn down your gain and bass boost and work up to good sound say your sterio is 1-60 volume your should hit right around 30 volume by turning gain and boost untill quality sound this is your safe zone gain should be set 1/2 volume of sterio to 3/4 pushing it nothing more or total melt down

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Hi , you need to replace with thick wire , if possible attache fuse or circuit trip overload protection you may ask to thew radio store .

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