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    Gday Guys, first post here.
    So basically, i have a 500W amp, 2 channel.
    powering 2x 1400w Subwoofers (1 channel each)
    but recently i bought a slick set of neons to wire in.
    i want the lights to "flash" in time with the subs "doofing"
    so currently i added the light/switch into the circuit of one of the subwoofers.
    but this causes the subwoofer to lose power, and isnt as powerful as the other sub, which looks crap, and sounds slightly bad.

    is there anyway to fix this? like some fancy electronic way?

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    Re: Subwoofer losing power?

    ok let me get this right you have a 500w amp trying to power 2x 1400rms subs? Well first off your 2300 watts under what you need for the subs and by adding lights on the output your stealing power from the subs.



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    Re: Subwoofer losing power?

    hahah no... any amount of amp will power.. trust me buddy they go fine!!!!




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    Re: Subwoofer losing power?

    Yea any amp will power them but if they are moving on a 500 watt amp then they clearly don't do rated power what subs are they?



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    Re: Subwoofer losing power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gobble45 View Post
    hahah no... any amount of amp will power.. trust me buddy they go fine!!!!
    What subs and amp?




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    Re: Subwoofer losing power?

    PROVANTAGE: Boss Audio Systems CX122 Boss Chaos Exxtreme 12 inch Sub 1400W High Efficiency Cone 4-Ohm
    Im pretty sure thats them.
    but they are black and red, not silver...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobble45 View Post
    PROVANTAGE: Boss Audio Systems CX122 Boss Chaos Exxtreme 12 inch Sub 1400W High Efficiency Cone 4-Ohm
    Im pretty sure thats them.
    but they are black and red, not silver...
    Ok they are 700w rms not 1400 that clears a little up but still should need 1400 to sound nice.



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    Re: Subwoofer losing power?

    O wow those are definitely not 1400 watt subs lol... And the amp?




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    Re: Subwoofer losing power?

    SB700 <-- THats them!
    eXatek Solutions <Thats the amp

    Sorry, i dont realy understand the specs and crap.. i just wire it in and go




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    Re: Subwoofer losing power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninesvnsicks View Post
    Ok they are 700w rms not 1400 that clears a little up but still should need 1400 to sound nice.
    I would be really skeptical to even give them close to their RMS rating...




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    Re: Subwoofer losing power?

    Ok ok... First off OP that amp is horrible even for those subs...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Ok ok... First off OP that amp is horrible even for those subs...
    Sorry, i went to the Car Audio tech here in my local area. and he said that it would power it fine,
    and it has powered them fine.




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    Re: Subwoofer losing power?

    He is an idiot... As are most guys in audio shops, they sell you whatever they have not what will really work... What Voice coil are the subs?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobble45 View Post
    SB700 <-- THats them!
    eXatek Solutions <Thats the amp

    Sorry, i dont realy understand the specs and crap.. i just wire it in and go
    First off yes amp is way to little power even for those subs plus u having the lights on there is stealing their power just get some neons that have the sync to music switch. The subs are dual 4 ohm which means you either have them hooked up at 4 or 1 ohm the amp is only 2 ohm stable so probably at 4ohm. Secondly At 4 ohm your giving the subs 100 watts if they are moving at all then they must be seriously over rated if they are suppose to be 700.



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    Speakers: 6.5" Boston Acoustics SC65 (Front), 6.5" MB Quart DKD116 (Rear)
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    Sub Woofers: None at the moment
    Wiring: Big 3, Radnor #1 welding cable, Kolossus Fleks Kable 8 Gauge (4 ch)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    What Voice coil are the subs?
    Um.. im not sure, how do i find out?
    again, im not good with the specs..




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