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    im pretty new to the car audio scene, and i go my system set up a few days ago. the sub is an audiopipe tsvr 15, and the amp is an audiopipe apsm-1300. the sub is 500wrms and i have it wired for 2 ohms, and the amp is 600w rms @ 2ohms. Today i turned it up quite loud and it made like a popping sound. I thought this was the sound of it bottoming out, but how is that possible, the HU volume was only on 40/62, and the remote bass nob wasnt even half way up. Since the sensitivity on the amp is .2v-5v, i turned the gain up a little less than half, because my HU rca's are 2.2v. why do you think it would make this sound and also. how do i know when i'm pushing it too hard? it's in a sealed box so i can't smell it. And is it possible for the amp to be putting out more than 500 watts rms at the settings described above? thanks guys.







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    Re: bottoming out? or what

    Make sure your box is sealed well and the sub is screwed down tight.. Sounds like a air leak



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    Re: bottoming out? or what

    you probably fried it. you gave the sub a clipped signal that eventually fried the sub. combo of a dirty signal and lack of electrical




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    Re: bottoming out? or what

    Quote Originally Posted by 95saturn View Post
    you probably fried it. you gave the sub a clipped signal that eventually fried the sub. combo of a dirty signal and lack of electrical



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    Re: bottoming out? or what

    i doubt its fried. it still sounds clean and good. the air leak however, i didn't even think of, and since i only screwed down like 5 out of 8 holes due to frustration with the MDF material, that is a much more likely possibility. but is there a way to tell when i'm giving it too much power? I haven't even come close to turning it up all the way, today was the loudest it's ever been.




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    Re: bottoming out? or what

    Quote Originally Posted by 95saturn View Post
    you probably fried it. you gave the sub a clipped signal that eventually fried the sub. combo of a dirty signal and lack of electrical
    I'd say this or approx something similar. dont use bassboost its not your friend.




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    Re: bottoming out? or what

    your amp will not overpower your sub period....only way you'll wreck those subs is by using bass boosting stuff on the amp/HU

    Granted you might use bassboost and have no problems as well, but thats makes ur subs work like they aren't supposed to and sends them distortion usually.




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    Re: bottoming out? or what

    bass boost on amp is always off, i have never turned it on. HU might have some slight adjustments definitely not more than +1 or +2 on the bass. I will turn them off right away. And I will also screw down the rest of the screws. I'm not too concerned about this, seeing as that was the first time i've even had it remotely loud. Thanks for the help guys. and 2ain2thunder, are you sure that amp wont overpower the sub?




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    Quote Originally Posted by caraudio93 View Post
    bass boost on amp is always off, i have never turned it on. HU might have some slight adjustments definitely not more than +1 or +2 on the bass. I will turn them off right away. And I will also screw down the rest of the screws. I'm not too concerned about this, seeing as that was the first time i've even had it remotely loud. Thanks for the help guys. and 2ain2thunder, are you sure that amp wont overpower the sub?
    Well the clipping is understandable it wouldn't really be from overpowering the subs though. Those audiopipes will do their rated power....but not very cleanly, you can definately get clipping from them. Recheck your gain setting, maybe back off the gain a little bit. Just be careful with it and see what sounds clean.




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    Re: bottoming out? or what

    Quote Originally Posted by i2ain2thunder View Post
    Well the clipping is understandable it wouldn't really be from overpowering the subs though. Those audiopipes will do their rated power....but not very cleanly, you can definately get clipping from them. Recheck your gain setting, maybe back off the gain a little bit. Just be careful with it and see what sounds clean.

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    how are sundwons with clipping? if ur familiar
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