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Ok not much info but
u need a red thick wire with a fuse from positive on battery to positive on amp
thick black ground wire from negative on amp to car body
remote wire from remote on amp to remote on back of head unit
rca leads from back of head unit to amp
then hook up sub

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Are those rms wattage?

Anyways, your subs (if you have two) will double the power of your amp, meaning your amp will be under powering your subs. Nothing will get blown out but will never see their full potential. But if you were to use single sub with your amp then you are more likely see the full potential of the sub and amp.

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need to see if the amp is on check led light on amp. make sure your subs ohm load is correct for the amp.

let us an example fake amp 500x2channel max output 1000watts

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