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    Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    Last night it was around 50F and throughout the night i was playing hard then litting it sit while driving w/ windows down. After a while of this pattern i smelled glue (it smelled exactly like brand new Level 5s breaking in actually) from my Fi. Is this good or bad?



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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    you were probably smelling the coils not glue




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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeK View Post
    Last night it was around 50F and throughout the night i was playing hard then litting it sit while driving w/ windows down. After a while of this pattern i smelled glue (it smelled exactly like brand new Level 5s breaking in actually) from my Fi. Is this good or bad?
    Depends how long you were letting the sub cool and how long you were playing it hard, and also depends if you are sending a clipped signal or not.

    It could just be excess glue on the sub that's smelling, or it could be your coil. If you smell it again, you should touch your dustcap, if it feels hot then you're burning your coil.



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    Depends how long you were letting the sub cool and how long you were playing it hard, and also depends if you are sending a clipped signal or not.

    It could just be excess glue on the sub that's smelling, or it could be your coil. If you smell it again, you should touch your dustcap, if it feels hot then you're burning your coil.
    The dust cap was warm, but not hot. The air in the port was warm but not 'hot'. We even smelled the port after and didnt smell glue in it



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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeK View Post
    The dust cap was warm, but not hot. The air in the port was warm but not 'hot'. We even smelled the port after and didnt smell glue in it
    coils then




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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeK View Post
    The dust cap was warm, but not hot. The air in the port was warm but not 'hot'. We even smelled the port after and didnt smell glue in it
    Probably burning your coil then

    How long were you letting it cool down between playing it hard? And theres no telling if you're clipping your amp or not.



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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    How did you set your gains



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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    only a dd-1, but since then i turned the gains down a bit



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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    Yes sir,Coils getting pretty darn heated up/COOKING!! Look under Help 101, should be a thread on how to set your gains properly..Check that out ,before you blow those subs/possibly..Folks have deep pockets these days




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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    What kind of music were you using and what track did you use with the DD-1? Did you do headunit and amp?



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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    Quote Originally Posted by CHEMMINS View Post
    What kind of music were you using and what track did you use with the DD-1? Did you do headunit and amp?
    Track 5 on the cd, the -10db one



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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    Ok....and when you smelled the glue were you listening to chopped and screwed or mp3/4 or an actual CD. What kind of music.

    Did you measure your headunit and your amp or just the amp?



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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    Quote Originally Posted by CHEMMINS View Post
    Ok....and when you smelled the glue were you listening to chopped and screwed or mp3/4 or an actual CD. What kind of music.

    Did you measure your headunit and your amp or just the amp?
    Just off the amp, i was playing Hypnotized(think it was the decaf one) when i noticably smelled it, then juicebox



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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    I know it wasnt coil i smelled. Ive burned enough subs previously to know what coils smell like



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    Re: Cooling a sub then playing it hard again

    well there is your problem...

    playing that music when its set with a -10 that is.



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