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Old 10-03-2007
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Sub makes really loud POP

Its only happened twice..one on saturday and once this morning. MY sub makes a really loud pop that actually scared the hell out of me while I was driving to work. Any idea on what that is? The sub still works fine so I dont know.
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imagination!!!!

naw im no help sorry man.
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could there have been anything for it to hit and make a noise? could possibly be your rcas.
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its probably going bro.. are the negative and pos crossed?
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on my old *** legacy amp, whenever i would turn the truck on, it'd make that horrible popping sound, and when i turned it off, it would do it too...pissed me off really quick. is it all newer stuff?
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I have no idea..something is messed up because now I have engine noise in my speakers..I accellerate it gets louder...hopefully my warranty is still valid..i find out tomorrow
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If your box is too small, and your subs hitting hard the pressure will make it hit harder, making a "popping" noise. I've done it a couple of times at Circuit City, messing around with their audio.

Was it up loud, or did you play a new song that maybe hit harder?
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No Ive heard it clip before..I think thats what you are talking about. I was talking to a friend and he said a crappy connection would cause that. He said what you are hearing is an arc in the connection where it not fully connecting. All times ive heard it I wasnt even listening to music. It was talk radio and it wasnt even loud. Im bringing it in to circuit city tomorrow since thats where I got the stuff and see what they can find. Im going to leave out the fact that my cab got really really dusty once when we had that huge so cal azusa meet. Then again that was like a long time ago so I doubt it was that
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Old 10-04-2007
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Ok ive come to conclude that it indeed is a loose connector. I was driving to work today and every bump I hit it started popping so I just turned it off. I still cant explain the speakers though.
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Check your ground. Make sure that you sand down to the bare metal to get a good connection. The same thing happened to me, then I sanded down where my ground wire goes, reinstalled it and I havent had the problem since.
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If circuit city wont do anything then I will. My ground right now is just under that rubber/plastic liner mat we have in our trucks. Its not sanded I believe.
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Try it, its worth a shot....
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lay off the acid
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well its fixed for now..thay had to ground out the rca cables going into my deck. they said Sometimes pioneer decks will do that. As for the sub popping hopefully that was fixed for the same reason
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I know what your problem is! you let circuit city work on your stuff! Haha. Maybe you have better luck with them then I have had in the past.
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yeah.. i wont let them do anything before.
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My grounds run to the bolt that holds down the driver seat in the rear, works fine for me.
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