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cause of burning voice coils???

Old 11-21-2004, 05:29 PM
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Buddy was asking me this the other day. Sadly i dunno what exactly causes this. Is it just too much power going to a speaker (subs) or is it too high of gain and pushing the speaker to hard? or a combination of both?
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too much power goes to it which causes heat
the heats burn the voicecoil
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Burnt voice coils occur due to amplifier clipping or overdriving.
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Originally posted by SQLStephen:
Burnt voice coils occur due to amplifier clipping or overdriving.
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Originally posted by Haunz:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by SQLStephen:
Burnt voice coils occur due to amplifier clipping or overdriving.
[img]graemlins/jack.gif[/img] </font>[/QUOTE]Please explain why....

If clipping which produces more power but less movement doesn't...

And overdriving a subwoofer IE too much power.....

Deos not heat up a coil to the point of burning it does then what does?

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Maybe he just likes pulling pud X. [img]graemlins/dunno.gif[/img]
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Originally posted by SQLStephen:
Maybe he just likes pulling pud X. [img]graemlins/dunno.gif[/img]
Possibly.

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so...then are you all telling me the answer is "a" too much power?
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most of the time too much power will not kill woofers but yes if the driver is ran for a certain amount of time it may damage the coils , thus clipping will also damage the speaker quicker than u can say " snap crackle pop "
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Originally posted by Hardcore Rock Superstar:
so...then are you all telling me the answer is "a" too much power?
Burning coils is a combination of heat build up over time.

So not enough cooling, too much power, or both; a square or severly clipped wave can cause it.

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