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Finally finished the system

Postby Vh3i55u » Wed May 14, 2008 11:33 pm

Well, after a long time waiting for an opportunity to spend the money on a sub and amp, I finally finished the install. I hope to be posting pics and a video within the next few days.

I decided to go with the RE SE12 and the Rockford Fosgate p600.1 BD
I haven't had much time to test it out, but I was wondering if subs need to be broken in, and I was also wondering how I can know at which point to stop pushing my sub further.

thanks for everyones help over the last several months, I couldn't have done without you.
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Postby KU40 » Thu May 15, 2008 7:45 am

subs don't really need to be broken in. They'll break in by themselves no matter how hard you play them. When the sub stops getting louder as you turn up the volume, when they start making sort of a flat, farty, thin sound, or when they stop moving farther out when you turn up the volume, you've reached their limit.
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Postby Vh3i55u » Thu May 15, 2008 3:23 pm

damn it. I was playing my system (pretty loud) when the sub just cut out... I thought I had blown the sub or something, but then it came back on. Now my sub goes in and out whenever it pleases. I checked all the wire connections and they're all very strong.
Please tell me I didn't completely screw up my new system...
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Postby Nigel » Thu May 15, 2008 3:33 pm

is the amp going into protect? another possibility is if you're using a glass fuse under the hood, ensure that the end caps of the holder on on tight, as some times bumps can cause them to loosen just enough so that the connection cuts in and out there.

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Postby Vh3i55u » Thu May 15, 2008 3:43 pm

No, I checked, when the sub cuts out the amp stays on power mode.
I did notice however that the amp ground connection is starting to turn a different color, and it is kind of loose. But this wouldn't cause the sub to cut out though would it?
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Postby KU40 » Thu May 15, 2008 3:59 pm

it could, tighten it up. make sure there aren't any arcing wires anywhere, either on power/ground terminals, amp outputs, or on the sub voice coil connectors.
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Postby Vh3i55u » Thu May 15, 2008 4:56 pm

arcing wires?
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Postby KU40 » Thu May 15, 2008 5:44 pm

something like one small strand of wire that didn't get tucked into the terminal neatly and is roaming over towards the other terminal, where it may touch those wires sometimes.
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Postby Vh3i55u » Thu May 15, 2008 5:59 pm

ah, well thank you...
I think I determined that the terminals on the back of the sub enclosure were causing the problem
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