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Old 02-13-2015, 11:38 PM
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Nothing wrong with those speakers. Pioneer entry level speakers are some of the best for reproducing mid-bass with low headunit-only power. The Ford stock speakers do it well also. They are made by Pioneer.
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:00 AM
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what about 14 gauge
I'm gonna be honest, I ran dual runs of 14awg about 3 foot long. I ran about 3000 watts through them, and clamped 65 amps of current through the pair. After a while of playing,the wire was warm. 14awg ofc is plenty for up to around 800-1000 watts. (For connecting the sub to the amp, not a main line)
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:23 AM
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Nothing wrong with those speakers. Pioneer entry level speakers are some of the best for reproducing mid-bass with low headunit-only power. The Ford stock speakers do it well also. They are made by Pioneer.
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:56 AM
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I'm gonna be honest, I ran dual runs of 14awg about 3 foot long. I ran about 3000 watts through them, and clamped 65 amps of current through the pair. After a while of playing,the wire was warm. 14awg ofc is plenty for up to around 800-1000 watts. (For connecting the sub to the amp, not a main line)
well I noticed after about 45 mins of hard bass the smell of burning wires so it really worries me and I'd like to get it fixed.
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:42 AM
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well I noticed after about 45 mins of hard bass the smell of burning wires so it really worries me and I'd like to get it fixed.
Sounds like you either have cheap wire or not actually 14awg.

Actually,the smell is probably from you cooking the speaker. Next time, touch the wire and see if it's warm,if it's not,touch the cone of the speaker.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:08 AM
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Man I just love the smell of burning voice coil in the morning
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:12 AM
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Sounds like you either have cheap wire or not actually 14awg. Actually,the smell is probably from you cooking the speaker. Next time, touch the wire and see if it's warm,if it's not,touch the cone of the speaker.
it's the wire that gets warm
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:32 PM
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it's the wire that gets warm
So what I said in the first line. 400w should not get good 14awg hot. I'd upgrade/fix that sooner than later
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:18 AM
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So what I said in the first line. 400w should not get good 14awg hot. I'd upgrade/fix that sooner than later
Ya I went the other day to get new wire and everywhere around me is sold out
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:43 AM
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I installed my sub amp under the drivers seat. Massive audio N2.


My pioneer deh-x8600bh and alpine power pack in the dash.



Installed my focal separates in the doors.




Put focal 5x7 in the rear doors.


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Old 02-19-2015, 09:17 PM
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Not sure you really have enough power for the Focals. That power pack isn't an actual amp. I know it claims 45 x 4, but look at the fusing and do the math. Would be nice if all amps were that efficient.
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:07 AM
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The gains are almost all the way down and it gets plenty loud. I'm sure they could take more, but they don't need it.
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:16 AM
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Gain knobs aren't volume knobs. How did you set the gains ?
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:47 AM
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I set my deck at 40 out of 62 volume. Turned gains all the way down. Turned them up until they were what I consider loud enough. No oscilloscope or dmm.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:58 PM
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You should do volume around 48, all eq flat, no boost, no loudness, fade full front to set fronts, fade full rear to set rears, use a 1000 hz test tone cd. Listen for the tone to change from a normal hum to a buzz, back it down to the hum. Seriously though, your Focals are underpowered.
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