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I run 3k+ plus to my 1 Zv4 12 daily with no prob

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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited (Mine)HEAD UNIT: Pioneer AVH-X5500BHSBASS DRIVER: Sundown Audio [email protected] dailySUBWOOFER: (4) Sundown Audio Zv4 18d1BOX: under constructionMID/HI DRIVER(s): JBL PX300.4, Powerbass ASA600.4, Audiopipe 6002, American Bass SQ50FRONT DECK: Pioneer TS Pro 6.5, Power Acoustic nb-1, (4) American Bass SQ4.0 KICK PANEL: Kicker KS65 components REAR DECK: Powerbass XL Pro 6.5, Pioneer TS Pro 8's, Power Acoustic nb-2, Powerbass s412 4x10, (2) Crescendo pwx 10"ELECTRICAL: Big 3, all KNU & AP OFC 0awg on 240amp Mechman Alt, Audiopipe batt meter, (2) Scorpin batt metersBATTERIES: (3) XS Power 3400's, KInetic HC1800, Kinetic HC2000MISC: Fat Mat on all doors, Old setup: (4) SA15d4's on an NS1 151.0 on TL sealed 2010 Honda Civic LX (Wife's) 142.1 TL sealed trunkHEAD UNIT: Pioneer AVH-X7500BHS with Massive Audio EQ7BASS DRIVER: (2) Powerbass ASA1500.1d's(strapped) 3240w clamped @ 10.8v lol(stock alt)SUBWOOFERS: (1) Sundown Audio Zv4 12d2BOX: Custom built by me 3ft^3 @ 35hzMID/HI DRIVER: Powerbass ASA600.4FRONT DOORS: Alpine Sps610cREAR DOORS: Alpine Sps610cELECTRICAL: All Audiopipe 0awg, Big 3, Stinger batt meter, stock 90amp alt<p>BATTERIES: (2) Kinetic HC1400's, XS Power XP950

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get 4 more subs and 2 more amps and wall all 6

please


IMO Funniest Thread of the Year 2013: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/177837-brand-new-ct-sounds-1254-already-being-a-pos/
OFFICIAL Funniest Thread of the Year 2014: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/182497-off-topic-building-a-box-no-bass-what-to-do/

On 4/30/2014 at 9:23 PM, meade916 said:

hahahah Gunnem that shit is funny bro

On 7/4/2014 at 8:22 AM, Soccerballzs said:

Gunnem You crack me up!! Love the pics!!!

On 6/12/2014 at 10:58 AM, JEFFYBOI said:

You got a funny personality. Which is cool man, unlike some of the dicks on here. :ph34r:

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luckily recones are pre-assembled in china and readily available!

Incorrect.

All re-cones are built here at our shop -- and many complete Z v.4 woofers are built here as well. We use a hybrid production system where we stock a predicted quantity of Z v.4 from our factory and also stock all of the raw parts to build them as well -- if we run out of a certain configuration we build them, if someone needs a customized driver we build that too. We've probably built about 40-50% of the units sold so far here and 50-60% are factory made.


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To answer the OP -- the Z v.4 line has been known to handle ~2x or so of it's rated power.

A thermal failure is unlikely in most applications -- you would be more likely to damage the lead-wire via clipping or perhaps even damage the spider itself physically. In one of our test bench setups here (Jovanni's Golf) on a 3500D @ 0.5 ohm we saw these type of things before thermal failure. He did have a massive 3 cubic foot box for one 12" woofer, though, so a more reasonable box would largely eliminate the possibility of physical spider damage (2.25 or so seems to be pretty ideal in our testing so far). So just keep an eye on clipping and you can run a ton of power on them =)

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you would be more likely to damage the lead-wire via clipping or perhaps even damage the spider itself physically.

In one of our test bench setups here (Jovanni's Golf) on a 3500D @ 0.5 ohm

we saw these type of things before thermal failure.

He did have a massive 3 cubic foot box for one 12" woofer)

i sure wish there was a video of this ;)


IMO Funniest Thread of the Year 2013: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/177837-brand-new-ct-sounds-1254-already-being-a-pos/
OFFICIAL Funniest Thread of the Year 2014: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/182497-off-topic-building-a-box-no-bass-what-to-do/

On 4/30/2014 at 9:23 PM, meade916 said:

hahahah Gunnem that shit is funny bro

On 7/4/2014 at 8:22 AM, Soccerballzs said:

Gunnem You crack me up!! Love the pics!!!

On 6/12/2014 at 10:58 AM, JEFFYBOI said:

You got a funny personality. Which is cool man, unlike some of the dicks on here. :ph34r:

Be Nice to EVERYONE or ignore them: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/198751-bickering-acting-an-asshole-ban

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Local guy(and fellow forum member)has one on around 3K and I'm unsure of how he set his gains, but I smell coil after a couple of songs. Be careful with the gain setting and keep your nose on top of it. Don't play hard on it when you have a cold, you won't want to miss something ;)

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Im not the one you want to try to troll. Just a fyi for you.

