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    Voice Coil Problems ?

    I bought 2 alpine sws 12d4's and each coil works fine but when i try to run it bridged it doesnt work for some reason ? I checked my tinsel leads and there fine its literally only when i try an run bridged that it dont work but ea work separately ? If you could help it would be greatly appreciated







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    Re: Voice Coil Problems ?

    Quote Originally Posted by theblazemaster View Post
    I bought 2 alpine sws 12d4's and each coil works fine but when i try to run it bridged it doesnt work for some reason ? I checked my tinsel leads and there fine its literally only when i try an run bridged that it dont work but ea work separately ? If you could help it would be greatly appreciated
    how are you bridging them? and what amp?




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    Re: Voice Coil Problems ?

    Sounds like you might have your wires backwards on one of the coils? They will fight each other and the driver won't move.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Voice Coil Problems ?

    Just sold my amp to get a better one but 1 of them works fine and the other one just wont work bridged
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    Re: Voice Coil Problems ?

    Nah its not backwards i checked all my wires i dont understand it




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    Nah its not backwards i checked all my wires i dont understand it




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    Re: Voice Coil Problems ?

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    Re: Voice Coil Problems ?

    Bro... you check it with a DMM yet?



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Voice Coil Problems ?

    Nah i cant figure out which setting to put it on




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    Re: Voice Coil Problems ?

    Even at that why would each coil work seperately but not bridged




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    Re: Voice Coil Problems ?

    Run each coil to a channel on the amp and see if that fixes it.




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