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Old 10-15-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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hey are these good subs?

i got 2 12inch audiobahns in my car. the model is awc12t. they dont sound like they hit so hard. my amp is e1400d. are my subs to weak or is it my amp?
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Re: hey are these good subs?

I'm too lazy to look up those models, but alot with how speakers sound is the box design, what box are they in?
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:10 PM   #3
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its a custom box from a store. dont know diemenisons. but its rectanlge.
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Re: hey are these good subs?

those are entry level audiobahn subs. i think 250rms/500w max, 4ohm dual voice coil. make sure you have it wired up correctly, i thought i knew what i was doing, but according to my audiobahn guru that helped me with the setup in the GT, i made the same wiring mistakes everyone else makes because they wire the audiobahn stuff like every other sub.

if you have the book that came with your subs, open it up and see how they wire it. i had mine all ****ed up, i figured both negatives from the subs go to the negative of the amp, and the positives to positive, but no, that only runs the subs in 8ohms. there are different ways for 4, 2 and 1 ohm setups depending on sub.

once we rewired my single 12" Eternal to 2 ohm (i was running 8 ohm with a 1300HCT amp), that sucker pounded. later he found the wiring diagram to run 1ohm and holy shat.
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:37 AM   #5
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do u know how many watts my sub pushs out. they wired it up like this.http://www.cardomain.com/shop/woofer..._dvc&x=130&y=7
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Re: hey are these good subs?

im no audiophile, so i have no idea other than whatever i was doing for the past few years was wrong.

my advice would be to call audiobahn or look on their site.
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Re: hey are these good subs?

You have it wired 2 ohm if I got the correct image, in that mode the amp is pushing 400 rms watts, which means in normal listening you are putting about 200 watts into each speaker. The amp won't support 1 ohm, so you are getting all the power you can out of it.
I'm running my pioneer at 2 ohm with 2 dvc premier subs, and it sounds really good in my car, and I'm not pushing but about 200 into each sub. Like I say, box design has alot to do with it.
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yea they sound good i just didnt think that the amp was pushin enough out for the sub to go to max.
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Re: hey are these good subs?

did you check the gain on the amp?

I know it sounds stupid... but worth a shot...
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wats the gain?
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wats the gain?
Its basically how much power the amp pushes out... there should be some dials on the amp. One of them will be the gain... just turn it up if its not already all the way up. It could also be called "level" or something to that effect.
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Re: hey are these good subs?

Not all the way up though, I never go more than 2/3.

A car audio nut buddy of mine said if you crank mthe gain on your amp you can burn it out.
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It's either Level or Gain.

Usually if it is Gain it will have a normal section. Just leave it on normal. If it is level then usually you want it on Max. Atleast that is how it is on my amp that is connected to my sub. It says Level and came from the factory turned to Max
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my amp says input sensitivity and filter frequency and filter mode
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Re: hey are these good subs?

Gain is exactly that, the Gain of the input on the amp and what comes out. The higher the gain, the higher the amplification of the input signal.
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