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Jacob, I was under the impression a 3ft^3 box was the correct airspace for a Zv4 12. Are you saying that a 2.25-2.5 box would be better?

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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited (Mine)HEAD UNIT: Pioneer AVH-X5500BHSBASS DRIVER: Sundown Audio [email protected] dailySUBWOOFER: (4) Sundown Audio Zv4 18d1BOX: under constructionMID/HI DRIVER(s): JBL PX300.4, Powerbass ASA600.4, Audiopipe 6002, American Bass SQ50FRONT DECK: Pioneer TS Pro 6.5, Power Acoustic nb-1, (4) American Bass SQ4.0 KICK PANEL: Kicker KS65 components REAR DECK: Powerbass XL Pro 6.5, Pioneer TS Pro 8's, Power Acoustic nb-2, Powerbass s412 4x10, (2) Crescendo pwx 10"ELECTRICAL: Big 3, all KNU & AP OFC 0awg on 240amp Mechman Alt, Audiopipe batt meter, (2) Scorpin batt metersBATTERIES: (3) XS Power 3400's, KInetic HC1800, Kinetic HC2000MISC: Fat Mat on all doors, Old setup: (4) SA15d4's on an NS1 151.0 on TL sealed 2010 Honda Civic LX (Wife's) 142.1 TL sealed trunkHEAD UNIT: Pioneer AVH-X7500BHS with Massive Audio EQ7BASS DRIVER: (2) Powerbass ASA1500.1d's(strapped) 3240w clamped @ 10.8v lol(stock alt)SUBWOOFERS: (1) Sundown Audio Zv4 12d2BOX: Custom built by me 3ft^3 @ 35hzMID/HI DRIVER: Powerbass ASA600.4FRONT DOORS: Alpine Sps610cREAR DOORS: Alpine Sps610cELECTRICAL: All Audiopipe 0awg, Big 3, Stinger batt meter, stock 90amp alt<p>BATTERIES: (2) Kinetic HC1400's, XS Power XP950

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you would be more likely to damage the lead-wire via clipping or perhaps even damage the spider itself physically.

In one of our test bench setups here (Jovanni's Golf) on a 3500D @ 0.5 ohm

we saw these type of things before thermal failure.

He did have a massive 3 cubic foot box for one 12" woofer)

i sure wish there was a video of this ;)

There should be plenty out there floating around.


- Jacob Fuller

- Owner, Sundown Audio

- Sundown Audio on FACEBOOK

- Please DO NOT PM ME -- use my email address -- [email protected]

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Jacob, I was under the impression a 3ft^3 box was the correct airspace for a Zv4 12. Are you saying that a 2.25-2.5 box would be better?

I'm sure he's referring to when you throw double the rated power on it, hence the reason for shrinking the enclosure.


Im not the one you want to try to troll. Just a fyi for you.

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Im throwing 3200w+ to mine daily. So would a smaller enclosure, say 2.25 to 2.5 be better than the 3cu i have now??


2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited (Mine)HEAD UNIT: Pioneer AVH-X5500BHSBASS DRIVER: Sundown Audio [email protected] dailySUBWOOFER: (4) Sundown Audio Zv4 18d1BOX: under constructionMID/HI DRIVER(s): JBL PX300.4, Powerbass ASA600.4, Audiopipe 6002, American Bass SQ50FRONT DECK: Pioneer TS Pro 6.5, Power Acoustic nb-1, (4) American Bass SQ4.0 KICK PANEL: Kicker KS65 components REAR DECK: Powerbass XL Pro 6.5, Pioneer TS Pro 8's, Power Acoustic nb-2, Powerbass s412 4x10, (2) Crescendo pwx 10"ELECTRICAL: Big 3, all KNU & AP OFC 0awg on 240amp Mechman Alt, Audiopipe batt meter, (2) Scorpin batt metersBATTERIES: (3) XS Power 3400's, KInetic HC1800, Kinetic HC2000MISC: Fat Mat on all doors, Old setup: (4) SA15d4's on an NS1 151.0 on TL sealed 2010 Honda Civic LX (Wife's) 142.1 TL sealed trunkHEAD UNIT: Pioneer AVH-X7500BHS with Massive Audio EQ7BASS DRIVER: (2) Powerbass ASA1500.1d's(strapped) 3240w clamped @ 10.8v lol(stock alt)SUBWOOFERS: (1) Sundown Audio Zv4 12d2BOX: Custom built by me 3ft^3 @ 35hzMID/HI DRIVER: Powerbass ASA600.4FRONT DOORS: Alpine Sps610cREAR DOORS: Alpine Sps610cELECTRICAL: All Audiopipe 0awg, Big 3, Stinger batt meter, stock 90amp alt<p>BATTERIES: (2) Kinetic HC1400's, XS Power XP950

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