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Old 04-03-2010
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Subs aren't as loud as they were before

Hey all, I noticed all of a sudden today that my two Rockford Fosgate P1's aren't as loud as they were yesterday. It sounds dumb, and people are probably going to say "its in your head," but I know for a fact it is at least half to a quarter of volume that they were yesterday.

I checked all the basics...the wiring...all the deck and amp settings, exc. But it didn't resolve the problem. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, what was the solution?

The subs still hit, at a consistent volume. I mean, each sub hits the same. So its not like one is blown. I unplugged each sub, one at a time, and the bass got quieter. When I plugged each one back in, the bass got louder, like it is supposed to. But they still aren't as loud as they should be.

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Old 04-04-2010
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what kind of amp do u have
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hmm, did you maybe shut off the "loud" setting on your deck if it has it? i know ive done that before and it took me forever to figure it out. other than that, have you checked the voltage going to your amp?
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His amp is a Rockford P200.
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You are going deaf.
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Might be a bass boost selection the deck ? or the Loud thing too, those would be my 2 guesses if you say everything else is good.
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Checked all settings right off the bat...everything is fine as far as that goes.
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Check volts at the amp
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Did you check to see if any wires lay over each other?

It sounds dumb but I've heard that especially when setting up a sound system to not lay wires over each other.

Its just a thought.
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Old 04-07-2010
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depend on how your box is made
you may of blew a sub and only 1is powered abut pushing both
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The box was made professionally.

He told me the sound is back to normal for the most part.
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Yeah, seems to be back to normal. Weird ****. Electronics boggle my mind sometimes.
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Mine did this same exact thing the other day... it sat over night and now its fine
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fried voice coils or you could have coil rub. To check if you have coil rub push in the subs and see if you hear a scratchy noise like plastic against concrete. and fried voicecoild read different inpedances which in turn makes your amp produce less power
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Could it make it intermittent?
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yes because the inpedance jumps around causing your amp to go in and out of protect really quickly then return to a un playable inpedance.
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but the best ways to protect your self from clipping (which in other words is over setting your amp and Head Unit to where it sends a dirty signal) it always keep loud settings off and NEVER use bass boost on your amp. or in some people's cases like me not having a sufficient eletrical system that can keep up with the equipment being ran.
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What if your Loud is set to Highs such as mine will this hurt the Sub/Amp for the Sub
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yes. loud settings almost always can damage a sub/amp. when setting up your amp you should set your gains with a DMM (digital multi meter) they can be picked up at walmart for 20$. but when you do set it properly you will probably notice that it isnt as loud as before. the reason behind this is when you clip a signal it almost always is loud but all the power sent is not clean power at all. therefore you roast the voice coil on your woofer. its no big deal for me if i happen to do this because it only cost 70$ to rebuild my woofer and it only takes about an hour.
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Alot of time the problem will be at the voice coil connection. if stake ons were used, they can vibrate loose and give u an intermittent signal. I have also seen many times the connector on the coil itself break due to rubbing from vibration
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but the best ways to protect your self from clipping (which in other words is over setting your amp and Head Unit to where it sends a dirty signal) it always keep loud settings off and NEVER use bass boost on your amp. or in some people's cases like me not having a sufficient eletrical system that can keep up with the equipment being ran.
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lol mine gets louder when the windows and door are open and quieter when there closed ive never had an other problems except for my pre out and ins coming loose
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