I have the Pioneer Premier TS-W8102SPL sub wired at 1 ohm to a Hifonics BXi 2610D amp. After playing the system for about 5 minutes the sub will start to smell like burning plastic. I have tuned the amp with an SMD DD-1 so its not being distorted, but I did run the sub with the gain at max for almost 2 years before tuning it. I also have upgraded my electrical system so that my voltage never drops below 14v. I pulled the sub out to see it I could see any signs of damage but everything looked fine.
If the sub does blow I was looking at a DC level 5 or a Fi BTL N3. I need a sub that can handle around 3500 watts RMS because I will be upgrading the amp to a crescendo BC3500D. I appreciate any suggestions.