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I just bought a brand new 10 inch alpine type x dual 4 ohm, the sub will handle between 500-1000 watts rms into 2 ohms, I have a older alpine m500 which will put out 500 watts rms into 2 ohms which I am using for the break in period, i have my gain set roughly 1/4 way up with bass boost at 6 and my lpf set at 75 which sounded great, I just recently a few days ago installed a 4 channel amp into my car for my speakers and every since then my sub seems to be sounding kinda muddy like my little amp is way to much for it.. But before it sounded perfectly fine and its not the speakers because when the sub is off there clear as day with no distortion, I do have the sub in a JL H.O box which I believe is 1.75 cubic feet, alpine recommends a high of 1.5 I believe but I had it in this box since day one when it sounded great so I don't think that is it.. I have a alpine Iva w203 head unit and the sub will start to sound muddy around 20 out of 35... Any help ????
 

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I just bought a brand new 10 inch alpine type x dual 4 ohm, the sub will handle between 500-1000 watts rms into 2 ohms, I have a older alpine m500 which will put out 500 watts rms into 2 ohms which I am using for the break in period, i have my gain set roughly 1/4 way up with bass boost at 6 and my lpf set at 75 which sounded great, I just recently a few days ago installed a 4 channel amp into my car for my speakers and every since then my sub seems to be sounding kinda muddy like my little amp is way to much for it.. But before it sounded perfectly fine and its not the speakers because when the sub is off there clear as day with no distortion, I do have the sub in a JL H.O box which I believe is 1.75 cubic feet, alpine recommends a high of 1.5 I believe but I had it in this box since day one when it sounded great so I don't think that is it.. I have a alpine Iva w203 head unit and the sub will start to sound muddy around 20 out of 35... Any help ????
what size power wire do you have? almost sounds like you are drooping voltage now that you have another amplifier.

also try reversing the speaker wires on the sub. might just be a phase issue.

could also be that now you have some real power on the front stage you are running out of power on the 500 watt amp. pushing it harder than before.
 

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I have 4 gauge and was thinking of using 0 gauge power wire but don't want to waste my money if that isn't the issue, I'm waiting for my yellow top battery to arrive so hopefully that will help a little
 

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4ga should be big enough. I would try swapping polarity on the sub and see what that does for you.
 
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