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sinosic
05-10-2007, 01:19 AM
i few weeks i hooked a friend of mine up with a trade were he ended up getting a new re mx 12" sub. i made a box (moe's lesters) that was i think 2.25 cubic feet and tuned to 33hz, the sub in this box sounds slappy muddy basicly like chit. he is underpowering it a bit with a pheonix gold 1200.1 ( i think ). the sub is wired in series to show a 4ohm load i beleave. why would this setup sound so bad? its all installed in xtra cab truck. i thought it would pound. any ideas?

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dyabolical
05-10-2007, 01:22 AM
I don't know, but that amp is probably putting out probably around 500 at 4 ohm.....way underpowered.

blackbonnie
05-10-2007, 01:22 AM
leak in the box?

BASS_WARRIOR
05-10-2007, 01:24 AM
I don't know, but that amp is probably putting out probably around 500 at 4 ohm.....way underpowered.

if its an x1200.1 it does 1200w at 4ohm...

sinosic
05-10-2007, 01:27 AM
leak in the box?

maybe, but i sealed all the joints on the inside pretty well. there is a alot of port noise. 33.something port area, it shouldnt sound that bad, do you think thats enough. would the way the sub is wired to the amp (+ to - and - to +) matter? cause we mounted the sub and forgot which wire was possitive and which was negitive.

sinosic
05-10-2007, 01:27 AM
if its an x1200.1 it does 1200w at 4ohm...

i think it is

dleccord
05-10-2007, 01:31 AM
bust out a dmm and check that ohm load if you're not sure.

BASS_WARRIOR
05-10-2007, 01:34 AM
if its an x1200.1 it will do the same power between 1 and 4 ohms...

Relax
05-10-2007, 01:37 AM
you got the voice coils wired in series correctly right?

sinosic
05-10-2007, 01:45 AM
his amp is Phoenix Gold Tantrum 1200.1 specs:
Amplifier Type: Mono
RMS Power: 1200W x 1 @ 4 Ohms
THD at 4-Ohm RMS Power: n/a
Bridged RMS Power: 1400W x 1 @ 2 Ohms
Speaker Level Inputs: no
Preamp Outputs: yes
Built-In Crossovers: LP
Bass Boost: 0 - 18 dB
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio: >95 dB
Fuse Rating: 80 amps

why is this setup sounding like a moose farting

itzme218
05-10-2007, 08:22 AM
try rewiring the sub, or check box for major leakage

dyabolical
05-10-2007, 08:47 AM
Meh, shoulda checked before i posted. I was thinking it was one of the not so great PG amps.