ok my buddy just got his SX 15 in yesterday and we hooked it up to a RF power 501bd to see if it played and wut not. i know the amp isnt rated at 1 ohm but we hooked it up and ran the VC's in parallel for a 1 ohm load. well it played for a lil while, then we unhooked the sub and brought it inside and my buddy pushed on the cone to see if it loosened up any cuz it was stiff like crazy when he got it. well, it didnt move at all!!! it was frozen solid. so we hooked it back up to the amp and it sounded like SH!T!!!!! WTF happened!?!anybody with any input on this is more than welcome. we did call and sent it back but we gotta wait to see wuts wrong.
haha.. sounds like a case of the old "I no ur my freind. but you killed my sub dude.. " sorta thing. It happened to me before but on a shitty sub, i really just threw it out, lol dident bother with finding out whats wrong. HELP HIM OUT!, i wannt no too!
well what happens when you run a amp below the resistence it is supposed to be run at it causes the amp to clip severly! What clipping is is sending a DC current through your sub almost like a square signal through a circle. It heats up your VC's frying them in some cases very quickly.
nah it was totally the fault of the dude who bought the sub. but the other dude is loaded with money shoulda made him buy another lol o well, when RE calls we will find out wut happened. its crazy cuz we didnt even smell or see smoke or anything before we took it off the amp.
DAMMIT! o well it aint my sub lol. but mine is coming in today, i ordered a SX 12, im deffinlitely running it off of the orion xtr 1000 at 1 ohm. unless anybody has any better ideads on how to break it in, i was just gonna turn the gain down a lil and not play it loud.
I have a question, firstly let me start off my saying, i recently bought 2 brand new 1600 watts max amplifiers and 4 new 600 watts max subwoofers. the Brand is CUSPID, i never heared of it before, but for the price i thought i would give it a try. Are these CUSPID things any good? please leave me some first or second hand accounts you had with this equipment. PS- the amplifier is a 4-channel but is 2x80wt RMS, does that make any sense?
I would really appreciate any input i can get because i have little knowledge of these things, thank you
ok by the looks of it your amp puts out 80 watts at 4 ohms since its a 4 channel but it puts out 80x2 that means that the channels are bridged. if the same rules apply to this amp as they do to 2 channel amps, when u bridge 2 channels its only stable down to 4 ohms. so i guess thats alright to have 150 rms subs on 80 rms amp. i wouldnt do it but it shouldnt hurt it. i wish someone else would out some input into this. lol would u happen to know if the subs are dual 4 ohm voice coil or dual 2 ohm voice coil??