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SA-18 Quiet???

Old 01-14-2016, 10:51 PM
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SA-18 Quiet???

Just got a Sundown Audio SA-18 in the mail. SA-18 SERIES

The sub is 600wRMS and it's a dual 2 ohm. I have it wired to 4 ohms in a 3.5 ft^3 ported box tuned to 30 hz pushing 563wRMS.

When playing music with the gain properly set at the max, the sub sounds very quiet. I checked my wiring everywhere and it's working fine. Can't seem to find the problem to why it sounds so quiet.
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:07 PM
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1. Sub is going to be tight at the beginning till broken in..
2. possible phase issues with other speakers,try flipping polarity to see if it changes..
3. I personally think it needs more power also..
4. position of sub in vehicle..can try ..if possible.. moving it around to see changes..
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by graywoolly View Post
Just got a Sundown Audio SA-18 in the mail. SA-18 SERIES

The sub is 600wRMS and it's a dual 2 ohm. I have it wired to 4 ohms in a 3.5 ft^3 ported box tuned to 30 hz pushing 563wRMS.

When playing music with the gain properly set at the max, the sub sounds very quiet. I checked my wiring everywhere and it's working fine. Can't seem to find the problem to why it sounds so quiet.

What kind of vehicle
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:49 PM
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Sundown's power ratings are very underated, The SA-18 can easily take over 1000rms

What's you setup? What do you mean the "gain is properly set at the max"? The gain is to match the voltage from your HU...
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:32 AM
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Sundown's power ratings are very underated, The SA-18 can easily take over 1000rms

What's you setup? What do you mean the "gain is properly set at the max"? The gain is to match the voltage from your HU...
So what kind of power should I upgrade to? 1250rms?
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:23 PM
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1000-1300 rms would be perfect
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