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    Free air testing

    Alright, I have an spl custom made 15..2500rms music with 3" 8 layer coils and 2 nomex spiders.. I wanna free air it with my aq1200d but Im not sure at what ohm ( sub is d2)

    4 ohms is about 500wrms, my gain is set by m.meter.. would that be ideal? Say 50-75 hz tone?







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    Re: Free air testing

    if you wanna break it in use 20Hz




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    Re: Free air testing

    20hz! for how long and just 500 watts? anyone have a continous tone of 20 hz? I have 30 sec tones




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    Re: Free air testing

    I was just outside free airing my Z on 25hz with 1500rms to it lol



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    Re: Free air testing

    Ok well the first question is, WHY do you want to free air it?

    If your just checking for mechanical noise any power level will work...




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    Re: Free air testing

    No.. Im loosening up my suspension




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    Re: Free air testing

    just put it on repeat



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    Re: Free air testing

    Quote Originally Posted by xtully View Post
    No.. Im loosening up my suspension
    *rollseyes*

    I was afraid you were going to say something along those lines...Breaking subs in is pointless. I've owned many different brand new subs and I've always wanged em right out of the box. Never blown a sub in my life.




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    Re: Free air testing

    fine.. it is to test mechanical noise! lol




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    Re: Free air testing

    Quote Originally Posted by xtully View Post
    fine.. it is to test mechanical noise! lol
    Then you should only need to free air it for about 5 seconds (you'll notice noise immediately) and I know your only saying that and your still going to attempt to break it in, lol....It's been debated here in the past and I am a firm believer it's unnecessary. Yes the suspension will loosen up over the life of the woofer but putting full power to it before it's loosened is NOT going to cause it to fly apart.




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    Re: Free air testing

    especially an splaudio made woofer




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    Re: Free air testing

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    *rollseyes*

    I was afraid you were going to say something along those lines...Breaking subs in is pointless. I've owned many different brand new subs and I've always wanged em right out of the box. Never blown a sub in my life.
    im the same way i hate hearing breaking in times.....as soon as i get something just play it as if it was 6 months old




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    Re: Free air testing

    ahh whatever.. Im just careful with things I love.. call me crazy




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    Re: Free air testing

    dont worry about breaking it in, it will break in on its own.
    the products i use i personally test to xtreams.
    if you break a glue joint send it to me i will fix for free. if you abuse it and damage it i will fix for cost! i want to keep my customers happy and not have any worrys




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    Re: Free air testing

    Quote Originally Posted by SPLaudio View Post
    dont worry about breaking it in, it will break in on its own.
    the products i use i personally test to xtreams.
    if you break a glue joint send it to me i will fix for free. if you abuse it and damage it i will fix for cost! i want to keep my customers happy and not have any worrys
    is it possible to damage your subs? lol




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