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    If the box was too big the subs would still work but would just sound sloppy. Sound would actually come out of them. Can you post a link or pic of your fuse? Maybe someone knows a place local to get one. What subs do you have and how are they wired? I am with the idea of your amp going straight into protection mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfay93
    If the box was too big the subs would still work but would just sound sloppy. Sound would actually come out of them. Can you post a link or pic of your fuse? Maybe someone knows a place local to get one. What subs do you have and how are they wired? I am with the idea of your amp going straight into protection mode.

    Yeah I thought of protection mode right away, but we hooked my subs up to another persons car with a head unit (just unplugged his amp and ran rcas to mine and it still sounded bad.

    There is sound coming out of the subs...just is very week and very buzzy sounding. Like there really is no bass at all and not enough power to drive it.

    I can't post a link or a picture of the fuse because I can't find one on the web anywhere. It essentially looks like a standard auto blade type fuse, just massive. It is a little "longer" in proportions as well... i would say it was a good inch and a half long...maybe even 2.
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    Check the "fuses" section here..
    http://www.bcae1.com/
    What do you get for an impedance when you hook your dmm to the box?
    Got any test tones? Hook up the sub amp, disconnect 4 channel and put dmm on speaker outputs of sub amp...without the subs connected. See what you get for a voltage with the gains at min and max...and some values between.
    You may want to remove the subs from the box and push down on the cone... hear any scratching?
    Any chance there is a frequency multiplier on the sub amp? Sorry not up on Kenwood... more or less you get have the LP at 80hz but if there is a multiplier of say 10X... you are getting 800hz...
    Did you try the sub amp to run one of your front speakers?
    Finally if you are daring...crack open the amp! See anything burnt or loose wire strands?
    Hope this helps!
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    You are most likley looking for an ANL fuse also called a wafer fuse. It is a high amperage flat fuse. Here is a link of a picture of a few fuses.http://www.stingerelectronics.com/web/prods/fans.asp

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    The guy at the mobile audio place did do a test on the subs I think...so I am still hoping it is the amp..will find out soon enough.

    Neither of those pages have the fuse that I am looking for. Basically the fuse I had was a typical car blade fuse, but way bigger, even bigger than the MAXI fuses...it wasn't a ANL fuse...

    This is starting to really suck! haha All this $$ in the vehicle and it comes down to a $3 part that I can't find. I guess if I can't find one, I just replace the fuse holder as well...
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    I have never seen a blade fuse bigger then a MAXI fuse. If you find a pic on the internet please post a link. I would like to see that.

    I take it you never got the new amp to turn on since the fuse is gone and thus do not know if the amp was the problem?

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    Well.... I now know it was in fact the amp... replaced the inline fuse holder with another and got it connected...turned the system on with the new amp and MAJOR BASS!!

    Man, I was going insane...it could have been so many small things with my wiring or whatever, but in fact it turned out to be one of the most expensive pieces of all!!!

    Anyways, thanks for all your help guys...as usual mp3car members come thru with help...you guys are the best!
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    too bad i was too late, i was going to say that is definately the amp. you will probally find that one of the channels was outputting 20vdc or so, causing much of your problems..

    i used to work on amps some..

    glad to know its working now. have fun!

    Mike

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