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My xploid amp blows the fuses in the amp if my subs hit to hard and i dont know why?

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It sounds like you have the levels improperly matched or the wiring to the sub woofers making an improper impedance match. Make sure you are not overdriving the amp by running the levels lower, or check if you need to rewire the speakers to get the right ohmic value at the amp. A good resource for sub woofer wiring can be found at this web site:

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp

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