Bought amp on e-bay Elevation DX 2000.1 , hookup to single woofer CVX 15 , 2 ohm. turned on HU , heard pop and mmmm sound , woofer cone pulling down with force and will not release than smell of burning .hook up to different woofer and woofer pulling down again and smokes coming out. Now that woofer don't work Contact seller and he said this is a competition amp and I damage it cause I wired sub in series and also claims I wired amp wrong the way the cone moved inward and denied me a refund. Volume, settings and gain set low. Was this cause.
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Re: Amp not working properly
Without knowing how you hooked everything up, I can’t help you figure out what went wrong. I found an owners manual. I am including the link below. https://preview.manual.guru/preview-manual-for-free-371641/not-specified-elevation-audio-dx20001/page-6.html
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unfortunately if you only have the one woofer there isn't really any safe way to do so but if you had a pair of woofers you could in theory wire them in parallel thus creating only a 3 ohm load but your amp must be able to work at such low ohms otherwise you WILL blow up your amp.
Wire both hot wires together and both ground wires together then wire them to the amp with the hot on one speaker output and the ground on the other speaker ground. This puts them in the bridged position. Pulls the maximum watts out the amp and unbelievable sound.
the best way? hmm. i would start off with some wire. Keep in mind that you will need to separate the positive (usually red or has a stripe or marking on it) from the negative (Black usually is the common color for this wire) and hook the up according to your amps positive and negative hook ups / terminals following your sub-woofers terminals. then depending on your sub woofers Voice coils (Duel or single voice coils) yours are duel or quad coils but i\'m sure they are duel (2 of each positive and negative equaling a total of 4 posts on each sub-woofer). figure out your amps ohm load handling and does your amp run hot (1,2 or 4 ohm stable some are even less like 0.5 or lower) i would run at a 1 or 2 ohm load as that is usually standard on 1 channel amps. make sure to check your wiring and if your not sure about ohm loads just Google wiring for sub-woofer ohm loads such as 0.5 ohm, 1 ohm, 2 ohm or 4 ohm loads. also make sure your box is not sealed do to the fact they are siht and cant produce sound like a vented / ported enclosure keep the size as big as you can fit in your car or truck the bigger the better. i had one 8\'\' sony sub pounding like a 15\'\' sub real loud . Also MDF particle board is garbage it causes port noise and absorbs water
if your amp is a monoblock 2 ohm stable amp wire the coils positive to positive and negative to negative into a single channel that will create a 2 ohm load turn your amp down and adjust by ear till it sounds good if your amp is a 2 channel amp 4 ohm per channel wire each coil one per channel turn amp down and adjust by ear till sounds good hope i was helpful
Simply put, burned voice coil. Either too much power can do this or not enough power with distortion. solution- if the sound is clear then its too much power- turn the amp down. If the sound is distorted and raspy- its not enough power and your getting distortion-get bigger amp.
1 OHM...ONE... sheesh now thats a low resistance for anything... If they are only 500 watts and they are in parallel, series well NO.. your amp puts out wayyyy too much for those speakers.. 1200w versus 500 watts by 2... srill NOT enough "Head room" for it to be safe... about half is all you could expect before Pop.. sound is heard.
It can but it'd be a waste for your subs. 1 of those by itself will handle that amp. it'll push them just not really hard, i'd recommend an upgrade to a 1100-1200 watt rms amp if you're gonna run 2 cvx's. if you only run one sub that amp'll work well...
your probably making your amp run to low ohms if its a 2 channel amp bridged to one channel you can probably only run it at four ohms
Also seeing as your subs are 2ohm dvc you can't wire them individually to 2ohm and use each channel separately. So i'd recommend buying a 2ohm stable monoblock or running it at four ohms. a 1400 watt amp'll still pound at 4ohms and it'll extend your amp's life span
test with a digital multimeter set to ohms. if you don't have one of those laying around grab a 9 volt battery and run wires from the 2 terminals on the battery to 2 of the terminals on the woofer. if the woofer pops out you are said to be "in phase" (even though it has more to do with polarity that phasing but regardless) which means the positive from the battery is on the positive of the woofer and the negative is to the negative. those 2 terminals on the woofer are a single coil and obviously the other 2 terminals are the 2nd coil. now depending on what impedance each coil is will determine how you have to wire it to be 4 ohms unless they are 4 ohm coils which means you just use one coil and it will be 4 ohms on that woofer.