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    Alright, so I just got my new system in (see below), and I went to install it today on my old 4 gauge amp kit i've had in there for two years. Wired the subs down to 1 ohm, and I was rushing this morning before leaving and I've been trying to install for a couple days now. Being the idiot I am, I forgot to do the most important step of removing the negative battery terminal. So I have everything plugged in, the remote wire, the ground for the amp, speaker wire to the subs, last thing is the 4 guage power wire into the amp. I go to plug it in and it sparks. I pull it away immediatly and figured I just blew my fuse, and (which i probably shouldn't have done thinking about it) connected the power wire, this time it didn't spark. I turn on the system and the subs are moving just a tiny bit, small enough to the point where i only can feel it with my fingers and not see it, and they are barely making any noise. I didn't have time to check my fuses before leaving and I just got back, and just wanted see if that's what you guys think it is. I realize there's a good chance I blew my amp in which case I realize I deserve for forgetting to disconnect my battery =\.

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    I played with my settings on the amp, and it doesn't increase the volume at all, fiddled with head unit settings. I kept everything below half way points because I didn't want to risk anything before i actually tune my gains perfectly.

    I'm getting TONS of engine noise/alt whine. I ran a 12L7 off this same wiring less than a couple months ago and I never had any noise. Now i'm getting tons, and the subs aren't getting any output more than a few vibrations. Fuses or amp do you think?
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    Re: low output?

    try fidaddling the rca's?



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    I did do that.
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    Re: low output?

    Quote Originally Posted by jester6435
    I did do that.
    YOU DIRTY MAN!!!


    lol j/p

    eh, try changing out the rca's? how good is that ground? might wanna check that....could just be a bad amplifier, get a warranty on it? are you getting the alt noise through the door speakers as well as the subs? or just the subs?



    What it do?
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    2005 F150 Reg Cab Long Bed
    Headunit: Panisonic c5300 mp3
    Front Speakers: Rockford fosgate FRC-3257 5x7
    Rear Speakers : Rockford fosgate FRC-3257 5x7
    Sub amp: Power Acoustic LT1440/2
    Subs: (2) 12" Kicker 05CompVR's
    Not metered yet!!!1

    My truck
    http://www.sounddomain.com/ride/2385548

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