Question about Kicker Comp 05C88 8" Car Subwoofer
If I am limited on space can I use steel to build a box for my Kicker sub or if not what would be the next best material?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
As stated before, knowing the impedance of your subwoofer would really help the situation. Either way the link I have provided is to your subwoofers manual (Incase you dont have it)
But since you have said it has smoked, if it still works I recommend turning the bass boost down (Bass boost causes alot of heat within the subwoofers voice coil and even within the amp itself and should never be maxed out.)
Here is a link to your manual for the subwoofer.
So as a solution to your issue, keep your bass boost turned down. You should almost never need it if you have tuned your amp correctly (You have a very serious subwoofer there)
Consider yourself lucky if your subwoofer is still working without issues.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
turn them off and carefully push in on the cone (gently) and listen for scratching or scraping- push strait in and they should flow freely in and out if they DO without feeling or hearing scraping the subs are probably ok, next its either the amp is not powerful enough or the box is not soundly built, by that i mean its too small for the subs- is the box ported or sealed? if ported try plugging off the vent temporarily and see if bass increases if it does i would permanently seal the box
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
It is a normal subwoofer in a sense. These are very good subs. I had four in a regular cab s-10 and I just about died. I would recommend using a jl audio hd750/1. I was using two on my fouur subs and it worked great.
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
if the amp has a 2 outputs then i would wire the two 4ohms together, and the 2ohm by itself. and if its a 4 channel output then wire them all sepretly, if its a 1 channel output then wire the two 4ohms together and leave the 2ohm sub out
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
Really it all depends on how you want them to sound, and to be set up. There really is not specific air space, but there are general air spaces that work, and some times the manufacture will list some specs for different set ups. It also depends on the size of the sub, which you did not specify.
Kicker recommends as follows.
0.4 cubs per sub for a compact box, and 1.8 for an SQ box. SQ stand for sound quality.
So if you want a small box, do .4 per sub. If you want a better sounding box do 1.8.
Rule of thumb and something to think about.
The more air space in the sub, the less power you can run, the less air space, the more power you can run.
For example you can run 200 watts RMS per sub at .4 cubes, but only 140 watts RMS with 1.8.
As well, the smaller box will be louder, But not sound as good.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
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