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Old 16th September 2008, 02:05 PM   #1
maxh is offline maxh  Philippines
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Default Subwoofer query (hELP)

just wanted to ask you guys, what happend to my subs, i recently bought an RE12 subs, then i connected it to my amp. after a few minutes of playing, the subwoofer smelled like a burned plastic. what happend?? is it possible that the subs cannot handle the watts given out by the amp? the subs has a 250watts peak, and my amp is rated 4000watts bridgeable.
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Old 16th September 2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like you blew the sub, probably playing loud eh? 250 watts peak, is more like 50WRMS for practical purposes, especially given specification conventions in 'affordable' woofers.
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Old 16th September 2008, 03:29 PM   #3
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Once it has cooled, place you fingers around the dust cap of the woofer and move it inward. Hear a rubbing or scraping? She's got a fried coil, end of game. You played too hard.
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Old 16th September 2008, 06:34 PM   #4
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In a good case scenario, you just burnt of some of the glue/laquer on the VC. This can happen too some drivers and is usually not decrading performance (as long as it only occurs a single time). The bad case scenario is just as listed above.

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