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Old 03-27-2013, 08:25 PM
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Well ok so here what I had, 2 1000 watt rms subs on a 1200/1000 rms amp I ended up blowing them both, the guy I buy my audio stuff from told me not enough power will fry them. Could be wrong or right in the end my new system kicks ass!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:26 PM
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Yeah I had same thing happened to me
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:28 PM
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It was upsetting lmfao
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:30 PM
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Well ok so here what I had, 2 1000 watt rms subs on a 1200/1000 rms amp I ended up blowing them both, the guy I buy my audio stuff from told me not enough power will fry them. Could be wrong or right in the end my new system kicks ass!
It wasn't the power that fried them. It was a clipped signal from the amp that fried them. Thats a common problem with not matching the amp rms with the sub rms. People try and crank the amp above its proper settings which sends a clipped signal to the subwoofers. I like to have tpo much power so I can properly power my subs and keep the amp turned down so it doesn't work hard either.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:31 PM
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Hell yeah!!! I was listening to party rock and all the sudden the entire cab filled with smoke and to add insult to injury, one sub still worked and it blew the next day :'(
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:33 PM
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It wasn't the power that fried them. It was a clipped signal from the amp that fried them. Thats a common problem with not matching the amp rms with the sub rms. People try and crank the amp above its proper settings which sends a clipped signal to the subwoofers. I like to have tpo much power so I can properly power my subs and keep the amp turned down so it doesn't work hard either.
What's the clipping you talk about
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:35 PM
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If the amp can't keep up with the subs, it'll pretty much blow them to avoid damage to the amp
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:36 PM
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I have a perfect match now and I crank it crisp clean and it pisses other drivers off haha, best mod I ever did was buy jl audios with the tweeters
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:36 PM
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What's the clipping you talk about
Its the point where an amplifier starts distorting a signal.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipping_(audio)
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:37 PM
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How do you know if you matched them??
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:41 PM
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Its the point where an amplifier starts distorting a signal.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipping_(audio)
It was never distorted it was clean and then it didn't work lmao
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:42 PM
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The best way to set amplifiers is to put an oscilloscope on them but thats very expensive. Another less expensive device is an smd dd-1 or distortion detector. The cheapest but least accurate way would be to set your gains with a multi meter.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:42 PM
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How do you know if you matched them??
Same rms same max output in my opinion I guess
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:43 PM
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It was never distorted it was clean and then it didn't work lmao
A lot of times you cant hear distortion but it can still be there.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:43 PM
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Well I have a 1000w sub and a 1000w amp lol
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