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    what does burning coil smell like?

    i've been wanging my new 15's pretty hard lately and they always have this funny smell. i think its just new subwoofer smell, but its all throughout the truck, stronger than the freshly built box smell.

    burning coil would smell the same as any burning electronics right? i'm not reaching the mechanical limits but they've got some serious power on them. if i was smelling burning coil and didnt back it off i'd have fried subs within a few minutes right? i just drove about 3 hours with it slamming about half the time, so i think i'm good but i want to be sure.



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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    How old are they?...Sounds like they are just breaking in bro!




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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    Make sure your not clipping bad and you should be fine...... hmmmm I think a girl in my passenger side described the smell best with my AVA 18's as "burning cheese smell."



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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    smells like burning hair to me just gross nasty thick smoke fills the port ack its nasty

    new drivers may have excess glue burning off the triple joint i read that a lot on ca,com

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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    wtf...it just smells like hot metal to me

    what does burning cheese smell like? and if you got a burning hair smell i dunno wtf is going on there



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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    voice coil has a unique smell to anything else... blown amps smell alot different than blown subs

    id say u were smelling coil if you were driving around playing loudly for 3 hours... thats a long time to beat on subs




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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    they're pretty new, have about 4 hours of usage, maybe 2 of hard usage. it doesnt smell like something actually burning to me, and i'm not clipping. i think i'll be ok, just a little uneasy, my rl-p's didnt have any smell when they were brand new and i'm in love with these woofers, would hate for something to happen to em.

    probably worrying about nothing. i wasn't slamming for 3 hours continuously, i can't handle all that. i'd turn it up for 5 minutes, down for 5. was getting some funny looks on the interstate



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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    bring it down to my house and ill blow a sub jus for you to smell voice coil




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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    Quote Originally Posted by lilmaniac2 View Post
    bring it down to my house and ill blow a sub jus for you to smell voice coil
    hey, now that i think about it, i believe i have an old school CV vega series that was in my TA when i bought it. i may have to smoke that thing so i'll know what i'm smelling for...



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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    It smells like spoiled Chitlins !!



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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    ROFL!!

    am i the only one here without experience in blowing subs?




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    Re: what does burning coil smell like?

    Smells like cocaine.......





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