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    HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    So i put in my amp and subs yesterday. (they are in my sig) but for some reason they dont wang that hard. Ya they get loud and everything but for some reason they get all distorted after about 70% volume. And yes i set the gains properly. Is there any way to easily figure out why this might happen? If not then i guess i'll just fiddle with it til its good.







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    Re: HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    maybe your dodge neons alternator can't keep up with the current flow.




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    Re: HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    what volume did you use to set your gains? also what frequency did you use to set them?




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    Re: HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    they get all distorted after about 70% volume


    If you already did a search, I'm quite sure a lot of the anwers where like "you get what you pay for" and so. Clear loudness 'n cheap can't be in the same equation!!!




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    Re: HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    probably the sub




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    Re: HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    Quote Originally Posted by BOOKER View Post


    If you already did a search, I'm quite sure a lot of the anwers where like "you get what you pay for" and so. Clear loudness 'n cheap can't be in the same equation!!!
    Yea ... shut it.

    to the OP: Do you have any bass boost/eq set ?



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    Re: HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    Pioneer is bad ***. Pioneer Premiere is even more bad ***. So its not the sub. The amp is bad *** too.




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    Re: HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven206Seattl View Post
    probably the sub
    The 3004SPL's are very nice subs.



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    Re: HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    Quote Originally Posted by enns_aw View Post
    So i put in my amp and subs yesterday. (they are in my sig) but for some reason they dont wang that hard. Ya they get loud and everything but for some reason they get all distorted after about 70% volume. And yes i set the gains properly. Is there any way to easily figure out why this might happen? If not then i guess i'll just fiddle with it til its good.
    vented... thats the problem

    shoulda gone ported



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    Re: HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    are you running the subs at 1 ohm?




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    Re: HELP dont think subs are loud enough

    yes they are @ 1 ohm. double checked today. The subs are kick-***. The box was computer designed and custom built (like everyone elses vented box) and i followed the instructions on the 'setting amp gains' post. But for some reason they got mega-loud today. Maybe they needed to be broken in... hehe ya... nevermind




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