I have the Kicker kx350.2 hooked up to 2 12in CVR Kickers and I had the bass up one day and then all of a suddent it cut out, now my volume can go up to 9-10ish (not loud at all) until the amp cuts the noise going to the subs. after this happened i realized my gain control was turned up much higher then i had put it meaning someone messed around with my amp but im wondering if this contributed to the problem and if my amp is blown or anything and what i can do to fix it.
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It depends on the box you are installing them in. If you're going for sealed box they you can put 600-800 watts on them as long as you're careful with the gains and bass boost off. In a ported enclosure I wouldn't put more than 600 rms on them and still be careful with the gains. set your filter on your amp to about 80 hertz and match it on your source unit.
CVR series do not have large power handling capabilities. Your subs will melt before the amplifier is used to its full potential. If the subs arent in a ported enclosure - do that. They both handle 500w rms - so the pr1000 is perfect. bass response is all in the enclosure!
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Are you sure the polarity is correct on the sub's connectors? This is very important as reversing them will cause the sub to pound inward instead of out. Make sure the wires are thick enough and that the amp's + connector goes to the red(or +) connector on the sub and that the amp is grounded properly to a clean piece of metal on the car's body. This ground wire should also be as short as possible. Also make sure the fine-tuning for the bass level on the amp is adjusted correctly and that the sub's enclosure is the correct specification ie. Ported or sealed, right size, etc.