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Old 03-04-2005, 01:29 AM   #1
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So i decided to investigate the rattling in the nova. There'* lots of stuff that have rattled, so i was just gonna poke around after work last night.

Bad Idea. Nothing in the car is rattling, save the Woofer. All rattles aside the sound still isn't half bad, i'm just curious as to how i blew it now. It really hasn't been used in the last 6 months till i picked it up 2 weeks ago, in the COLD COLD weather. And I haven't pushed it too hard either. Maybe i'll shoot a video tomorrow.
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well subs can only blow "2 ways".

overheating/melting vc

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mechanical stress, like jumping gap or bottoming out bad enough to smash the coil up.
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it'* in a bandpass box, so it'* got a sealed enclosure keeping it sprung. Maybe it'* just loose in there? Or a wiring box is...
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Subs are a lot harder to blow than most people think, I'd be willing to bet something is loose in/around your box.
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Well it'* only going when the sub is cycling pretty hard. It'* not a bad coil, but like a loose part? Maybe if i get bored tomorrow...
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Yeah man, it sounds like it is probably just making something rattle.

Although you say it is when you are running it hard, maybe it'* clipping?
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sorry not trying to jack the thread but, what is clipping? my audiobahns a making a loud clicking noise when i turn it up loud
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sorry not trying to jack the thread but, what is clipping? my audiobahns a making a loud clicking noise when i turn it up loud
Sounds like your amp is not powerful enough.
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Clipping is when speakers are too loud/getting more power than they can handle, makes a buzzing noise...kinda sounds like they are "hitting" somehthing.
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Isnt clipping when the amplifier is trying to put out more power than it can, and results in cutting the peaks off of the sine waves? The mechanical sounds the speaker makes can be caused by too much clean power as well.
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