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Old 03-28-2013, 09:37 PM
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amp to much for sub???

Just wondering if my current setup is to much for my sub. I have a kicker 07CVR104 (less than an hour of power to it) wired to 2 ohms and was wondering if my alpine MRP-M500 is to much amp for it. Would it be better for me to try and match it to a kicker zx400.1 amp? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:36 AM
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The amp is fine for that sub, if you feel that it's overpowering your sub on high volume, then turn the gain on the amp down a bit.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:41 AM
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Well its already at half gain. I just had a random electrical smell when I cranked it for a minute. Obviously, once i smelt it i turned the volume down.I thought that amp was fine but figured I would get some opinions from some people that probably know way more about systems than I do. Thanks for the insight.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:44 AM
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It doesn't matter where the gain is now, if it is too much then turn it down.

Likely it is just your woofer 'burning in'. Kicker is the only brand I know of that the first couple of times you push their woofers you can really smell the coil burning in. Once that epoxy gets hot and cools a couple of times it should not smell any more. Unfortunately it is the same smell you get when you are cooking a coil so do be careful.
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I knew there was a slight break in period, but had no idea that its supposed to smell a bit. My last system was in a trunk and looking back that's probably why I never smelled it. Now I'm in a standard cab truck. Thanks for the heads up about that "burn in" period.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:57 AM
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I certainly have not played with every woofer brand out there but, of the ones I have, this is unique to Kicker.
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