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    Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    I have 2 MTX Thunder 8000, Single voice coil subs powered by a Hifonics Zeus 1500.1D i have the subs running in parallel, I have a Kenwood KRC-1005 Head unit, and a 6 gauge Power wire running back and a 6 gauge ground. I am using a cassette adapter that i plug into my ipod as that HU is about 15 years old. On youtube i have seen one of these subs running at 400 watts RMS Flex like crazy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgCs2uqZQ-0

    I Have 2 of them running at 500 RMS each. and i cant even get my tassel to move on my rear view mirror. The most i can get is a little trunk flex. Is there something i am doing wrong ?







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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    *facepalm* @6ga. wire...



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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    Enclosure and installation mean a ton overall.

    Also, flex does not equal loud.




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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by RangerDanger View Post
    *facepalm* @6ga. wire...
    It is better than 8awg, think about it




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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by predxen View Post
    I have 2 MTX Thunder 8000, Single voice coil subs powered by a Hifonics Zeus 1500.1D i have the subs running in parallel, I have a Kenwood KRC-1005 Head unit, and a 6 gauge Power wire running back and a 6 gauge ground. I am using a cassette adapter that i plug into my ipod as that HU is about 15 years old. On youtube i have seen one of these subs running at 400 watts RMS Flex like crazy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgCs2uqZQ-0

    I Have 2 of them running at 500 RMS each. and i cant even get my tassel to move on my rear view mirror. The most i can get is a little trunk flex. Is there something i am doing wrong ?
    get a real HU, it may help




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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    At least its not a stock HU =D




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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragnix View Post
    It is better than 8awg, think about it


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    Quote Originally Posted by predxen View Post
    At least its not a stock HU =D
    A stock unit with a quality LOC would be better actually.




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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    You got me there :/




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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    Stock radio = 27 years old. Its a 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado, BTW what does LOC stand for ?




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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by predxen View Post
    Stock radio = 27 years old. Its a 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado, BTW what does LOC stand for ?
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    Basically your stock radio would simply be a gain control and with of the better LOC units you wouldn't even need to use the stock radio lol...

    I would upgrade your power/ground wire. Upgrade your radio.

    Then see where you are at.




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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    what kind of enclosure you running dem mtx's, boy?



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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    LOC=
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    Basically your stock radio would simply be a gain control and with of the better LOC units you wouldn't even need to use the stock radio lol...

    I would upgrade your power/ground wire. Upgrade your radio.

    Then see where you are at.
    So, i should pick up a LOC, and hook it up and upgrade my power/ground.

    Thanks.

    I think my box may also be a problem but i am not sure, it is a nice box built with 3/4 MDF. but it may be too small, i will look at the box Dimensions tomorrow.




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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    I would simply buy a new stereo actually. Easier and better overall option.




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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    I might have an Eclipse 5303R for sale soon... I just have to install it and make sure its 100% before I list it... or my clarion thats in my sig



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    Re: Subs are not hitting hard enough.

    and btw... I have almost no flex on 1200watts... which is what I want.. and it gets LOUD... wish people would quit thinking flex = loud



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