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    PowerBass *****!

    One fine day about a week ago i was driving down the road in my ferd explorer listening to some TI. Now my setup at that particular time was 1 PowerBass C-sql 15" driver in a 1.5^3ft. sealed box, the sub was mounted inverted, driven by an Ample Audio A226x (350Wr.m.s.@12v). The subs max rating is 800W. Well, i was feelin pretty good about my system so i decided to turn up the volume, mind you before that i've never gone beyond 20 on they volume knob. Well i turned it up to 25-26 and it was playin Loud, i mean, it was rattling things i didnt even know could move. Well after maybe 30secs to a min. my x filled up with smoke COMPLETELY. Upon later review my coil had been completely fried. WTF PB HAS BULLSHIT RATINGS AND i wouldnt doubt that their products are made by kids in sweatshops in china. Piece of ****, well now i'm down 100 bucks. So overall i would recommend this driver to anyone who wants a banging woofer.







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    Re: PowerBass *****!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 193dBman
    jayblizzo187: their subs are made by sweatshop kids in china
    LMFAO!




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    Were you clipping it?




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheel15
    Were you clipping it?
    I asked. reply,

    jayblizzo187: the driver was rated for 800 Watts
    jayblizzo187: my amp only puts out 350 r.m.s.
    jayblizzo187: i called powerbass and they assured me it could not have been their product's construction
    jayblizzo187: fuck pb, those assholes




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    lol faulty power ratings



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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    Is it rated at 800 peak or 800 peak rms if you get what im saying?




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    Regardless of whether it was clipping or not, it couldnt have produced enough power to kill the sub. But no i dont believe it was clipping.




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    o, the sub is sposed to get maxed out at 800W. But even if they signal clipped i dont think that it could have produced enough power to blow my p.o.s.




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    Actually, it could have.




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    Hows about some no




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac
    Obviously it did

    It's rated at 400 RMS and your amp is rated @ 350 RMS with 12 volts (which means much more under normal use) ...

    350*14/12 = 408 RMS ... Then throw in the fact that the amp may be underrated ... And the fact that you probably couldn't hear slight clipping ...
    Exactly what I was thinking, glad you typed it out, I didnt want to be the one to. Also, there was no distortion correct?




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    I don't think you should be saying certain products **** when they were damaged by user error.

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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    yep, looks like user error, sorry you dont know how to use your products correctly.




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaineer Man
    I don't think you should be saying certain products **** when they were damaged by user error.

    And bigwheel, finally someone I know on here
    puff?




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    Re: PowerBass *****!

    I agree. I think this was maybe more so user error. I had a American Pro amp on my 12" HC when I first got it. Clipping jacked it up a couple of times. Luckily the tinsel lead just came away from the terminal so all I had to do was solder it back on. Now I'm running it on a Visonik V900XD at 1-ohm and not one problem.

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