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    testing subs

    So Im going to buy my new set up.

    I looked on craigslist...which isnt the safest place but whatever it siubds like a good deal maybe a little too good...

    The set up is two solo baric L5 12 inch with a hifonics 1505d amp for $150

    My issue is that the guy says he doesnt have time for me to hook it up. But he's willing to use an volyt meter to show me it stil works.

    Im kinda sketchy about this.

    I dont know much about resistance and what not. But i do have my own volt meter and i was wonder step by step how will i check if the subs are still functional and working without actually hooking it up.

    Please give me some opinions andboptions Asap.
    Im going to check them out later today in the afternoon.

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    Re: testing subs

    you need to hear the subs and use the settings on amp while playing to make sure its all working




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    Re: testing subs

    I'm lazy and buy stuff all the time from CL with out testing it lol

    Amazingly never really got burned but once.




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    Re: testing subs

    yeah but them being kicker subs leads me to believe they are blown .kicker durability *****




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    Re: testing subs

    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    yeah but them being kicker subs leads me to believe they are blown .kicker durability *****
    That is a bit incorrect.

    Kicker used incorrectly is subject to failure. However, so is every other product in the world.




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    Re: testing subs

    push on the cones gently, it its scratchy, its blown.

    Also look at the spiders and see if they sag



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    Re: testing subs

    Yeah I mean they should be ok...but i dont want tospend 150 and theyre worned oit...




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    Re: testing subs

    i persoannly dont buy equipment you cant hear before buying . i always run the gain up and down etc. while playing . also play the subs diff volumes and listen for scratching . that can be done mostly without em hooked up but if you get burned you wont buy without hearing something again




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    Re: testing subs

    as stated before, inspect the woofer mechanically. a voltmeter isn't really going to show anything, but a dmm or ohmmeter can give you the impedance of each voice coil. If it's a dvc 4 ohm woofer, each voice coil should read ~ 4 ohms +/- a few decimals.




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