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Sub does not operate

I have a single orion H2 12.2 sub in an open box. I am also run a JL Audio 1000/1 amp. I know the amp works better than ok. The problem is that the sub does not produce sound, I can not believe that the sub is blown. I have the voice coils wired paralled to run 1 omh. I have replaced all the wires between the sub and the amp still no sound. What gives??

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There could be many issues, from fuses in your amp, to power getting to your amps, to "low" impedance on your amp, and the circuit shutting down. Or it could even be your head unit, perhaps there is a setting on the HU that turns ON/OFF the subwoofer. BTW, you are running to low of an impedance on that amp. If my memory serves me correct, the lowest impedance that they JL Audio recommends is 1.5 Ohms.

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