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deepthump17
03-07-2008, 08:57 PM
Hey im getting some CDT EF-61CFI/25 with a kicker zx550.2 amp and 2 type r 12" 4 ohm subs wired to 1 ohm on a hifonics1606d. Just wondering how long i should break them in for, how many playing hours or days/months ( how long should i baby them) and what should the gains be for them when they are being babied and then when they are broken in. And the cdt's are like 150wrms i think and the type r's are 500wrms but i heard they took 750 easy.

Thanks for the help in advance =).

fbi90909
03-07-2008, 08:59 PM
just set your gains correctly, and you should be fine for good.

deepthump17
03-07-2008, 11:34 PM
Thanks fbi seems simple enough, and I read your thread on your fiberglass custom encloser and that's one of the coolest things i've ever seen lol. I'm clueless about car audio but I totally want to do that before I die =).

tcguy85
03-07-2008, 11:44 PM
just set the gains right and play them like you normally would. you don't have to be easy on a speaker/sub for the first few hours or anything.

2critical
03-08-2008, 07:12 AM
As already said, set your gains and you will be fine. However after 48 - maybe 72 or more hours of "playing time", you may need to tune your system again. (change eq and/or x-over settings) So don't spend a lot of time tuning initially, unless you don't have anything else to do. LOL