sub + amp

  1. T

    Sub keeps going out. Why?

    I have a 2015 Audi A5 coupe that was taken to a an audio shop back in 2019 to get subs installed. At this time, I had bought a Skar audio package online, it had 2 8in subs, the wiring kit, and a 1200w amp. It was my first sound system, so I just got what my friends had. The 2 8’s lasted for...
  2. HughBushor

    HELP My Amplifer Went into protect mode and I can no longer hear my sub

    I will be the first to admit I am not familiar with any of this but I had bought a 1200 watt 12” bundle from skar over a year ago and had the intentions of putting it in with a buddy long story short a year later I decided to get it done by a professional because we made no progress, $400 later...
  3. R

    No sound after blowing radio fuse

    Hey guys, I have a 1 sub, 2 speaker set up running off an aftermarket head unit and amp. Everything was working great for a few weeks. The other day I unplugged the head unit and accidentally sparked the main power wire when it touched some metal in the dash. This blew the radio fuse under the...
  4. H


    I was running a test tone and put my DMM AND as soon as the test leads made contact to the speaker outputs it’s sparked and my amp switched into protect mode for 10 seconds thoughts? Is it safe?

    Wiring 2 JL subs ho boxs to one amp

    I have this amp And two of these subs in box From website "The woofer's dual 4Ω voice coils are internally wired in parallel to present a 2Ω load. Terminal: The...
  6. G

    Anyone ever used these?????

    I just stepped up my bass game an bought this combo. Can anyone please help I can't find a review on these for anything. Just curious what kind of performance I can expect.
  7. D4LL4S_85

    Sun cutting out….

    Okay, first off thanks for taking a few mins to read and possibly help me out… ok so I have 2 fosgate p2s 12s on my 05 Silverado and a 600.1 mono block alpine amp …bought a sundown v2 10 but think I got ripped off on that one …anyways. So I installed my system and when I turn it up to high...
  8. N

    I have tons of tiny questions if someone is willing to answer

    I plan on purchasing a U-12 1500w D2 Sundown and Cab-22 2200w AMP. Any problems with these?(Stock Electrical Sys)(Aftermarket Radio)(Already have all the wiring setup) How do I wire it to 1 OHM(someone on reddit told me that) I dont understand OHMs yet. What is Bridging and will I need to use...
  9. B

    Need help asap subwoofer problems

    Hello I have two 4000w subs with a 1 inch box Also i have a smart 3 taramp 3000w amp With 4gauge wire. Amp keeps going into protection and turns right back on after certain volume they hit hard untill i push the volume to high??? Plz help do i need 0gauge wire or another amp
  10. D

    FOR SALE JL Audio Subs & Amps in Ported Enclosure

    -Two JL Audio 12W7AE-3 Subwoofer Drivers -Two JL Audio HD750/1 Monoblock Class D Wide-Range Amplifiers -One HD600/4 Four Channel Class D Full-Range Amplifier These five items were bought from JL Audio for $4,689.95 plus tax. The ported enclosure was customized to fit in my Jeep Wrangler...
  11. J

    FOR SALE Like New - JL Audio XD 10005v2 Amp & JL Audio W6v3 in High Output Box

    *One 12 inch W6v3 in a high output box, and one JL Audio XD 10005v2 amp* Purchased in March of last year. Amp powered the sub and 4 focal interiors (original receipt for sub and amp available). I purchased them and had them installed in my Lexus by a local car audio shop. I'm now looking to...
  12. S

    Sub doesn't play when my car is moving

    I recently installed a sub and amp into my sister's car, its a 2002 Chevy blazer it has a stock stereo. I installed a line output converter because there were no RCA connections and I wired the remote wire to a wire that said it was 12v on a website's wiring diagram (I can post it if needed)...
  13. N


    Hey all, I am kinda new to the technical things of car audio. I recently put 4 10” R2D4 rockfords running out at 2 ohms in a sealed box to a JBL A1000 amp. I’m curious as where I should set my LPF. I have my gain set at about 44 volts. The subs frequency response are 45-250 hz with sensitivity...
  14. G

    Subs making noise, help

    I wired up a sub and amp about a year ago and everything worked fine. Something happened and my sub stopped working. I bought a new amp and sub thinking either could be the problem. I never changed any of the wiring. Everything is still the same besides the amp amd sub. I started up my car and...
  15. npal_77

