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Old 11-11-2004, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought Alpine's new X-Type sub, one of the greatest days of my life. I was really lookin forward to hookin it up when i got home ,but it was too late so i had to wait til the next day. I woke up bright and early before school and i started working on it. My old subs, 2 R Types, were dvc, just like my new X Type. So it should be hooked up the exact same, cause it's wired the exact same and is in essence the exact same. I hooked it up and was hoping for bass, but instead i heard nothing. I looked to make sure everything was hooked up in the amp and it was. The blue power light on the back of the amp, 8002T Audiobahn Intake Series, was flashing red. Next to the red light there was written Protection. I had it running for no more than 1 minute and by the time i went into hte car to shut it off i heard a poof and a crack and smoke startin rollin outa the amp. Does anyone know what woulda caused this? Why would it blow now and not before? All the wiring was the same?
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you didnt disconnect your power cable from your battery
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maybe your wiring of the sub was wrong? or could have been some wires were touching ground? and you said that you had 2 type R DVC's, so the wiring could be different because your only running one now
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right. If you wire it the same from 2 subs to 1 you dropped the resistance in half. Amp is gone.

He didnt need to disconnect the battery unless the radio was on, thus turning the amp on. Otherwise the circuit isn't closed and there is no power flowing.
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i thought since its hooked up directly to the battery,the power is always there at the amp, but the amps not receiving signal(sound) from the head unit unless the head unit is on
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If that were true then the amp would always be on with nothing to output, and drain the battery.

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El pres is right, there is a third wire going into the power block, it should be called the ignition or acc wire, it tells the amp when to turn, usually the other end is hooked up to the deck. This way it is not normally running. Sucks that your amp blew, you where probally running in a 2 ohm mode, and you dropped down to 1 ohm, and with that amp I am not sure if it can take it. Have you decided what amp you are going to buy now? I would suggest ripped out the old wiring for the sub, and hooking it up in a 4ohm config.
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The wiring for the two subs was exactly the same. I never took the time to open up the box and look at it but they were either spliced or soddered or something together, but they came outa just one hook up on the sub box, just like my new sub does. The sub is wired correctly. Positive to positive, negative to negative and then one positive and one negative to the box hook up-made sure possitives were to possitives. Just to make my self at ease-there is no way something could be fucked up with my sub or it could have been wrecked from blowing the amp? Cause i think i would be sick if i wrecked that sub. Blowin a 200 dollar amp is plenty-i will admit i did want a bigger amp and now i have an excuse to get one-but if i blew my 400 dollar sub too-i think i would kill somone. What kinda amp would you recommend on a low budget? Somwhere in the ballpark of 300-350?
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I'd like to make a comment about everyone on this forum-it's amazing how many people reply so quickly to my question. I posted this same question on a car audio forum, caraudioforum.com to be exact, and it's been there for a week. It's been viewed by 9 people and replied by none. There whole forum is for the specific reason of stereo's and yet they still other less support and help then a site that has stereo's and other electronics as minor off the main subject topics. Kinda sad on there part
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Just realized i still haven't posted pics of my Kick ass sub. So everyone who sees this can say they were the first people to ever witness Wade Kissner's Alpine X Type, aka the most beautiful thing in the world. The box isn't staying, i'm just using it cause it was laying around and i needed something to break it in in and i don't have my ported box that i plan on putting it in yet! And here's my blown amp
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I would recomend a Mono Rockfod Fosgate amp
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What model number and what wattage's do they have? And prices?
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http://www.cardomain.com/shop theres a list of amps there
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for your budget, kenwood kac-7201. Simply amazing for the price.

also a big fan of alpine amps if you feel like spending more.
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Negative on the spending of more money. I don't have money to spend. I got around 360 dollars to spend on an amp. Wattage i'm lookin for is anywhere from 1000-1500.
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