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I just recently bought a skar vvx-12 d4 from the end of the year sale. Just got it hooked up today and rode around bumpin for a bit. I noticed a very faint coil smell. Is this normal for a new woofer? Equipment is in my sig. I have no way to tell If I'm clipping but the sub nor the amp were hot, only barely warm.

Amp settings:

LPF: 40 hz ( Lowest it will go)

Subsonic: About 28-30 hz I think ( range is 5-50 hz and its set a little over half)

Gain: A tad over a 1/4

Bass Boost: Completely off

Bass Boost Frequency: Completely off

HU settings:

LPF: 70 hz

HPF (Front and Back): 150hz

Subwoofer Level: 15/15

Bass Boost: Off

Car: 2000 Ford Focus 4 door

HU: Kenwood KDC-X395

Front Highs: stock

Back Mids: Stock

Subs: Skar VVX-12 ( 1.79 f3 tuned to 32 hz)

Amp:Audiopipe APSM 1500 mini

Wiring: KnuKoncepts Kolossus 4awg

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Why is your LPF at 40hz? The means it can only play under 40, and if your subsonic is at 30, your sub is only playing 30 to 40hz.

I just realized this lmao. Will set the lpf to 70 tomorrow. Had a long ass day

Car: 2000 Ford Focus 4 door

HU: Kenwood KDC-X395

Front Highs: stock

Back Mids: Stock

Subs: Skar VVX-12 ( 1.79 f3 tuned to 32 hz)

Amp:Audiopipe APSM 1500 mini

Wiring: KnuKoncepts Kolossus 4awg

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A little smell is normal, but why do you have your LPF so low. Around 80ish is where most set, at 40 your missing a lot of bass.

Couldn't you hear most of your bass was chopped?

Man I type way too slow.

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They'll stink for a few then you'll be fine till you clip the hell out of it.

Thanks man. I I figured it was ok. I bumped for a good 2 hours and it didnt get any stronger, just thought I would double check

A little smell is normal, but why do you have your LPF so low. Around 80ish is where most set, at 40 your missing a lot of bass.

Couldn't you hear most of your bass was chopped?

Man I type way too slow.

It was an honest mistake. I had a long ass day and It has been over a year since I've heard any bass, but yes it did sound a little weird.

Car: 2000 Ford Focus 4 door

HU: Kenwood KDC-X395

Front Highs: stock

Back Mids: Stock

Subs: Skar VVX-12 ( 1.79 f3 tuned to 32 hz)

Amp:Audiopipe APSM 1500 mini

Wiring: KnuKoncepts Kolossus 4awg

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Set your gains properly, depending on the input voltage from the RCA's, you could still be clipping. And I really never heard of new woofers having coil smell. Mine never did.

On 11/20/2012 at 8:54 PM, AMI CUSTOMS said:

Turned mine up today at a light, guy next to me his steering wheel started moving and he looked over at me like I was a magician lol.

On 5/9/2012 at 8:45 PM, skittlesRgood said:

fuck the plating. look at what the main metal used is. you could buy unicorn blood plated terminals but if its just covering up dog shit, whats the point

On 4/10/2013 at 12:26 PM, mrd6 said:

I'll admit, half way through sanding that fiberglass in the rain and cold while I was all itchy I was definitely starting to question why i was doing this haha

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Set your gains properly, depending on the input voltage from the RCA's, you could still be clipping. And I really never heard of new woofers having coil smell. Mine never did.

RCA voltage is 4 volts. I have no way to set the gain accurately. I can get a hold of a dmm but I have read that it is not a great way to set your gains

Car: 2000 Ford Focus 4 door

HU: Kenwood KDC-X395

Front Highs: stock

Back Mids: Stock

Subs: Skar VVX-12 ( 1.79 f3 tuned to 32 hz)

Amp:Audiopipe APSM 1500 mini

Wiring: KnuKoncepts Kolossus 4awg

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Set your gains properly, depending on the input voltage from the RCA's, you could still be clipping. And I really never heard of new woofers having coil smell. Mine never did.

RCA voltage is 4 volts. I have no way to set the gain accurately. I can get a hold of a dmm but I have read that it is not a great way to set your gains

It is better than by ear by far. I used a DMM for the longest and never blew my subs. Use a DMM, and get the voltage that is stated you need, and just back off a tad. That is what I always did until I got my DD-1.
On 11/20/2012 at 8:54 PM, AMI CUSTOMS said:

Turned mine up today at a light, guy next to me his steering wheel started moving and he looked over at me like I was a magician lol.

On 5/9/2012 at 8:45 PM, skittlesRgood said:

fuck the plating. look at what the main metal used is. you could buy unicorn blood plated terminals but if its just covering up dog shit, whats the point

On 4/10/2013 at 12:26 PM, mrd6 said:

I'll admit, half way through sanding that fiberglass in the rain and cold while I was all itchy I was definitely starting to question why i was doing this haha

  • Soon To Be
  • '04 Ford Escape
  • US Alternator 280A Hairpin
  • D4800 Under the Hood
  • (6) XP3000's in Rear
  • 1/0 SHCA & XS Power 4 runs to back
  • TORK2 kit from Tony @ CE Auto Supply
  • Pioneer DEH-80PRS
  • DD AW6.5 (2) per door
  • *Tweeter Unkown*
  • DD SS4a & C3d
  • (2) SCV4000 @ .5Ohm
  • (2) 15" Sundown Zv5
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