    Sub amp issues

    Hey everyone, So I just recently switched my sub and amp to a car I just bought. It's a 05 Acura TL, which has a stereo that's difficult to remove and retain all channels/speakers. I tapped the stock subwoofer remote wire, ran that and my power to the back, tapped the stock sub's signal and ran...
  16. Jeano221

    Subs amp going into protection mode after turning it up HELP

    So I’m having a issue with my amp going into protection mode after turning the radio up, it’s a stock bmw radio and the positive and ground are 11.90 when cars off and 13.60 when car is on, I switched amp snd still did the same thing... don’t know what else to check. Do if anyone can Help me out...
  17. S

    Are 3 12” sub setups good or just a weird gimmick

    I was trying to find some info about 3 12” sub boxes and setups but I couldn’t find much info on if they are good or just a waste of money. I want to slowly upgrade my car audio system and one of my main concerns is that I listen to a lot of different music that is mastered very differently...
  18. N

    Skar vs Rockford

    putting some subs in my girlfriends car, she doesnt want anything too crazy so im debating on getting her either 2 p3 12’s or 2 skar vxf 12’s. also need an amp suggestion for the subs. thank u
  19. Maddog456

    Old setup going into newer car. Need new amp?

    Ive had this build for a while now. 2 MTX JackHammer JH4512-04 12" 4-ohm subwoofer and a Pioneer 800w GM-7300M Mono subwoofer amplifier 360 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms. I was told to get this by some people so thought it was good at the time and for my wallet. I put it in a 02 focus had some...
  20. J

    Need some help picking out a sub and amp setup

    So currently I'm looking to put a sub in my 350z, I came across a photo that shows how to make a sub box that fits perfect. It only provides about .64 cubic feet so finding a sub is hard, I found this skar sub ( which...
  21. Jgrif593

    Monoblock Amp with Two Sets of Terminals wired Parallel

    I have a Skar RP-800.1D, it is a monoblock with 2 sets of speaker terminals. I know that this is for easier wiring/ more space for wires. My question is when I wire this into my DVC sub, can I just run + to +, + to +, - to -, and - to -, and would this end up as parallel wiring? -For any...
  22. G

    Combining Power for Amps

    I am planning out my install and want to run a single power cable from the battery to the trunk, then split into two 4 gauge cables to power a sub amp and a speaker amp. Each are rated for 4 gauge power. My thought is to use a larger fuse at the battery and then 2 individual fuses at the split...
  23. AccordExL2k15

    Remote wire problem Accord 2015 ex-l navi coupe

    Hey, I just installed a pre-amplified sub to the OEM sound system. The huge problem is that I can't find a good source for my remote wire. I tried taping into the rear speaker wire (this has worked on my 09 Yaris and 08 CSX-S) but it doesn't seem to work here. I then ran the remote cable to the...
  24. B

    amp question/help

    Hey everyone Im a “noobie “ to the car audio world. I have a 2011 Corolla & Google says my stock alternator runs 100 amps. Would that be enough to run an all in one enclosure sub/amp.? or am I looking at needing upgrade my alternator.? 800w Maximum Power RMS: 200 Watts Impedance: 2 Ohm
  25. Busyb318

    Need help with subwoofer and amp wiring

    I just installed two DS18 genx 12 inch subwoofers and a DS18 candy mini monoblock amp. The subs are dual 4 ohm rated at 450 rms each I have them wired at a 1ohtm load at amp which is rated at 1000 watt rms 1 ohm or at 450 rms at 4ohm. For two days it has been sounding good . Now it when I...
  26. R

    Small Off Grid Sound System 12V

    I want to upgrade my jbl Partybox 300, which is a battery powered boombox by adding an aditional subwoofer. Would it be possible to hook up a Sub and Amp directly to a car battery? I was thinking of purchasing second hand one, something like the Edge EDB10A-E2, it has a built in amp, which is...
  27. mrpep

    Taramps and mofo sub

    So I bought a mofo 104x cause it’s 1200 rms and I threw a taramps he 3000 amp at it, running this at 2ohms and the amp should be able to put out like 1500 rms at 2ohms. So I have the sub in a ported and it’s not as loud as I expected. I start clipping so it’s pushing the power out so I back off...
  28. I

    No audio out of stock speakers when sub is on?

