That certainly doesn't seem right...
With that amp clipping those cones should be jumping out of the enclosures. It doesn't seem like they are being driven very hard? How much excursion is going on during these songs?
Do you have a DMM? Can you verify that the subs are wired correctly (series not parallel)? They should read about 4.2-4.5ohms. If not then either the voice coils are in parallel or you got D1 drivers. I'm thinking that maybe the amp is seeing a very low impedance and that is the issue. If they read in the 4-5ohm range then they are right.
How are they wired to the amp? Are the dip switches maybe not set right?
Originally Posted by beastaudio
see ive got the exact opposite, my avr is at 0 trim level, input gain +5 and I dont ever even see the input lights come on on the dcx even at the most demanding levels.
You said that the DCX signal indicator lights aren't even coming on? That would be very odd
with a 9000w amp at clipping. The DCX input is at +5 what is the output? How high is your amplifier gain trims set? Make sure that all EQ is turned off on both the DCX input stage and output stage going to the subs. Also make sure that there are no high or low pass filters engaged. And also check to make sure that dynamic EQ and limiting in the DCX are off on both inputs and outputs.
Also verify the polarity of the 2 subs are in phase. You can try the 9 volt battery trick to make sure that both cones travel the same direction.
A signal booster isn't going to do anything but make the amp clip that much more. You can do the same thing by just turning up the DCX output level.