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    Re: sub barely audible

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    My guess it is that 10,000 farad cap you are using. Replace it with three 15,000 farad caps.

    Your homies down the road won't be able to show you what's truly up with their 10 CVR-12s in that 4^cube box, after you get those three caps that is.
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    Re: sub barely audible

    OP here. It is the sub pictured; it has the amp incorporated. Yes they are only made by Crutchfield. However I did buy mine used. I called Crutchfield tech support - best they could give me was "see if you can get it warrantied."

    It is hooked up to get level-line output from the head unit. How can I test the RCA cables? Should I put some other output - like an ipod split into RCA cables - to isolate it?

    The level of quiet we are talking: I can only hear it when the speakers are off and I put my ear against the sub.

    Someone mentioned to check my remote wire. That only serves as a relay information wire to tell the unit to turn on- correct? In any case, it is on the same remote wire as the head unit. The LED on the sub is lit when I turn my key to accessory 1.

    How can I test the sub? Should I be doing something with a 9v?

    I really appreciate the feedback.

    p.s. - it makes a high-pitched squeal when I turn the key to accessory 1 - i.e. power up the sub. That normal?




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    Re: sub barely audible

    I don't have it on a cap. In my novice mind, it wasn't high-powered enough to require one. Should I?




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    Re: sub barely audible

    Quote Originally Posted by zaylor View Post
    OP here. It is the sub pictured; it has the amp incorporated. Yes they are only made by Crutchfield. However I did buy mine used. I called Crutchfield tech support - best they could give me was "see if you can get it warrantied."

    It is hooked up to get level-line output from the head unit. How can I test the RCA cables? Should I put some other output - like an ipod split into RCA cables - to isolate it?

    The level of quiet we are talking: I can only hear it when the speakers are off and I put my ear against the sub.

    Someone mentioned to check my remote wire. That only serves as a relay information wire to tell the unit to turn on- correct? In any case, it is on the same remote wire as the head unit. The LED on the sub is lit when I turn my key to accessory 1.

    How can I test the sub? Should I be doing something with a 9v?

    I really appreciate the feedback.

    p.s. - it makes a high-pitched squeal when I turn the key to accessory 1 - i.e. power up the sub. That normal?


    Glad to see you came back to this thread.

    So you have it hooked up to the Head Unit via RCA's?

    What head unit do yo have?

    I am wondering if you have the subwoofer turned off in the Head unit settings.

    Yes your idea of using an iPod connected to the subwoofer via a RCA / 3.5 mm connector is a good one and you should try it and report back.

    A high powered squeal is NOT normal, kinda makes me think you have bought a bad unit.

    While that setup is not really loud compared to what is normal around here, you should def be able to hear and feel it.




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    Re: sub barely audible

    Quote Originally Posted by zaylor View Post
    I don't have it on a cap. In my novice mind, it wasn't high-powered enough to require one. Should I?
    No.

    Your idea with the iPod is good to see if it is your head unit. To test the rca's just swich them out for another set if you have one laying around. SQL is right though, that squeeling is not normal. Makes me think the unit may be the culprit. Do these two test and if no change it pretty much singles the sub unit out as bad.

    Did you hear it before you bought it at all? Or did you buy over the net?




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    Re: sub barely audible

    Quote Originally Posted by >>SQL<< View Post
    Hush Noob!!!

    How about this, anytime Sound Ordnance is mentioned it is always a Crutchfield product.

    It is either a Bandpass box or a self powered box.

    19 years of car audio experience and you do not know that?

    Go change your tampon and please be quiet when grown ups are talking.
    Oh my bad
    i guess i should have been more up to date about what crutchfield sells because is so relevant now a days.

    As for grown ups.. got an idea post up some **** you have done.. put it in your gallery.. then talk your ****.




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    It is ok buddy, I understand




    Quote Originally Posted by voltagexdt View Post
    Oh my bad
    i guess i should have been more up to date about what crutchfield sells because is so relevant now a days.

    As for grown ups.. got an idea post up some **** you have done.. put it in your gallery.. then talk your ****.




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    ya thought so




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    Re: sub barely audible

    OP, is this the first amplifier that you have ran in that car? It's possible you mixed up polarity on the line converter, one channel being reversed. That would give you almost no output in most cases.

    As stated earlier, get a 3.5mm to RCA cord and plug in an ipod or something like that and see if the sub plays loud. Most likely it will. If that's the case, it is most likely the line converter, either it's wiring (most likely) or its internal gains are at minimum, or it needs to be replaced.




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    Re: sub barely audible

    Quote Originally Posted by zaylor View Post
    I don't have it on a cap. In my novice mind, it wasn't high-powered enough to require one. Should I?


    Don't listen to me.




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    Re: sub barely audible

    I tried twice to "reply with quote" in this thread. Both times it said it "would be posted after approval by moderators." It hasn't shown up after 2 days...what's up with that?




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    Re: sub barely audible

    Quote Originally Posted by zaylor View Post
    I tried twice to "reply with quote" in this thread. Both times it said it "would be posted after approval by moderators." It hasn't shown up after 2 days...what's up with that?

    It is because of your low post count.

    As long as you do not put a link to anything in your post you should have no problem.




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    Quote Originally Posted by >>SQL<< View Post
    It is because of your low post count.

    As long as you do not put a link to anything in your post you should have no problem.
    Ah, it was the link. Thanks.




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    Re: sub barely audible

    Quote Originally Posted by >>SQL<< View Post
    Glad to see you came back to this thread.

    So you have it hooked up to the Head Unit via RCA's? yes

    What head unit do yo have? Alpine CDE-9873

    I am wondering if you have the subwoofer turned off in the Head unit settings. It is turned on

    Yes your idea of using an iPod connected to the subwoofer via a RCA / 3.5 mm connector is a good one and you should try it and report back. I did it as I had described. It gave the same result as the head unit: very quiet, yet present, bass.

    A high powered squeal is NOT normal, kinda makes me think you have bought a bad unit. I would like to know more about why it has this squeal. Could it maybe be in some kind of protect mode?

    While that setup is not really loud compared to what is normal around here, you should def be able to hear and feel it.
    Thanks to everyone who is helping me




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    Re: sub barely audible

    Well I am going to conclude that the setup you bought is bad / broken.

    Truthfully it was not really a good product / solution to anyway.

    I think you should buy a amp, subwoofer , wiring, and a box - it is not that hard and you will have something that would sound good for a long time.

    A $200 budget would be decent

    It could be done for less but not worth it IMO

    A $300 budget would get you something that you would really be happy with.

    So what do you think would be best for you?




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