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Old    cdiddy (cbraden)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-20-2007, 9:11 PM Reply   
I have an Alpine Type E 12" Sub, and I am running it with a Kicker DX-350 Amp. The amp I have had for a while and had it hooked up to 2 RF Punch 10"s in my Jeep,and it hit pretty good for a small amp. I decided to build a box in the boat and put a new 12 in it.

When I hooked the amp up and got everything in place, I powered it up but had no bass. I fiddled, and tried everything in my power to get that speaker to blast but nothing. I get some sound out of it but barely enough to tell it is moving, only by touching it can you tell it is moving. I have he gain up and the bass up on my deck and still cant get it to put any true sub bass out.

What do I do???? The sub is new, the headunit is new, how do I test an amp to see if it is good, and how would I go about fixing it?
Old    Clayton191 (clayton191)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-20-2007, 9:33 PM Reply   
You are sure the amp has power ... right? Checked fuses?
Old    cdiddy (cbraden)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-21-2007, 6:48 AM Reply   
Power is good, fuses are good. I am getting some sound out of the sub, but it is very faint and weak, like it is not getting enough power from the amp. Would I still be getting any sound at all if the amp was fried?
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       05-21-2007, 7:27 AM Reply   
what guage wire are you running to the amp?

Also,I haev seen this same thing happen when the remote turn on wire and power wire gets switched....
Old    cdiddy (cbraden)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-21-2007, 7:43 AM Reply   
I have 4 GA from the (+) battery to a reducer, then 8 GA to the Amp. I have a 4 GA ground wire going straight to the (-) battery terminal from the amp, and have the remote wire connected with 16 GA. I only have the front 2 speakers hooked up right at the moment from the head unit, but I have played with every setting possible on that head unit and still cant get anymore than a slight vibration to come out of the thing
Old    gangstar (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-21-2007, 11:03 AM Reply   
cut the problem in half- see if you can power a regular speaker
Old    Craig (yosquire)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-21-2007, 1:12 PM Reply   
use an Ipod to source the music. That'll tell you if your problem is before or after the RCA cables.
Old    cdiddy (cbraden)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-21-2007, 1:59 PM Reply   
does it mater if my sub is a 4ohm single voice coil, or do I need to get a 2x2ohm DVC speaker to have it hit like I want it to?
Old    Craig (yosquire)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-21-2007, 8:10 PM Reply   
> does it mater if my sub is a 4ohm single voice coil

doesn't matter.

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