HELP! Very Low volume from sub-out
Ok I will try to make this long story short.
I intalled my Alpine cda-7897 & ran a rca wire from the sub out to the trunk. I had an amp in there that was getting signal from a hi-low converter.. I unplugged the RCA's on the amp (so I could plug in the RCA's from the Alpine) while the power was on and I heard a crack & then a funny burnt smell.. the amp never worked right after that.
So I bought a new amp, brand new PPI & installed it. When I hooked it up & tried to play it, I can barely hear it even though the subwoofer volume on the alpine is all the way up, the gain on the PPI is at max, the QBass is up halfway & it should be loud! but I only hear a faint bit of bass from 2 my Eclipse DVC subs.
I didnt know whether it was the amp or the Alpine HU or what so I hooked up my buddy's amp )PPI) and subs, and the same thing.. well, this was a tiny bit louder, but it was NOTHING close to being real bass.. it was muffled & there was a lot of mids coming out of the subs. when my friends sub & amp is in his car (with a hi/low converter) it sounds fine. When I connect the RCA's from my hi-low converter to the new amp, its fine too!
what could have happened? Did I mess up the Alpine HU somehow? The sub control is on, the sub volume is on. HELP! Please!