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    Weird smell coming from subwoofer?

    Heres my setup.
    I have a boston acoustics gt2300 amp. I have that bridged to a 4ohm dual voice coil Pioneer TS-W3002D4
    which i wired so its final ohm would come out to 2.

    Youd wire the positives to positives and negatives to negatives correct?

    Just like this right?

    (Note this equipment is all brand new)

    My amp puts out 1400rms wats at 2ohms to my sub
    My sub says it can handle 1000rms

    I'm trying to see if my gain is set to high and is causing this smell. I have it set to 4v on the amp.
    My head unit says its pre amp outputs are 2v. (Sony cdx 660up)

    Now whenever I bump my subs loud I get a rubber like electronic burning smell of some sort. I'm worried im burning the voice coils and my subs going to become damaged.

    Do you think its cause I have my gain at 4v? I mean, its only a quater of the way trurned up.

    Do you think its might be because my sub isnt getting enough power maybe? My lights dim and my cars volatge stays roughly between 12-12.5 volts

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    Re: Weird smell coming from subwoofer?

    There are a few issues. One, your electrical isn't keeping up with the amp's current draw so you're getting a considerable voltage drop. Your gain is set too high, making the amp try to put out more power than it can at that voltage, and clipping the signal. The clipped signal is heating up your voice coils.

    Your gain is not set at 4V, and your guessing is what's ruining your sub and possibly your amp. The problem isn't that your sub is getting too much or too little power, it's that you've set your amp incorrectly. Either turn the gain down or beef up your electrical -- or both.

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    Re: Weird smell coming from subwoofer?

    Things to look forward to:
    (2) 10" or 12" imperium audio designs subs
    set of PHD MF 6.5" comps
    Completely seal off and deaden my doors
    aquire a 2k amp
    aquire a 2 channel amp for front stage

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    Re: Weird smell coming from subwoofer?

    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post

    from what hes saying its not completely blown just yet but he sure is cooking those coils

    Deadeye pretty much said everything you need to know op

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