I had my **** stolen, and the Insurance company sent me some new stuff.
Rockford 500.2 and a Punch Lvl 3 12" sub.
Ran it with 1/8 gain and no bass boost for about 10 mins on 2 bass songs to stretch out the voice coils.
Then Let it sit for about an hour while I was finishing up.
After I was done with the install I then set it at:
1/3 Gain, about 1/2 to 2/3 bass boost, and +/-0 @ the Radio. I play various songs, rap, rock, classical, just to see the range this amp and sub had.
Needless to say, after about 40 mins I blew the sub.
After install I was playing it for about 2 mins and smoked my 50A inline fuse, ran up to murrays and got 60A'ers (Biggest they had), smoked 2 of those. I just ended up running 2AWG, no fuse for now
Ran it for about 10 mins on the way home and it stopped working again.... WTF! Ended up being BOTH 30A fuses on the amp its self that blew... (By this time I was looseing faith in Rockford.... I bought "cheap" stuff all my life and NEVER had problems like this.)
Replaced those, turned bassboost almost off, 1/4- 1/6 and gain about 1/10 of a turn up. (and BTW, there was no clipping at all this amp DID pound).
So I driving to my buddys house in Ann Arbor, MI, which is about an hour away. The amp and sub had a nice thump to it (SQ, but VERY LITTLE SPL's) and it worked for about 30 mins, then kept tuning off. I was thinking that i had a loose connection or something. So I get into town, just out and pop the trunk to see that the thermal protection it on.... OMFG! WTF! . Its in the trunk with one of my seats down, and the windows cracked (It was kinda chilly)
So I get to my buddys house and show him it and it starts cracklin, then it just stoped working and sounds like glass inside a tin can.
Im sure I get some kind of flame but any opionions/comments are of course welcome;reason for posting.
Setup: (Dont know exact Model #'s)
RF 500W RMS DVC 2ohm style.
RF 500W RMS Amp (5002) (Running bridged @ 4ohms)
Standard 1.25CF Sealed
BTW, the old setup is in Sig, a ALUM12Q with a Power Acoustic OV2-1600 (about 750RMS)
Also I looking to buy a new Sub and amp... I like to feel my bass (SPL) so I want good SPL and then SQ's. I really liked my Audiobahn but im open to suggestions (Links if possible)