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Just bought a type-r and it doesnt sound good at all!

 

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Username: Biggyg9712

Post Number: 127
Registered: Sep-05
i just bought a new (2005) type r from ebay and i hooked it up to an a8000t amp. my sub sounds funny and sounds really distorted, i have my gain set at 4v i think? i put it in the middle so it sould be at 4v. when i turn down the gain i get less distortion but at 4v it just sounds terrible, could my sub be blown?
 

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Username: Young_james

Canada

Post Number: 284
Registered: Sep-05
is your hu putting out 4v? and you do have it wired correctly and not backwards right? What VC configuration did you get? Also make sure the bass boost or n e thing is turned too high. Finally, what kind of box is it in?
 

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Username: Biggyg9712

Post Number: 128
Registered: Sep-05
ya my hu is 4v. what u mean wired it backwards? bass boost is in the middle and the box is ported
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1113
Registered: Oct-05
it is your amp. which typer R did you get. the 2ohm or the 4ohm dvc.
 

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Username: Biggyg9712

Post Number: 129
Registered: Sep-05
4ohm dvc
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1115
Registered: Oct-05
that amp is stable at 4ohms. you cant connect your 4ohm dvc to make a 4ohm load. it can only be either 2ohm or 8ohms. unless you have two of those subs you can't make it 4ohms.
 

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Username: Biggyg9712

Post Number: 130
Registered: Sep-05
i no, i never said i had it at 4 ohms. do u guys have any idea what my problem is?
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1117
Registered: Oct-05
do you have one or two subs?
 

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Username: Biggyg9712

Post Number: 131
Registered: Sep-05
one
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1119
Registered: Oct-05
that amp is too much for your sub. you probably have it connected parallel right? if you did that means that sub would give you a 2ohm load. i don't know how much your amp puts out at 2ohm but i do know that amp is 800wrms at 4ohms.
 

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Username: Biggyg9712

Post Number: 132
Registered: Sep-05
i was told that its a good setup, should i get a 600wrms amp, would that solve my problem?
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1121
Registered: Oct-05
i have at the moment 2 type Rs in a sealed enclosure with a kicker kx1200.1 amp. i love the way it sounds. so yes if you get an amp that is 600wrms at 2ohms, then it should sound pretty good.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1122
Registered: Oct-05
actually if you can return you sub and get the 2ohm type R and connect it in series, it should sound nice too.
 

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Username: Biggyg9712

Post Number: 133
Registered: Sep-05
alright thanks for the help, but i hear of people giving their typr-r like 800 watts rms and it runs great
..why is this?
 

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Username: Rovin

Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 3319
Registered: Jul-05
prolly using a overrated amp like Hifonics etc .....
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1125
Registered: Oct-05
it is okay to give it 800wrms but your amp is not stable at 2ohms. it is 800wrms at 4ohms. there is no way of connecting your sub to make 4ohms.
 

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Username: Biggyg9712

Post Number: 134
Registered: Sep-05
so u guys wouldnt reccomend me using this amp for this sub?
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1126
Registered: Oct-05
only way i would recomend you using this amp to your sub is if your sub is a 2ohm version.
 

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Username: Camaro155mph

Post Number: 311
Registered: Aug-05
chad lee, any idea what you can hit for dB's with your set-up??? 2 12" dual 2 ohm correct??? How do you like that amp??? I was thinking of getting it but i bought a RE 12.1 instead. I have an SX15 in a ported box. My friend has 2 12" type R's 2ohm and a JL 1000/1 amp. LOL we always fight over whos is louder. I just like the fact that i have ONE sub and he has TWO and they are pretty much the same dB level.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1128
Registered: Oct-05
actually i got 2 12" 4ohms. i never measured my system or even see someone else get measured so i really don't have any idea. i like my amp. i am changing it to a jl audio 1000/1 though. i am changing it cause i am thinking of getting 2 jl 1000/1 with 2 12" idmax or 2 12" eclipse ti.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1130
Registered: Oct-05
mike johnson-my bad. i was looking at the specs from this one site and it said your amp was 800wrms at 4ohms. i saw the specs from another site and it was 400wrms at 4ohms and 800wrms at 2ohms. looks like i made a mistake. sorry dude. it should sound fine the way you have it.
 

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Username: Islandboy808

Mililani, Hawaii US

Post Number: 150
Registered: Nov-05
i just got 2 type rs today and damm they sound good in a ported box.ill try to build a vented box to there specs and see how it sounds.but im very impressed with the sq.and they hit hard too,think i need some dynamat lol.
 

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Username: Graphix1

Santa Rosa Heights, Arima Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 144
Registered: Oct-05
hell u can give it 1000wrms at 2ohms just dont go dial crazy!?!?
 

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Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 2411
Registered: Jul-05
hey TW look into Edead v.3 great stuff
 

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Username: Islandboy808

Mililani, Hawaii US

Post Number: 154
Registered: Nov-05
y chauncey is that what you use.i really need some.to much rattles,btw where did u get it from.
 

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Username: Islandboy808

Mililani, Hawaii US

Post Number: 155
Registered: Nov-05
btw i like that TW
 

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Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 2415
Registered: Jul-05
i was gonna call u T-Dub but whatever, i got it on ebay, i used like 2 gallons for my whole truck, and it works great
 

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Username: Islandboy808

Mililani, Hawaii US

Post Number: 156
Registered: Nov-05
how much did u get it for
 

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Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 2437
Registered: Jul-05
i got 2 gallons for 80 shipped
 

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Username: Themax96se

USA

Post Number: 75
Registered: Jan-05
Mike Jones, and Mike Johnson... confused me for a sec. Your not saposed to be Mike Jones the rapper are you?

And... I am not sure whats wrong with the set-up. You should be getting 800 RMS to the Type R. Did you say what HU your using, not that it really matters...
 

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Username: Biggyg9712

Post Number: 135
Registered: Sep-05
i got my sub fixed now, my positives and negatives wernt right. and another question, at high volumes my sub sounds funny, like when i put my ear next to the sub, is there a sound a sub makes when ur pushing it to hard?
 

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Username: Six

Flint, MI U.S.A.

Post Number: 286
Registered: Oct-05
Is it ticking or knocking? Does the cone get hot after a few mins of play at high vol.? If so, you're prolly bottoming it out. In essence = Not Good.
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