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Old 14th January 2004, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default Subwoofer distortion problem

i have recently purchased a 500w rms 4ohm zeuz subwoofer for djing purposes. I am currently powering it off a 300w rms per channel @ 4ohm amp. The speaker distorts at low volume levels so if i were to purchase a 500wpc @ 4ohm amp would it make a big difference in sound quality, power and distortion levels?

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Old 14th January 2004, 09:29 PM   #2
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What frequency do you have the x-over set to? Something sounds fishy here besides the speaker.
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Old 14th January 2004, 09:37 PM   #3
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The lower limit is 25hz and the higher is 145hz
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Old 14th January 2004, 09:38 PM   #4
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Then try lowering the cutoff of the beast.
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Old 14th January 2004, 09:41 PM   #5
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Ive tried that b4 it didnt make a diff, could i have damaged my amp when my last speaker broke ?
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The lower limit is 25hz and the higher is 145hz
Does that mean that the box is tuned to have an f3 of 25Hz and you're using an active x-over at 145Hz (which as Guss indicates is a bit too high)? I thinking that there's something wrong with the x-over and the signal is not getting to the speaker. You should have plenty of SPL from a 300Watt amp. Another 2db or 3db of amp power isn't going to fix this problem.
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25hz is the low cut from the active cross over and when i say it distorts at low levels i mean compared to my main speakers
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Change your source, and everything you got controll on in your audio chain, bypass active xo...
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Old 15th January 2004, 06:12 PM   #9
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I plugged my cd player into my amp and theres no differance it still distorts and clips at a relativly low volume thanks for your help n e way.
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Old 15th January 2004, 07:21 PM   #10
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Well Zeuz is very simular to Bumper in specs,looks and materials used, and both of these ain't that good quality.Also i don't know what amp your using but 4ohms clips more easily than 8 ohms,and pushing a lot of low bass content though a cheapy speaker especially at 25 hz can damage the voice coil by overheating and or over excersion.
25hz amplified by the amp makes a lot of heat,possibly causing the amp to clip prematurely and into 4 0hm it produces even more heat.
Or if the amp isn't clipping u got a defective driver caused by a manufacting defect in speaker when made.

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