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    Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    So i have a DTS 1000.1 mono class D amplifier by RE audio. I also have 2 12 inch RE SE subwoofers. They were installed around thanksgiving 2012 and have been very good until now. A few days ago the subs just stopped hitting super hard like normal. I use a dial bass gain thing that next to the drivers seat. I never put it past 60% and i keep the volume at 32/40 on a typical honda civic head unit. The Subs and amp cant be blown because they still hit some what but it doesnt even compare to what it used to hit like. Im a car audio noob so i have no idea what the problem is and i cant fix it my self. I was wondering if anyone could assist me with what is wrong and how much it would cost to get fixed. Also if it is something incredible easy that doesnt require more than a screw driver id love to save the money! Thanks!







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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    Do you have a DMM?




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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    What is a dmm?




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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    Try pushing down on the subs and if they move pretty freely, you might have popped the voice coil. Another option is to get a multimeter from Walmart for like 20 bucks and google how to check your subs with it




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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    Sounds like a sub failure...push on both cones and see if one is harder to push in or not.



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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    They both push in the same. They still hit hard but not close to as hard as they used to hit.




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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    Have you checked your RCA cables to see if any of them have come loose?



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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    Check all your wires, something may have come loose. Do you hear an airy sound when you push on them? or an odd sound at all?



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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    If you cooked a coil it wouldn't move freely. Possibly you had a connection come loose on the sub which is giving you a wierd ohm load.



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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    You have gotten use to it, if ya need more power I got a new dts1500.1 in box to sell pm me




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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    Phasing? Anyone want to explain it? Twas what was wrong with my setup eons ago.



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    Re: Problem with Subwoofers. They hit much weaker than normal.

    Check the coils for ohm load, and also, check your battery voltage out.I had a batt go bad and it did the same due to loss of power.But as stated, use a dmm and check the ohm loads on the coils,and post pics on here would be great as well.




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