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Newbie amp/sub problem

I have a sony cdx-f7000 head unit that I installed a couple of weeks ago. I went to hook my amp and sub to it and it all went smooth. Stereo sounded good and the sub sounded good. But my problem is that when I go to play a CD, the subwoofer don't work. As soon as I go back to the radio stations it works. Is there somthing special that I have to do so the sub works when the cd player is running? Any help would be appreciated!!

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I had the same radio and never had a problem but the eq can be set for different sources differently, if thats not the problem r u sure u hooked to the sub out rca
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yeah, I made sure of that. I even switched it back and forth and no difference.
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hmmm... ive never heard of that happening before... youve tried all the settings? does that headunit have sub control because mine does, and it saves settings for radio and cd. (just guesses)
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If you have a aftermarket stereo, turn the subwoofer on.
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My friend has a new Pioneer with the LCD display and had the same problem when he put his new subs in. the amp was sucking too much current and shut it's self off. the radio worked fine, but wasn't fine enough quality to get the subs really pounding. he had to start off real quiet, and then work the volume up slowly, and it would still only go so far up before the amp would shut it's self off and give an error message

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look into your setting to see if there is a sub "on and off" mode.
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My friend has a new Pioneer with the LCD display and had the same problem when he put his new subs in. the amp was sucking too much current and shut it's self off. the stereo worked fine, but wasn't fine enough quality to get the subs really pounding. he had to start off real quiet, and then work the volume up slowly, and it would still only go so far up before the amp would shut it's self off and give an error message

Guage wire may have not been big enough. to ground or hot
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lol this is a newbie problem and i think imma hit the head with this advice...


You hooked up your amp turn on wire to the Antenna turn on which is solid blue. Move your amp turn on to the white with blue strip wire should be golden after that
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The remote wire isnt hooked up right, my kenwood did the same thing
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You hooked up your amp turn on wire to the Antenna turn on which is solid blue. Move your amp turn on to the white with blue strip wire should be golden after that
That was it!! Thanks for the help!!
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damn im good
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