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    Subs have a break in period?

    Ok so just had an entire system installed and its my first. Do I need to take it easy on the sub and what would you reccomend. Thanks in advance.







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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    In short no you are fine to do whatever... I usually just keep the volume lower for a little while since it cant hurt...




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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    Break in period is the same as a motorcycle, ride it like ya stole it!



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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    Quote Originally Posted by ewadz3006 View Post
    Break in period is the same as a motorcycle, ride it like ya stole it!
    Hahaha that's awesome!




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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    If its an extremely stiff sub maybe a little bit of time to loosen up but for most just play em...




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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    Yes there is a break in period but if your putting rms power I wouldnt mind turning it up to max unclipped volume it's when you plan on running more then rms your not gonna wanna drop a 20hz note at full tilt the spiders will hate you lol and that's where you run risk of ripping soft parts




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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spldecendant View Post
    Yes there is a break in period but if your putting rms power I wouldnt mind turning it up to max unclipped volume it's when you plan on running more then rms your not gonna wanna drop a 20hz note at full tilt the spiders will hate you lol and that's where you run risk of ripping soft parts
    Or having the spiders come unglued from former :0



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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spldecendant View Post
    Yes there is a break in period but if your putting rms power I wouldnt mind turning it up to max unclipped volume it's when you plan on running more then rms your not gonna wanna drop a 20hz note at full tilt the spiders will hate you lol and that's where you run risk of ripping soft parts
    Even though RMS is completely box dependent? And I dont think there is any music out that has 20 hz tones in it...




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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    I always looked at break in periods as more of a safety guard for the manufacturer. I've always beat the Holy Hell out of my subs from the get-go and haven't had a problem yet...




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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    I had 5 little tears in my Fi BTL from beating the **** out of it fresh out the box.. the spiders were stiff as hell though... I just installed a skar vvx 12.on 2k and beat the hell out of it with no tears, smells, or creaking.. its sub dependant also... If its stiff be careful and take it easy for a week or too..



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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    I will for sure be taking it easy on my 15s... They weren't as stiff but you pay all this money why not be patient and take it easy maybe for even a day or two to avoid possible damage..



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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Even though RMS is completely box dependent? And I dont think there is any music out that has 20 hz tones in it...
    If he's play decaf that won't be hard to find lol




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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    We have covered this topic several times including s long debate between myself and aholic in one of them. Break in has nothing to do with keeping the sub from failing/damaging it's self. It will alter the way the plays as it loosens up though.

    The main goal for the "break in period" is a loop whole for companies around the warranty.




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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Even though RMS is completely box dependent? And I dont think there is any music out that has 20 hz tones in it...
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    Re: Subs have a break in period?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Even though RMS is completely box dependent? And I dont think there is any music out that has 20 hz tones in it...
    You trollin?



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    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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