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    First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    today mr. ups brought me my knukonceptz wiring 4gauge wiring kit to go with my orion 1200d and my RE SE12. I hooked it up as i thought was correct, turned on my deck, an alpine which i installed myself, and fiddled with the bass settings( turning on the sub, bass type 1, freq ect..) my problem is that no sound comes from my sub except when i either change songs, and it thumps twice quickly, or when i turn on/off my car. My amp is on, the red power light is on. My amp hp/lp filter settings should be fine, i tuned them according to the manual and all my connections are secure. The thing that is confusing is that when music is playing and i lay my hand on my sub, i can feel it vibrating ever so slightly in tune with the bass of the music. I tried switching my rcas around didnt help. I feel like im close to solving this and i really do not want to resort to best buy to install it. I think either the sub is not getting power during songs, the signal is weak(bunk rcas) or some mystery reason. it is like the sub only gets power when changing songs or powerin on/off the car.

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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    H/U rca outputs could be dead.




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    Stupid question, but you DID adjust your gain, correct?




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    He should still get a signal even if the amps gain is low




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    get a hold of a dmm and check the voltage for the power and speaker outputs as well as rcas.



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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    im going to fiddle with it tomorow morning and if it still doenst work ill go and buy a DMM. thanks for the responses fellas.




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    If your LPF correctly is set then you could try it from the front/rear RCA's instead of the sub to see if there is a problem there.




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by supa_c
    He should still get a signal even if the amps gain is low
    he is getting a signal

    The thing that is confusing is that when music is playing and i lay my hand on my sub, i can feel it vibrating ever so slightly in tune with the bass of the music
    yea dmm it.




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by peepr
    today mr. ups brought me my knukonceptz wiring 4gauge wiring kit to go with my orion 1200d and my RE SE12. I hooked it up as i thought was correct, turned on my deck, an alpine which i installed myself, and fiddled with the bass settings( turning on the sub, bass type 1, freq ect..) my problem is that no sound comes from my sub except when i either change songs, and it thumps twice quickly, or when i turn on/off my car. My amp is on, the red power light is on. My amp hp/lp filter settings should be fine, i tuned them according to the manual and all my connections are secure. The thing that is confusing is that when music is playing and i lay my hand on my sub, i can feel it vibrating ever so slightly in tune with the bass of the music. I tried switching my rcas around didnt help. I feel like im close to solving this and i really do not want to resort to best buy to install it. I think either the sub is not getting power during songs, the signal is weak(bunk rcas) or some mystery reason. it is like the sub only gets power when changing songs or powerin on/off the car.

    my aim is succulentcarccii if anyone would prefer to chat with me. I work in the same shopping center as BB so its very tempting.
    What alpine deck is it? Your subwoofer output is turned on correct?



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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    cmd-9821. not the best alpine deck but it gets me through. i think i just have the speaker wires and rca cables in the wrong spots. I should be able to properly look at it tomorow when its light out heh.




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by flakko
    he is getting a signal



    yea dmm it.
    from the sub you doink




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    Well i hooked my rcas and speaker wires up correctly and a little bit changed. when i turned my gain to about halfway, the sub would putter more/faster. It moved maybe 1 mm at most but there was little to no bass coming from it. How clean does my power wire connection have to be? when i change songs the bass shakes my car which is what i want but from songs. my ground connection is clean and im pretty sure all my filters are set correctly. i will fiddle witht hem later after work ><.




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    i think you have the subs coils wired out of phase




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Moe Lester
    i think you have the subs coils wired out of phase
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    Double check your wiring..




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    Re: First time installing, retarded problem...help!!!

    ^yea that has to be it. Unless the amp has a crappy ground or sumthin or is not even really grounded. That could also be it. Check the wiring first tho.




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