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Spyder disconnects easily.

I work in car audio as an installer. I've gone thru 4 of these subs. unfortuneatley i'm switching. They don't actually handle the power they say they do continuously. And every single one i've had the spyder disconnects from the cone at around 600 rms.

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Re: Spyder disconnects easily.

Wear in period is somewhat of a myth. I'm a full time installer right now. And have been for 2 years. Every sub is broken in if you will and my gain is not cranked b/c any sound if distorted will blow your subs no matter how loud you have it.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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Re: Spyder disconnects easily.

Are you giving them proper "break-in" time? Also, if you have your gain set too high or especially have the LOUD on or BASS up on your head unit you will get nasty uncontrolled excursion which can tear ANY speaker up.

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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I was listening to my stereo system in my car and all the sudden all the speakers stopped working and the sub has a constant and quick vibration. I disconnected the sub but the other speakers still...

check the out put of the head unit . check the out put on amps check speakers do this all with a DMM Digital multi meter, check that amps aren't in protect. check ground on head unit. if you dont know how go to you tube and type in such as, this how to test speakers with a DMM many videos on all to test amp out put with the humming you may have a short or a blown speaker some where.

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I have a stock stereo and two subs with an amp in the trunk. Also two alpine speakers in the rear. Whenever I turn my balance to the left my subs don't play. What's wrong?

Hello.... I am sorry to hear you are having problems. The reason for this is that since you have a stock stereo, the shop (or person) whom installed the amp and subs used a line out converter. What this part does is allows the connection of RCA cables to the factory head unit. Almost all bass signals are always in stereo, so since you were only hooking an amplifier for just subs, you can actually just connect to just one of the rear speakers instead of connecting to the right and left. Just makes the install a little quicker. There is nothing wrong with this as I usually do the same thing in our shop. However, if you are going to be using the balance control, then you will need to go back to the shop and have them hook the converter up in stereo (to both rear speakers). Hope this helps!

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Well if it is not dual 4 ohm, i have never heard of a sub with dual 3 ohms. There must be something wrong with the voice coils and if that is not it, I dont know.

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When speakers are wired in the wrong way the will do the "pushing out" you're describing. Basically the polarities have been reversed and if kept like this over a period of time will blow the speaker. Best thing to do is to disconnect the power by the negative on the amp and take out the fuse from the power supply. Check the wires running from the amp to the subs, negative to negative and positive to positive. I know it sounds basic but many people do mix it up! I would also check to see what channels the subs have been wired into?

Best way is to have one sub from channel 1 and the other sub from channel 2 for example. Or if its a bridged 4 channel amp, have 1 sub running from channel 1&2, and the second sub running from channel 3&4 still making sure of the polarities. Again this all depending what kind of amp and sub you have.

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A 4 channel (bridged) 1000W amp. 250W max per channel or 500W per 2 channels! So if you have 2 500W subs, by connecting one to a single channel will decrease subs ability due to the lack of power supplied. However by combining 2 channels you optimize the output!

Once you know all your wiring from your amp to subs are ok/good connections/good wires etc you shouldnt have to "wiggle the wires" to get it to work as this is just a bad connection. Also ensure that no 2 wires are touching. Make sure that the master volume on the amp is turned down. You dont need this to be on loud at all, in fact far from it or you'll risk damaging both the amp and subs!

Hope this helps!

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it sounds like one channel in your amp had shorted and letting dc go to the speaker...a speaker is an electromagnet and requires ac to make it pulse..the amp has a blown channel and would have to be repaired and a factory service center...there is no quick fix..

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So I am assuming that you have just setup/wired this up recently? Have you had this working before?
You can have a look at the gain control on the amp & see if this have been set really low. This will help if the signal coming from your stereo is weak. The other thing I would suggest is to make sure that the amp can actually push this sub. I know what the specs say:

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  • S/N >104 dBA at full power @ 0.1% THD
  • >80 dBA at 1W/1M
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but I don't believe most of these. Many manufacturers embellish what their products can actually do! With the bigger more established brands such as JL Audio you will have no problems, their products have been tried & tested so much on the competition circuit.

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