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    Slap/tap sound from sub

    Whenever my subs cone has alot of excursion, I'm getting a slap or a tapping sound from the cone. It is a Powerbass L-104D in a sealed enclosure with an Alpine MRX-M50 amp running it. Also using a AudioControl LC2i LOC. Gain is half way up (nom), LP is set a hair below 80 Hz, subsonic at 25 Hz. Sometimes I find myself wanting more, so I try to turn the sub up more using the remote gain control knob. Anytime there is a kick drum or something sharp like that, the cone taps. Annoying. Definitely happening during big excursions. May be time to try another sub in that box. Its a custom sealed fiberglass enclosure under the back seat in my dodge ram quad cab. Approx .70 cu ft.







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    Re: Slap/tap sound from sub

    Sounds like its bottoming out or leaking. Set the gain right. With a LOC half is prob way to high



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    Re: Slap/tap sound from sub

    I'm leaning towards no leaks. Lined the entire inside with automotive undercoating. Only leak spot could be around the woofer itself, but it has a good rubber gasket.




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    Re: Slap/tap sound from sub

    time for a beefier sub



    Ref: Sunfire01, 04Murdalanche, Double07, Defender, Rex00

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    Re: Slap/tap sound from sub

    Quote Originally Posted by Husker View Post
    time for a beefier sub
    And what would a beefier sub be?




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