    Hello, I have a 2006 Honda Civic, running a Boss R110m amp with 2 8ohm subs in series, using a PAC-SNI 35 LOC, with stock head unit. I have the amp powered getting the remote turn on wire from a fuse in the fuse box, and I will be hooking it up to the proper wire soon, but for now it powers on...
  29. D

    Too Much Power to Subs?

    I recently purchased a Crescendo BC3500D. I have 2 American Bass XFL 12's rated at 1000rms and 2000 Peak. My plan was to wire them up as shown here But that would mean 3875 watts rms from...
  30. D

    Please help with all possible outcomes and solutions

    Ok, i have a problem with my amp going into protect mode if i hook up more than my 2 12s and i need to know what wiring method to use and what to hook up.... i have a 1200watt 4ohm bridgeable ssl amp, 2 300 rms max 4ohm dual 12s, 2 300 rms max 4ohm mtx audio 10s, and 2 300 rms max 4ohm kicker...
  31. I

    Help finding everything i would need for this setup.

    Hello, i am new to car audio so i don't know that much yet but im going to be getting 4 sundown SA series 12"s and wondering what i would need to power it all. I was looking at the Crescendo Audio BC3500D for the amp so 3500w power, would i need a new alternator? new battery i have no idea i...
  32. S

    Dual 10" sub build in floor of trunk in replace of spare tire

    So im looking to rebuild the floor of my trunk and have two 10" subs, amp and capacitor installed in the floor of the trunk but I need help/ideas for how I would be able to really build it as in framing. I own a 2005 mazda 3 hatchback and im looking to hopefully have two 10" subs amp and...
  33. S

    I have no idea what I'm doing... (amp and sub upgrade)

    Hey guys, happy holidays! I know close to ZERO about car tech or audio tech. I would not describe myself as an audiophile by any means but I do know that when I listen to music I like listening to good quality sound whether it be in my car or anywhere. In February of 2014 I decided I wanted to...
  34. H

    What do you think of this setup?

    Would these two pieces of a system be well suited for each other? Amp - BOSS AUDIO AR1600.2 Armor 1600-Watt Full Range, Class A/B 2-8 Ohm Stable 2 Channel Amplifier with Remote Subwoofer Level Control Subs x2 - Infinity Reference 1262w 12-Inch 1200-Watt High-Performance Subwoofer (Dual Voice...
  35. D

    Sub and Amp to match a Gladen 100.4 DSP

    I am designing a system for a 2012 VW Passat to listen to acoustic music on my commute. Some blues and alternative also. My top choice for an Amp/DSP is the Gladen 100.4 which, you guessed it, puts out 100W per channel to 4 6.5 component speakers. I will design a sub-box to go under my rear...
  36. 1BadMegaCab

    •HELP• 2006 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Subwoofer Setup

    Hey all! I'm new to the forum and I'm looking to get some help for my subwoofer setup in my 2006 Ram 2500 Mega Cab. I'm wondering what box and size subs I should go for. I have 3 boxes in mind. Two are from subthump, one is from fox acoustics. 2 12's, 3 10's or 4 10's? For 12's I'm looking at...
  37. ekah

    Help me choose an amp please.

    this is what i have -poweracoustik 124x mofo 12" sub 4 ohm supposedly 1500 rms.. not sure if it is or not and if you can clarify -alpine mrp-m650 600rms @2ohm 400 @4ohm need suggestions on what kind of amp i should get since the amp can only push 600 at 2 ohms which i wired the sub parallel...
  38. R

    Is this a solid first system?

    This will be my first system I ever put into a car so keep that in mind. I have a 2012 Ford Focus SE hatchback and here's what I'm thinking about putting into it: Subs: Dual® BP1204 - 12" Dual 1100W Bandpass Subwoofer Enclosure Amp:BOSS AR1500M And I will be installing a new HU so there's...
  39. O

    New to audio, no idea where to start. $250 budget.

    Okay, so I'm completely new to this kind of stuff and this is my first build. I have $250 and I will add on but for now I just want something cheap. I've been suggested a sub and amp but I'm not sure of any good brands/what to look for. I drive a truck so the only place I could put it is under...
  40. O

    How do I know my subwoofers are a good match for my amplifier?

    I currently have a JVC KD-S29 head unit with a Kicker CX600.1 hooked up to 2 12" Kicker Comps in a sealed box. These aren't really a good match for this amp, are they? I can only turn my gain up to 40-45% with the head unit volume at 30/50 before the protection light flickers here and there. Or...