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By Sion Nnjs Stephens
I'm not a pro in this area so please be patient.
I recently had my sub installed at a shop in my area along with an amp and a lc7i. Whenever I crank the volume up I get this
low rumbling sound from the sub. It makes this noise even when there is no bass in the music I'm listening to (i.e. intro, outro). However,
it doesn't make this noise while the music is paused. When I looked in my trunk i noticed that they ran all of my signal cables with my power and ground, so I figure there's a ground issue. I
went back to have it looked at and the guy told me that since my car is so small it will make that noise due to the amount of bass that I have, and if it was
in the trunk of a small car instead of the back of an suv I wouldn't hear it. None of this sounds correct to me, am I correct in assuming that he was just being lazy?
I also noticed that my bass knob does not turn my amp all the way off. When the knob is all the way down I can still hear my sub, just at a much lower volume. Is this normal?
Oh yeah, due to my sub being a 2ohm and my amp not being 1ohm stable I am forced for now to operate at a 4ohm load. This is only pushing 750 watts to a sub that 1100 watts is
recommended for. The instructions say that I can safely power it with 500-1200 watts rms. Could this be a contributing factor?
2009 BMW X3 single Kicker Comp Q 15 Kicker ZXS1500.1 Audiocontrol LC7i
So, this will be one slowwww ass build. I just got the truck not very long ago. As soon as I got it I started to work on the little things that were wrong with it. This will be both a performance build log and audio. So first things first. I stripped all the interior so I can have access to the floor to clean it and apply some second skin. I bought a 40 pound box of b stock Second Skin (which I used up on the floor). I used the 40 pound box and about another box and a half (20 sheets) of damp pro. Overall I got a minimum of 2 layers some spots 3/4. Reason I put so much emphasis on the floor is because the trucks exhaust will be loud once it's done. Anyway here are some pictures.
SOTM is back! We had a long absence but are ready to get this ball rolling again with some awesome prizes!!!
This month we are doing things a little bit different. This month is another reverse SOTM that many people wanted to see again.
To enter you have to take a pic of the trunk/hatch/cargo area and of you (the member) next to the car that has NO STEREO (I.E. no subs/amps) that you will be installing the system in.
The car does not have to be yours. It could be your brothers, sisters, mom, dad, friends, significant other, etc as long as it has no system. If you have upgraded that joke of a "headunit" which came with the car from the factory we will let that slide.
So lets get these entries going ladies and gentleman!
This months prizes are sponsored by Sundown Audio and 1 lucky winner is going to receive (1) SAE-1000Dv2 and (2) E-12v3 D4 subwoofers!
Here are the rules:
1. ANYONE can enter as long as you can meet the terms above about installing into the car with no stereo.
2. Any previous SOTM Winner is eligible.
3. New members welcome.
4. No tearing out your stereo just to enter (that's cheating)!
5. Take a pic of your empty trunk/hatch/cargo area.
6. Take a pic of you next to said car that will be entering.
7. Post those 2 photos on this thread to enter, If your missing one or the other you will NOT be entered! You can use this site to host the photos if you shrink the photos down, otherwise use Imgur, imageshack, or any other image hosting site. DO NOT use photobucket because they will not display!!!
8. Steve (meade916) will be doing a live drawing to pick the winner on the last day of the month.
9. Steve (meade916) said if we get enough entries he will personally do a 2nd and 3rd place prize!
001- Tahoe Dmo
010- Mr DeeBeez
015- K Caudill
018- Carlo Walker
019- theogerectus maximus
021- Getting low
026- Ed N Brandy Parker
033- barney jr
034- Emanuel Garcia
035- Landon's Dodge dart
040- Big daddy 817
047- Monty M
050- Kevin West
054- All cash profit
059- Phillip Whirley
064- Marcos Lopez
068- sundown edgar
076- Renee' 73
078- Lidia Viesca
079- Carolina smd
081- Andy Jarrett
092- Nicholas Rechichi
096- Forever MCT
105- Mr. Wineglass
108- Kyle Cook
110- Eric G
118- Jordan Walsh
*Any SMD Member that is caught cheating or manipulating the voting process in any way will be banned from SMD with extreme prejudice! Each SMD Member is allowed to vote only one time - that means each MEMBER . . . not each IP Address . . . not each user name. At SMD, we have a ZERO tolerance policy on groaning, whining, or bellyaching within SOTM so just don't do it. SOTM is a way for us to give back to our members - we encourage you to get your system in tip top shape and enter. If you don't win, there's always next month.
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