Subwoofers are working but aren't that loud.. help me!
Me and a friend hooked up my amp and subs today I have 2x 12'' Rockford Fosgate Punches and a MTX amp 404 thunder not quiet sure the watts but should be able to handle them just fine I believe... but the problem is my subs are working sound coming out of them but there not beating like they should I mean my trunk should be vibrating when its on full blast and its not my Pioneer 6'' speakers and pushing out louder and more bass than my subs...which is sad when I close my trunk you cant even tell I have a sub or anything.. Someone help please, this was our first time installing maybe we messed something up I dont know..
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Re: Subwoofers are working but aren't that loud.. help...
Not a bad set-up at all. i can help you i do need some more info though. what head unit do you have? what type of box is it just the normal rectangle box with or without divide sealed or is it ported? measure the size of the box and give me the dimensions please? how did you run the cables and how did you hook up between the deck and the amp? does the amp have built in crossover this could be problem just a little tuning? if it does make sure you selelct lpf mode and turn the hz knob all the way down ( counterclockwise) check the gain control should be another knob turn it clockwise all the way. you might need a little flat screwdriver to reach all these. is this amp bridgeable and if so are you running bridge mode ( 1 channel) if not look where you hook up the speaker and look and both channels and you will see a pos connect on 1 channel and neg connect on the other, put both neg wires on neg terminal and put both pos wires on pos terminal. in this set-up you will have full raw power. let me know about this and i will help you the most i can. good luck and happy booming.
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you cooked the coil in the sub when you see smoke you have clipped the sub. improper wiring probably the issue ohms must match gain must be set properly . if you had gain all the way up thats what did it.
The P325.1 is relatively small to power a pair of P3's. You'll only get 325 watts RMS at 2 ohms (162.5 watts per sub). The P3's power range is from 100-500 watts, so they will work, but don't expect them to be really loud.
For best power, your subs should be wired with the voice coils in series and then the 2 subs paralleled to the amp resulting in a 2 ohm load.
Have you double checked the wiring ( + to + and - to -)? When hooked up correctly, a sub should push outward when bass hits. If your wiring is correct and your amp isnt too big for the speaker then its about to go out.
Dis connect the sub then turn it on, don't let the wires touch or it will have a problem. If your lucky, it's just your sub that needs replaced. If not, your amp needs serviced. Rockford use to have a three year warranty... I'm not sure what they have now since mass merchants beat up the line. Hope this helps
1. no all amps can go bad with a bad installer !
2. repairs sometimes go for as much as it was new! so somettimes not worth it!
3.1 12 4ohm would sound lot better i reccomed mono amps for subs being they only put out low feqz and are better and more battery effient!
if your sub will handle it, bridging it will give you more power. The best thing to do is to find out how much power the amp puts out ( RMS ) and if it is in your power handling range bridge it. It sounds better and gives you a harder punch because of more power.
You may be surprised to learn that even though there is a negative and positive on the sub it usually dont matter all that much because that amp allows you to switch the polarity of its outputs to allow your mids to sound better... anyways on to your question
To wire a sub it depends on how many you have, if they are dual or single voice coils, what impediance your amp is stable at.
Tell me what type of amp you are hooking this subwoofer up to and how many are being connected. And ill try and give you the best way to connect the sub(s) to your amp.