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No power my amp will come on but it is not producing any power. my first one pounded, but my friend tried to wire it to 1ohm it amp quit working. so today (aug. 10 2008) i bought a brand new vibe286 and is powering the same speakers. it comes on but speakers sound like my regular 6x9s. i have 2 12" ma audio subs. it is not pounding like my previous vibe286. i had my bass controls almost all the way down with first amp, this one all theway up and hardly anything. i also have a cap and deep cycle batt.

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You probably have ONE of the speakers wired out of phase.

If the speakers are wired correctly, you may have the crossover set to high pass instead of low pass.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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