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Old 10-24-2011, 12:37 AM   #1
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amp has power but subs wont bump

hi. i just got a new system for my 2000 s10, i got a 1000 watt pyle driver amp with 150 watts rms and 2 10" clifford design dual voice coil subs both at 150 watt rms. i have a 4 gauge wiring kit and i connected the ground straight the the chassis. i have 12 gauge speaker wires aswell. my amp turns on but when i turn my music up the subs dont hit hard. its not the box because i no i sealled it completly and its not the subs because i hooked both of them up to my friends system (he had a different amp) and they sounded great. they were working yesterday and the sounded great but i went to invert the one sub today and then they both are not working. what i would like to no is it the amp that is pooched or does my truck not have enough juice to power it. my buddy is giving me his power cap to see if that will work tomorrow but in the mean time if anyone has any suggestions as to y my subs arent bumping please let me no. thanks
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:24 AM   #2
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Re: amp has power but subs wont bump

Sounds like the power is there through the lines, but pyle has always been as it's named, a pyle. Try and hook up only one sub at a time to make sure they are both working correctly and the amp can even push them. I've seen amps bridged unable to push subs.
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So to get this right you're 1000w Pyle amp is 150W rms? Why do cheap amp companies still feel the need to do this? (end rant).

I need more info here, that Pyle amp, class D mono? or stereo 2 channel? The subs are dual voice coils, but what ohm each? Have you had the woofers out of the box recently? Sounds like a phase problem to me. Double check your speaker wire connections. Make sure your positives and negatives are all correct.
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Re: amp has power but subs wont bump

sounds like a wiring mix-up if they were working fine till you unwired/rewired one of them

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the problem is PYLE! they make crap subs, crap amps, crap everything. spend the money for a real amp. cheap, good amps can be had for $50-150.
Old 10-24-2011, 11:18 PM   #6
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thanks for the help. i wired the one sub up to the amp and it sounds ok. i think im just going to get rid of this system and get a new one. any suggestions on what amps and subs i should get. i want it to be really bassy if that helps any
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Re: amp has power but subs wont bump

what do you mean "one sub is inverted" if you mean one is mounted facing in, and one mounted out, you will have phase cancellation issues. is it a mono amp? also are you how are you wiring the voice coils. ie, what is your total resistance on the subs. If your trying to run at 1 or 2 ohms, you may have blown an output transistor on the amp.
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