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BIGxCountry
03-01-2009, 03:31 PM
Hey, so I have been getting into the whole car audio scene, I am not one to want the LOUDEST thing on earth but I want something with great SQ. Also, I want to be able to crank it up if I feel like it. That being said.... I had 2 sony xplode 10"s in my truck with a 1200 watt amp powering them and I sold them to a friend of mine and bought one alpine type R 10" sub powered by a Alpine MRP-M500 mono-channel amp. (so I could have some back seat)

Now to the question:

I hooked everything up, I have a 1800 watt wiring kit hooked up to the amp. I listened to it for a while and I guess I broke it in properly but it seems like it is not as loud as it was a few days ago. I have messed with the eq and slammed the bass all the way up (for a few seconds) and it dosent seem to be 1/2 as loud as it was before. The sub is only 2 weeks old.

Help if you can.

ThatChevyGuy
03-01-2009, 03:33 PM
You are probably getting used to it.

It happens

Trey803
03-01-2009, 03:33 PM
did it get colder.......

dennit469
03-01-2009, 03:36 PM
does being cold make a difference?

kingisback08
03-01-2009, 03:38 PM
yeah your probably just getting used to it, my subs used to kill my ears and then it was just like eh its alright. but when other people got in there like wtf how do you drive with this the whole time

BIGxCountry
03-01-2009, 03:43 PM
did it get colder.......
Yea, the weather has been changing alot around her it went from 70 to 25. (f)


yeah your probably just getting used to it, my subs used to kill my ears and then it was just like eh its alright. but when other people got in there like wtf how do you drive with this the whole time
True, I sorta was thing about that but my 2 sony's would hurt my ears after a while. I am a drummer too. I'm just trying to destroy my ears.

dennit469
03-01-2009, 03:45 PM
i notice when its balls *** cold outside my amp fan makes weird noises but quits after like 5 mins, i havent noticed a difference in the sound tho although my 18 doesnt seem loud to me anymore, think im getin used to it

mrbomb
03-01-2009, 03:45 PM
yeah, your just losing your hearing

KOL
03-01-2009, 03:47 PM
Is the R in a sealed or ported enclosure? And what size?

BIGxCountry
03-01-2009, 04:01 PM
Is the R in a sealed or ported enclosure? And what size?

Ported, it's a 10". If you mean the dimensions of the box, I have no idea. The guy who got all of that for me got it from bestbuy.

KOL
03-01-2009, 05:23 PM
got it from bestbuy
That could be part of the problem right there ^^^ prefabs = :crap:

If you put the R in a properly designed custom enclosure, it should be just as loud if not louder than the Xpoops
1.75 cubes @ 35 hz should be about right for that sub

skittlesRgood
03-01-2009, 05:31 PM
That could be part of the problem right there ^^^ prefabs = :crap:

If you put the R in a properly designed custom enclosure, it should be just as loud if not louder than the Xpoops
1.75 cubes @ 35 hz should be about right for that sub

how would that account for them getting quieter? yes custom boxes are better but thats not the problem here

blackdragonaudi
03-01-2009, 05:36 PM
YOUR LOSING YOUR HEARING that's why it seams to be getting quiet to you. TURN IT DOWN

skinnymofo
03-01-2009, 05:37 PM
clean the wax out of your ears.
everytime mine goes quieter i just have dirty ears:p

KOL
03-01-2009, 05:37 PM
how would that account for them getting quieter? yes custom boxes are better but thats not the problem here

Ahhh, I mistook "1/2 as loud as it was before" as a comparison to his previous setup......my bad

alvitae
03-01-2009, 05:40 PM
Never hurts to check for loose things, Check to make sure your sub is still screwed down tight. Check your grounds and make sure they are still tight.

Make sure your box hasn't moved around.