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    H/U Getting REALLY hot.

    I figure H/U's are sopposed to get hot but when is it too hot? I mean i couldn't put my finger on the heat sink for a second without it hurting. Now what could be causing this? or is it normal? My sub out is max but the bass to the speakers is as low as it goes and my volume at listening level is 25 of 40-60 iono cuz i never turn it up higher than that. So whats up?



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    Wiring - Lots of 1/0 gauge, where should I buy from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dleccord
    i drive at the speed limit... this way i can listen to music longer




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    Re: H/U Getting REALLY hot.

    I'm curious how you're able to touch the heat sink while the unit's in operation...?

    Putting a fan on the back of it would be a good way to cool it, if you can get enough circulation behind the dash.




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    Re: H/U Getting REALLY hot.

    **** my g/fs face plate gets hott after bout an hour......




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    Re: H/U Getting REALLY hot.

    The first time I read that sentence, I didn't see the word "plate" in there, and...well, the rest is obvious




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    Re: H/U Getting REALLY hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ
    The first time I read that sentence, I didn't see the word "plate" in there, and...well, the rest is obvious




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    Re: H/U Getting REALLY hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ
    I'm curious how you're able to touch the heat sink while the unit's in operation...?

    Putting a fan on the back of it would be a good way to cool it, if you can get enough circulation behind the dash.
    LOL, Funny you should ask that. Well you don't needa dash kit in my car b/c the H/u's are sopposed to fit in the stock location. Well the bass managed to shake it out of position and INTO my dash. Now I can't get it out lol. But noticed then it was REALLY hot. Is there something wrong with the H/u or is that normal?



    97' Ford Probe..
    Sub - 2 18" FI BTL's shipping at this moment.
    Amp - undecided, help plz
    H/U - Kenwood Excelon x779
    Wiring - Lots of 1/0 gauge, where should I buy from?
    Box Specs - Dunno yet
    Quote Originally Posted by dleccord
    i drive at the speed limit... this way i can listen to music longer

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    Re: H/U Getting REALLY hot.

    Are you running your speakers from the HU? If so, how many and what ohm?



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    Re: H/U Getting REALLY hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuNaTiC
    LOL, Funny you should ask that. Well you don't needa dash kit in my car b/c the H/u's are sopposed to fit in the stock location. Well the bass managed to shake it out of position and INTO my dash. Now I can't get it out lol. But noticed then it was REALLY hot. Is there something wrong with the H/u or is that normal?
    Did you just shove it in the dash without the mounting sleeve? Because if you didn't I can't see how it just vibrated into the dash.....



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    Re: H/U Getting REALLY hot.

    make sure the ground is good..




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    Re: H/U Getting REALLY hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by djman37
    Are you running your speakers from the HU? If so, how many and what ohm?
    Yes, I'm not sure at what ohm. But I'm sure it is stable. I'm using stock speakers so they can't be less than 4 ohms. Oh and 4 speakers. So I don't think that's the problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler573
    Did you just shove it in the dash without the mounting sleeve? Because if you didn't I can't see how it just vibrated into the dash.....
    Yes, Actually at first I didn't think the reciever would fit with the sleeve on so I put it in without it. But I did manage to get it out of the dash and mounted withe the sleeve today.


    Quote Originally Posted by chibahawk
    make sure the ground is good..
    It is.

    I think the heat is just normal. It does seem a little too hot though. But I'm sure there is no chance of fire now with it mounted correctly.

    Thanks guys.



    97' Ford Probe..
    Sub - 2 18" FI BTL's shipping at this moment.
    Amp - undecided, help plz
    H/U - Kenwood Excelon x779
    Wiring - Lots of 1/0 gauge, where should I buy from?
    Box Specs - Dunno yet
    Quote Originally Posted by dleccord
    i drive at the speed limit... this way i can listen to music longer

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