i recently jus bought 2 brand new pioneer premier 10' shallow mount subs. and i have an infinity ref. 611a wit the subs at 4 ohms the amp is pushin 456 watts x 1 and thats how i have it wired and the amp is only turned to "half" on the dial.. so i know they are getting to much power they are rms'ed at 250 a peice so i dont know if its the new smell or the box carpet getting hot or maybe the box addhesive.. i dont know... is something really bad wrong... i need help...
yeah i knew that.. but they arent bridged... i have 4 speaker terminals... (+)(-)(+)(-) and with all four wires in that should be four ohms... thats what the guy at best buy told me... he said if i twisted the wire and put it in one pos and one neg that then it would be running at at 2 ohms
dude that amp does 400wrms at 1 channel bridged, so if your running one sub to each channel at 4ohms your subs are only seeing maybe 100wrms each. so the smell is probally the VC getting hot from the amp clipping.
i got funny smell, when the wires melting when they get too hot, when the speaker getting way too much power, or plastic or sumthin else burning. i make sure not to keep sub up oud continuosly, and i have much thicker wire to every thing eccept RMT.
lol that happend to me when i sent an audiobahn only 350 rms and the whole vc melted and ran down hte side lol so i took it would and smashed it with a sledge hammer not more junk audiobahn. lol ha ha ha my dad even had some fun iwth it tooo. and now that i have a system he is gettin one that wil kill mine what an @ss hole lol.
first off that amp is seeing a 2 ohm load if your running 2 4ohm speakers on it, it is internally bridging the speakers, the 2 sets of terminals just makes it easier to wire., your sending more then rms to them subs.
This is the amps specs; 657 watts RMS x 1 channel at 2 ohms / 2 Thats what ive been trying to tell you. Each sub is seeing ~ 353.5 wrms each....No wonder you smell burning. Did you look at the link I sent you? Regardless of sales mans rambles, those subs present either a 2 or 8 ohm load no matter how you wire em.
yeah i am.. then how come the amp said it could be wired at ohms... even if my subs are at 2 ohms the gain is still only half way and he bassboost is at 1/4 so its still not getting all its power... but thanks ne wayz
i called my friend at best buy who sold me the amp and he said if i had the speakers hooked up to the two channels taht it would be at four ohms. and if i bridged it that then and only then would it be at two ohms.. he is coming down to look at it 2maro
When I had my premier SPL 12's, I had a horrid smell come from them that I wasn't able to locate before I traded off the car. I just figured it was the amp getting to hot on the back of the seat, or the speakers heating up the glue on the boxes.
i think your amplifier is clippin, when aplifiers clip send a dangerous signal to your subs and gettin damaged, and make sure u got good ported box, the box can estress the woofer too, do the big 3, or replace your altenator and check your gains, cables and ground
my amp has a clip light on it.. and the manual says the clip light is supposed to blink when it hits the highs of the music... but not to stay on constantly.. and mine is jus blinking on the high points of the music. and what norris said.. my gain is only HALF... its really thr getting like 170 or sumting like that.. and my box is sealed... its in an f150 and with about .55 cu ft... we didnt really have many options on box building.... i do also have another amp in my truck its an alpine v-power for the infinity kappa door speakers.. would taht amp make a differece onthe subs performance.. they arent linked together they are jus run to the battery sepperatly... idk...
"i called my friend at best buy who sold me the amp and he said if i had the speakers hooked up to the two channels taht it would be at four ohms. and if i bridged it that then and only then would it be at two ohms.. he is coming down to look at it 2maro" Its a mono amp. there are 2 sets of terminals for eaisier wire configs, but it is bridged on the inside. Mono, 1 channel. Personally, I bought a new infinity four channel, used it for a day and then returned it. Was not happy with its performance. and the clip light did just blink on high notes. And Norris, I didnt say putting more rms into a sub was bad,Provided it is a good quality sub/amp combo. I am just giving amp/sub specs. I would be weary putting rated rms into any Pioneer, ecspecialy with a high distortion amp like Infinity. Chase, did you try to wire em up at 8 ohms just to see if the smell goes away?
i cant wire it at 8 ohms. they are in seperate boxes underneath the rear seats. so it would be hard to wire it correctly... would it be easier jus to buy a premier amp thats the rms of both together at 2 ohms jus to get the worry out of the way???