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    Subs just don't sound "right"

    Hey guys, I'm new here and pretty much joined for this one problem but I will stick around if it gets solved

    Anyways, what's happening is my subs just don't sound right. It is hard to describe, but it sounds too much like hitting a drum, where I want low rolls instead.

    I haven't always had this problem, a couple months ago when I first got the set up they sounded great and loud, Perfect. However, the amplifier stopped working correctly so I sent it in and they fixed it and its back. Upon hooking everything back up, the problem began.

    I have a 2200w Boss Audio Amp, model CE2200M to be exact. Two Type R's, 12 inches, and 4 ohms. The wiring is Install Bay AK02, 1/0 gauge.

    When I watch the subs play, it appears that the sub on the left is playing at the opposite time of the sub on the right, and they are cancelling each other out. I have no idea if that is true, but it appears to be this way.

    Also its a ported enclosure, and I have a Jeep Wrangler if that means anything. (no rear seat, or else this wouldn't fit!)

    Thanks in advance for the help! I can provide any more info you guys need.







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    Re: Subs just don't sound "right"

    Oh and the final thing that probably you need to know, the head unit is a Kenwood unit.

    I cant recall the exact model but I can go get it if you need. I use the RCA red and white output from the HU as the input for the amp. Also, there are three settings on the amp, crossover frequency(i think, not sure what it is though), bass boost, and bass level. I have toyed around with those, but still can't find a good setting.




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    Re: Subs just don't sound "right"

    polarity
    sounds like pos and neg are reversed on one sub
    dbl check all wiring



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    Re: Subs just don't sound "right"

    ^^^x2
    You definitely got something wired up wrong. I wouldn't play these too long that way. You'll see the magic smoke soon.....




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    Re: Subs just don't sound "right"

    sounds like polarity to metoo. swap the pos and neg of one sub around



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    Re: Subs just don't sound "right"

    definitely bad wiring


    and if not, its the amp (obviously it isnt the woofers, box, or jeep)



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    Re: Subs just don't sound "right"

    the above answers... or - only one sub is working and other is just moving it.

    redo your sub wiring. take pics of the connections and we'll comment (nicely)



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    Re: Subs just don't sound "right"

    Hate to say it but, you should get a new amp. Boss isn't a very good company for amplifiers. We can always help you find a cheap alternative that would outperform that amp and would work a lot better on those subs.



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    Re: Subs just don't sound "right"

    Yep! One of the wires in the box got wired up backwards. I noticed that the subs were playing opposite of each other haha.

    And I know Boss isn't a great brand, but I got it off a friend. I will probably be looking to get a different amp sometime in the future but I don't have enough money right now.

    I need to build up the rest of the system first anyway, my HU isn't the best, and the speakers could use improvement. The boss will work for now!

    thanks again guys!




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    Quote Originally Posted by clysports View Post
    Yep! One of the wires in the box got wired up backwards. I noticed that the subs were playing opposite of each other haha.

    And I know Boss isn't a great brand, but I got it off a friend. I will probably be looking to get a different amp sometime in the future but I don't have enough money right now.

    I need to build up the rest of the system first anyway, my HU isn't the best, and the speakers could use improvement. The boss will work for now!

    thanks again guys!
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    so do I win?
    i guess so you put it first haha

    thanks again




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    Just be sure to stay around! You could really learn a lot.




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    Quote Originally Posted by clysports View Post
    Hey guys, I'm new here and pretty much joined for this one problem but I will stick around if it gets solved

    Anyways, what's happening is my subs just don't sound right. It is hard to describe, but it sounds too much like hitting a drum, where I want low rolls instead.

    I haven't always had this problem, a couple months ago when I first got the set up they sounded great and loud, Perfect. However, the amplifier stopped working correctly so I sent it in and they fixed it and its back. Upon hooking everything back up, the problem began.

    I have a 2200w Boss Audio Amp, model CE2200M to be exact. Two Type R's, 12 inches, and 4 ohms. The wiring is Install Bay AK02, 1/0 gauge.

    When I watch the subs play, it appears that the sub on the left is playing at the opposite time of the sub on the right, and they are cancelling each other out. I have no idea if that is true, but it appears to be this way.

    Also its a ported enclosure, and I have a Jeep Wrangler if that means anything. (no rear seat, or else this wouldn't fit!)

    Thanks in advance for the help! I can provide any more info you guys need.
    well heres your problem..



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    Re: Subs just don't sound "right"

    Glad you got it fixed and make sure to turn down your bass boost all the way and hopefully youre gain is set just right. After all, a lot of "Boss" owners tend to turn up everything all the way. lol



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    max knobage is totals boss





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