I am trying to reinstall an old system of mine in my current vehicle. Here is the situation....
The deck plays music to the speakers perfectly but like nothing to the subwoofer( I didn't think any sound was emitting for awhile until testing further recently). I faded my deck to only play the subwoofer and music would only play when my cd players volume was turned all the way up (albeit very soft music and somewhat like there is interference). When I attempt to turn my amplifier up, the sub starts to pop and sounds distorted at a still very low volume.
I tried separating my RCA cables from my power wire and it is still distorted. Do I need a better ground? (the amp turns on fine).
By the way, I've tested it with two different amps and have the same problem. I've also played music from an ipod with a stereo jack to RCA converter plugged directly into the amp, bypassing the deck.
Sorry for the lengthy explanation. Hopefully it makes sense.
Thanks for the help.