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desi_daru
02-14-2004, 05:19 PM
as u can see in my sig, i have the alpine type r 5 1/4 comps
i had the gain WAY to high for its own good, so recently i set it correctly (almost all the way down, it goes 3 1/2 turns, i did little less than 1/2)

now i have to go return them and get them replaced, i was wondering if they will blow again? and yes i CRANK my system 24/7

there 40w rms, amp sez 50w rms, but i think its underrated (birthsheet sez 280w rms all channels, but actual sez 367w)

now after i wrote that, basically question is will tweeters continue to blow with the gain basically all the way down?

desi_daru
02-14-2004, 05:20 PM
oh ya, im not 100% sure that there blown, more like 90% (i cant hear em but that mite b cause im sick as **** and ears are plugged....)

edit: got hearing back 2day and yes they are ded, jus ornaments, they can swivel in the door thas about it, no sound lol

desi_daru
02-17-2004, 07:41 PM
yes no? will tweets blow again if gain is down lots rather than cranked all the way up?

Bumpin_Ack
02-17-2004, 10:03 PM
You blew all of them? Was it all at once or over a span of a couple of days? Yes/no on the gain. If you turn it down you will save your speakers, assuming that you don't just go compensate it by cranking the volume up more. (Gain isn't volume just used to match the level of the HU)

desi_daru
02-18-2004, 04:45 AM
i blew JUST the 2 tweeters, gain was almost all the way up though (used to distort at high volumes) now its WAYYYY down and doesnt distort at all at high volumes, so will they blow again?

D2G
02-18-2004, 05:37 AM
sounds like the amp may have been clipping and causing the low power tweets to die, when an AMP is clipped it sends a much larger wattage through the speakers causing them to die prematurely

Hope this helps
D2G

desi_daru
02-18-2004, 09:45 PM
ya man thats wat i was thinking, but wasnt to sure
so basically if its all set correctly, i should b fine correct?

lombardo
02-19-2004, 11:34 PM
yes, Just match your voltage output of your HU to your amp settings, and your speakers will be fine. How do they sounds anywase?

desi_daru
02-20-2004, 03:45 AM
well wen they was workin they they ****in gavver, but now jus like i sed they ornaments lol