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    18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    Hi, I have a Fi BL 18" that I traded a friend for. He ordered the sub new with daily option and flatwind coils he told me. It is currently in a 5.8 cubic foot box tuned at 33hz. I have some music that gets pretty low and when the notes drop low the sub bottoms out pretty easy. The subsonic filter is on right around where the box is tuned at. I even turned it up a hair more. I have seen other Fi's move almost like they cant bottom out like the ssd and btl. Is the BL's xmax just really small for Fi or could I do something to help. I am going to build a new box that is 6 cubes tuned at 28.8hz. I was also going to get an audiopipe 1500 but im not sure since it is bottoming out this easy on the audiopipe 10001D. Any suggestions would help.

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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    Wired out of phase?




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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    Sorry for being the noob. But could you explain please?



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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    Mixed up the postive and negatives...




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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    aaww yes ok. I will look tomorrow. Thanks!



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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    With a single sub setup it can be hard to tell sometimes...




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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    phase wont make a difference.

    is ur bass boost on? the spiders r probley beat...




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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    box is too big....???, port is too big...???

    0 sound pressure would see the sub flopping around all over the place would it not...???




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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    are you sure the box is built to what you think?



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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    Quote Originally Posted by slim2fattycake View Post
    are you sure the box is built to what you think?
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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    Also, are you sure your friend didn't beat it to hell and not tell ya or just didn't know?



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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    I know the box is built to those specs because I know the guy who built it. The bass boost is not on. When I push on the sub itself the suspension feels very stiff still. So I don't know what's up. I think im going to have a box built smaller and see what happens.



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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    if it has hit bottom more than likely there is already damage to ur coil.




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    Re: 18 Fi BL bottoming out easy??

    wat




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