Why is it when I have both subwoofers connected, they aren t as loud as when one is connected?

I m thinking the amp isn t strong enough. I bout this package that came with the subs and the amp. the link below is the package I purchased.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_106767_Two-12-Alpine-Type-R-Hifonics-Brutus-1-Ohm-Stable-Class-D-Monoblock-Amplifier.html

Other answer:

zeph:
While it isn't the very best amp, the Hifonics should be able to drive a pair of Type R's really well.

I'd suspect a wiring problem. Most likely is that the subs are wired "out of phase".

Try reversing the connections of just ONE of the subs and see if the volume improves. Also make sure that the subs are wired parallel/parallel for the amp to "see" a 1 ohm load. If one is wired to 2 ohms and the other to 8 ohms. it's very likely for one to be louder than the other.

If they're wired correctly (coils parallel/subs parallel) and in phase to the amp (positive/positive – negative/negative), then there could be a problem with the amp.

montiel:
Same reason as hooking a trailer on your car doesn't make the car faster. More work needs more power.
Forsyth:
Same reason as hooking a trailer on your car doesn't make the car faster. More work needs more power.
Cornish:
Same reason as hooking a trailer on your car doesn't make the car faster. More work needs more power.
Steven:
Same reason as hooking a trailer on your car doesn't make the car faster. More work needs more power.
Hannah:
Same reason as hooking a trailer on your car doesn't make the car faster. More work needs more power.
don r:
Same reason as hooking a trailer on your car doesn't make the car faster. More work needs more power.

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