I have a audiobaun amp and two 12's. When i was driving my subs stoped hitting. My amp still lights up and the needles jump but my subs are not getting power. I check all the connections and everything is good.Could my amp be the problem and is there a way to test it? Probably a dumb question lol
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You will need a test light. You can get one at a hardware store for a dollar or two. clip the end of the test light lead to a good ground, and touch the needle to the red 12v constant that feeds the amp. If it lights up then you are getting power from the battery. Next, turn the car and the stereo on and touch the needle end of the light to the small blue signal wire that goes into the amp. This should light up as well. If either of these don't light up then the wiring is faulty. If they both light up then we need to test a bit more.
First make sure your ground wire is tight at both the amp and the car body. It should have metal to metal contact with the car (no paint on the contact area)
Check the 12v wire running from the battery to the amplifier. Also the sony explode is a garbage subwoofer compared to the Alpine.. sony (they say 1200w max but its more like 100w to power the thing) Amp could be going. Is the amplifier hot when running. If there is a burnt smell comming from the amp, its the amplifier
You may have a problem with the power source feeding the amp. You need to check the voltage across the amplifier's B+ and ground terminals when the amp is playing/cutting off. If it's dropping below ~11 volts, you need to determine why it's dropping so low.