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Old 10-19-2006, 02:25 PM   #1
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Sub is being weird, too much power?

Okay I have 2 infiniti 10s... running off an 800 watt amp... probably 400-500 RMS... so like 200 rms each.

NOW, I have a feeling one of them doesn't work, don't have a chance to test it yet. It's a little bit hard to tell because obviously with one POUNDING the other does move a lot, so it seems like it's working but it's just not hitting as hard as the other one when I put my hand on it. Maybe its just hitting weaker for some reason, I dunno. Note: the left one is the one that works for sure, right one probably doesn't

ANYWAYS. This is how it goes. I hook it up. It pounds for a few songs, nice and hard. Then the subs stop working. NOW, to fix this... I do the following: Put a song with good bass, turn it way up. Subs aren't hitting at all. Now, if I put my hand on the left sub (the working one) and push it in a little bit, it starts pounding. But if I let go of my hand it goes back to not working. But if I just keep my hand there and push it in for a while, maybe 30 seconds, then sometimes it keeps working after I remove my hand, sometimes not... so yeah. Oh, and when it starts working... same thing... pounds for a couple songs then stops . SOmetime it will randomly come on for like 10 seconds if a different song comes on but that's rare.. When I push the right one nothing happens at all, also why I think it's blown.


So, audio guys, does this sound like too much power is going to the sub? I figure if the right one isn't working then the left one is doing 400+ RMS by itself which is probably not good...I tried turning down the gain the amp to maybe 60% instead of 100% but still the same thing happens.

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Old 10-19-2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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just on hook it and test it,it take 10 or 15 minutes to this.........you are not putting your hand on it and holding the sub are you???it sound like it may be on the way out..do you have a volt tester,if so take the sub out of the box and test it and it should read 3.2 ohms and if read open it is done....do not do the test with the it hooked up take it out of the box......Are you having the gain that hight??you sohld have it like 8o'clock no highter thenthat but if are have it at 40% or highter you have ****ed it up........but hey Have posted on a number of times on how to set gains on amps before....but NO one listsens to me...........
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Yes I know, I will test it, but the point of this thread was does the behaviour of the sub that's working (sometimes) and then start working again when I push it in sound like it's getting too much power, or does it sound like its blown, etc..
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:49 PM   #4
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^^if you tested the sub on volt metre what dose it say 3.2 or lower and it maybe the amp aswell....to test the amp flip the sub around and go from there....And turn down the gains to 8o'clock ok........you donot need then highter then that....
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:52 PM   #5
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take out the sub and check if the wires in the back of the sub are lose.. could be that when bass hits ..... or it could just be a loose wire man take out the sub and check it out
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:04 PM   #6
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^^^he would have seen that,but it can not be that easy dude.....M powered did you push the easy button....hehehehehe....
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:17 PM   #7
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... thats what my first thought was, pull the sub out and check the wiring, that sometimes gets loose, and even check the little wire that goes to the cone, my buddies sub the other day just stoped working and that was what happened. The little wire broke.
I don't think its blown though, if it is still working, just a hand there.
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:21 PM   #8
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You need to get that Fosgate sub off me... its the same one you were looking for!

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Old 10-19-2006, 04:26 PM   #9
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:18 AM   #10
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Its a RF P3001 AMP
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