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Getting a loud " POPPING" sound

I have two 12" rockwoods in a sealed (Obcon)enclosed. I'm running them with a "Soundstream" USA Series-305A. When I turn up the volume to around 50% one of them starts to "POP" with every recoil. Is this speaker blown??? It also makes a loud thud when I turn the ignition off. Would some one help me out? It's driving me to the brink!!! Thank Chris

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  • Christian Simenec Mar 07, 2007

    Thank you, you have been most helpful...... Chris

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Switch the wires on the two speakers at the box and see if the problem moves to the other speaker. If the second speaker starts popping and the first one stops, the problem is in your amplifier. If the same speaker keeps popping then you probably have a blown sub.

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