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New Setup - Need amp advice (Pics)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by TorenApart, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Aug 2, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    TorenApart

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    So I just finished the install of my new subs

    I put in 2 JL 10w3v2 D4's and a 500/1 amplifier backed by dynamat (pics in gallery)

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    What is the conditioning period for these speaker/Amp configuration?

    Right now the speakers seem to clipping quite a bit and I can't figure out if the speakers need more time to break in, the EQ settings (which blow my mind anyway) need to be adjusted, or my setup is messed up all around.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2008 at 8:45 AM
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    I need more info. How much airspace for each W3? What kind of headunit or did you use a LOC? Who did the install? Are the drivers single coil or dual coil and what is the ohm of each coil? Who did the vinyl on the box? :eek:
     
  3. Aug 3, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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    Give me a call today and I'll have you check a few things as well as run you through a quick initial setup/tuning procedure. :)
     
  4. Aug 3, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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    i like how you just threw the vinyl in there, lol. It does look good, doesn't it?
     
  5. Aug 7, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    Are your subs actually touching the back of the seat? That can't be good for the surrounds. Also, speakers don't clip, the amplifier clips a signal. The subs might be playing a clipped signal but I'm curious as to what you are hearing as a clipped signal.

    I have not found that subs need a break-in period. I just haven't heard a real difference that I can attribute to the surround getting loosened up or the spider loosening up (and if it did I can only see that a a bad thing). What is there in the amplifier section to break-in? I don't think that capacitors and the such have a real break-in period which I am aware. There is sometimes a difference when electronics warm up, but that has some physical merit in my eyes (ears).

    Not trying to be nit picky, but I'd like to help and need acurate details to do so. Also trying to pass along some knowledge.

    I'd imagine that if there is an issue with a nasty sound it would be a result of the seat back being too close to the cones.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    TorenApart

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    I appreciate everyone's input.

    To answer your question Soon07, no, the subs have 3ish inches of clearance. However, when the seats are folded down, they touch the sub and closure. I believe it looks worse due to the leather interior and cushioning installed which protrudes more than usual. No big deal though when they are up.

    After speaking with Mr. Marv on Monday, he helped me figure it out in about 5 minutes.

    The problem has turned out to be that the internal crossover in the Tacoma's stock HU was cutting the frequencies sent to my amplifier. After having Marv guide me through a few tweaks with the amp itself, we were able to almost cut out all of the bad sound at modest volumes.

    There is no doubt though that I will be replacing the HU soon.

    Again, thanks for everyone's help. Sorry I was not more clear with my initial question.
     
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