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    Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    I had my stereo turned up while driving. Then all of the sudden the sub started to sound like it had a quarter on top of the dust cap. It only does it at high volume now. But, it has never made this noise before. I originally thought it was the basket not being screwed into the box properly. Has my sub blown? The sub is a AQ Sd2.5.

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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    check it w a dmm

    if the coils read right, pull it outta the box, and see if the basket is loose on the motor



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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    Will do. I'll have to check in the morning. Thanks for the help.




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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    I checked to see if the motor was lose. It didn't seem to be. Here's a vid of what it sounds like. Can anyone help??





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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    Quote Originally Posted by maritoze View Post
    I checked to see if the motor was lose. It didn't seem to be. Here's a vid of what it sounds like. Can anyone help??
    <embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid64.photobucket.com/albums/h189/maritoze/Video-0003.flv">
    appears that the width="600" height="361" is way to big for any car on the road and that the type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" The Application Failed becuase posting this doesnt allow us to watch the vid



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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    Quote Originally Posted by old_greg View Post
    appears that the width="600" height="361" is way to big for any car on the road and that the type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" The Application Failed becuase posting this doesnt allow us to watch the vid
    Sorry about that I posted the wrong code.




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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    is the dustcap soft and flimsy? can it be pushed in easily if you push on it with your thumb? even just a little bit. My friends 15" copper hdc has a rock hard looks coated dustcap but my new copper hdc 10 which has what looks like a sdc dustcap on it (smaller than the dustcap pictured on the aq site for 10" hdc) makes the same noise, another member with a "soft" dustcap had similar issues.




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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    Quote Originally Posted by amartin_72 View Post
    is the dustcap soft and flimsy? can it be pushed in easily if you push on it with your thumb? even just a little bit. My friends 15" copper hdc has a rock hard looks coated dustcap but my new copper hdc 10 which has what looks like a sdc dustcap on it (smaller than the dustcap pictured on the aq site for 10" hdc) makes the same noise, another member with a "soft" dustcap had similar issues.
    The dust cap is actually quite hard.




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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    Does anyone have an idea?




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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    maybe because your givin it full power free air? what the fuck dont do that shit ha. but my hdc3 had that same mechanical noise. i never figureed it out it may have been the dustcap as mentioned earlier





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    Then obviously I am asking the wrong person, because you don't know how to hook up subs if they sounded like "****". Maybe learn your ohms and your diagrams before you call something ****. Learn to make boxes to specs and use the right wires and its called dynomat. Then maybe your car wouldn't of sounded like ****, yeah?

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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    It wasn't at full power free air. The reason I pulled it out was so the noise could be heard. I tried recording the noise with the sub in the enclosure but the bass overpowered the noise, and it couldn't be heard.

    Should I take the dustcap off? And try to fix it?




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    Re: Sub is making a wierd noise. Please Help

    I tossed it. Good thing I have an extra. Thanks for the help everyone. I figured I'd try.




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