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sub loses power

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by StatutoryAPE, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Mar 14, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    StatutoryAPE

    StatutoryAPE [OP] Well-Known Member

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    for some reason it seems like my sub will sound weak at times and them sound better. I thought it mightve been a bad ground connection since i didnt have the ground wire on bare metal. so i used a die grinder and cleaned it down. that didnt do anything.

    im wondering if maybe i need a better alternator or a capicitor. or maybe even a new sub or amp, ive had them for almost 7 years. kept swithcing them out everytime i got a new vehicle.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    BrokenTusk

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  3. Mar 14, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    mattg43

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    No to the alternator or cap.
    do you have a friend with another amp you can use to test? Or just hook up your sub to his amp? Find out the problem by narrowing it down.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    StatutoryAPE

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    honestly, im the only one out of my friends that has a sub and amp. im actually the only one that likes to do things to my vehicle. my friends just drive em, boring.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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  6. Mar 16, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    StatutoryAPE

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    i will have to look to get the models. i think the sub is 12in alpine type E. not sure about the amp. they were both hand-me-downs, so who knows how old they both are.

    my older bros friend had them, then sold it to my bro, then gave it to me.
     
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