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Old 10-16-2009, 02:57 PM
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Clarion sub keeps blowing up

Hi new to the site. I bought this setup a couple of years ago and it ran good for about a year then the left sub stopped working one day. Car audion gone wild sale was on again so i bought another one. Worked good for about a year again then again the left one stopped working. I thought it would clear but when the seat is up i think the subs might just tuch the seat a bit. I was pretty careful to turn the subs off when the seats were up but i might have forgot a couple of times. Do you think that would cause them to fail? I want to make sure it was not something else cause a cant afford to keep replacing them. Subs are pxw1251 x2 and amp is dpx1800. Thanks
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:54 PM
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touching the seat shouldnt play much of a factor in the sub blowing up im guesssing the one sub was getting more power then the other sub if you have a multi meter unplug the subs from the amp then turn the deck on and have playing as if you were listening to it then put the multimeter on the chanells they should read even if their not even then the one sub was getting more power and that was probably the problom or could just be that the subs cant handle the amp whats the power of the gear ?
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:04 PM
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A sub making contact with a seat would spell demise for the sub over a period of time for sure. It would wear right through one side of the voicecoils where it is rubbing due to the pressure being exerted on the sub where it is striking the seat.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:05 PM
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ya but from the pictures it doesnt look like it would be touching very much
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:31 PM
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ya but from the pictures it doesnt look like it would be touching very much
Are you kidding me? look at the seats folded down...you can see the subs imprints on it, and the left side looking at the picture has way more of an indent.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:35 PM
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ya from that picture it looks like theres an imprint so why not push the box back scew it down or get grils to go over the subs problom solved typically a box like that were the trunk is walled offf is left open
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:15 PM
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Yeah the left side is where the car seat usually is so it would have more pressure pushing down. Like i said i usually have the subs turned off when the seat is in there (two year olds hate subs but what do they know?) but I am pretty forgetful. Next question is should i drop another couple hundred bucks on another clarion? They sounded alright not the best though. Also they are crammed in there I had to grind down the bottom of the box to clear the magnets. Would I be better off with one 12 more power and a proper sized box? thanks for all the help.

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Old 10-16-2009, 11:18 PM
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why not build a box to the specs of the trunk find out what kind of box the subs like to be loud then build one that will fit in the trunk that way you dont have to worry about the subs hitting the seat how many watts is the amp ?
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:23 PM
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The amp is 800w rms at 1 or 2 ohms. That was the biggest box that would fit through the trunk opening had to take the latch off.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:24 PM
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ya if u could find another amp have one sub to each amp id say find a slot port box for that car
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