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Sony Explode woofers for car audio

Why does my woofers destroy my enclosure although the enclosure i buy are made by guys who install sound and it seems that iam the only one with this problem what do you recomend i use.

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Re: Sony Explode woofers for car audio

How many woofers are there and what size. it sounds like the aren't using any bracing. If you don't have some bracing, the panels can flex and eventually break.

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Sounds like the voice coil of that woofer overheated and melted while it was turned up too far. Now that area rubs on the magnet or pole piece internally and makes noise.

No you generally can't fix that except for a few high end woofer brands that have field replaceable voice coils that you can buy. Most subwoofers physically bottom out and sounds really bad before experiencing thermal damage like that. Sounding bad is a warning sign that it's being overloaded.

Note that woofers have 2 different types of overload conditions that can cause damage.
1. Over excursion from deep bass that moves the woofer cone too far and damages the suspension. This is clearly audible. Proper box design and user knowledge will prevent this.

2. Thermal limit. This is the published power rating that the voice coil can absorb without damage. Things can melt or fail entirely if this is exceeded.

Either of those issues can cause the noise you are hearing. Without a more detailed description of what happened or how it sounds before, during and after this is much detail as I can provide. But.. move the woofer some by hand, do it evenly pushing straight down evenly on both sides, not too far, go about half way through it's normal movement. If it clearly rubs and makes noise internally then the voice coil is damaged or if has some debris stuck in there. Most woofer are not serviceable.

There are many other factors that affect the longevity of the woofer, such as
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  • Amplifier distortion can kill speakers even when rated far below the woofers max wattage.

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Your setup sounds great. I had to settle for Blaupunkt in my Mercedes.

It sounds like the culprit is your enclosure. It's possible that by tweaking the settings, you could improve the sound somewhat, but having been used to the sound of a sealed enclosure, maybe not. Sealed enclosures tend to produce tighter, more accurate bass and have a flatter frequency response curve. They are also generally the enclosure of choice when looking for a SQ (sound quality) oriented setup.

Ported enclosures will produce louder bass than sealed enclosures, and maybe that's why some audio guys push them. They also allow the speaker to operate more efficiently, so you need less amp power for a given volume. Higher tuning on a ported box will get louder, but at the expense of sound quality. Lower tuning will still get louder than a sealed box, and the sound quality will be better than a box tuned higher, but still not as good as sealed. That's what I meant about tweaking the settings. You may see some improvement by setting the crossover lower, decreasing bass boost, or by turning the subsonic filter on/off. I'm no audiophile, but personally I've never been able to stand the sound of a ported enclosure, however it was tuned. Sealed just sounds better.

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