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ALEX cassanova
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ALEX cassanova Jul 6, 11:25am - #217121 
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for Sony Explode users. please read and help! drama

i have 2 woofers and an amp..i believe its the strongest explode amp there is..and two 12 inch explodes..well the guy who installed it did the two positive in one side where on woofer goes and the negatives on the other woofer side..apparently that makes the woofer louder..now everytime there is liike 5 minutes into use the woofers turn off at times..what can this be..i feel as if there isnt enough power going to the woofers?? i have a 2.0 capacitor what can i do?? i havent had a chance to hear the explodes full potential hey people are they really that weak or can they be loud?? thanx and what can i do about the problem..?
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ravertony Jul 6, 3:52pm - #217122 
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well the installer is smart and dumb at the same time, the thing he did with the wiring is called bridging and it gives you more power by merging the two channels into one giving you about twice the power but Xplod amps are already bridge in the newer models, so he shouldnt do that because its causing more resistance because two wires are tryin to drain juice frome pipeline now which in turn makes your subs weaker. The amp turning off is probably the safety feature it has from overheating or shorts. check to make sure its gettin open air too cool off. Xplods are not the best but me and my cousin made these pretty loud except they lack potential on the low end frequencies.

if you have any more questions go ahead and ask, and if you can post pic of the amp and subs so i can know which ones you have
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Simple Jul 6, 3:53pm - #217123 

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where did he mount the woofer?
it sounds like it could be overheating.

but as for the loudness thing, you may want to go through your deck and tweak the subwoofer settings to your liking. i know some installers don't set the bass very high when they do the install.

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ravertony Jul 6, 5:53pm - #217124 
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^^ i cant really say because i dont know which model xplod subs and amps. cause there is the regular version (they are weak and cheap), the P5 (pentagon) (pretty good and look nice), and then the Aluminum Version (Really nice, actually competes with other brands..)

find a pic on the internet of the amp and subs and ill help you more grin

im switchin my system to a different company cause Sony is okay but not enough on car applications, Sony is best for Home Audio thumbsup
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ALEX cassanova Jul 6, 6:05pm - #217125 
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ok its this amp
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39738&item=5707922241&rd=1
and the woofers are the red 12 inch octagonal woofers..regular ones..they also put a thinner than a 4 gauge wire ..u dont think that can be the problem??if so let me know.. let me know
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ravertony Jul 6, 8:32pm - #217126 
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^^ the amp is okay but probably will not be enough for what you want
and yeah the gauge wire is a problem, you need a 4 gauge because of the resistance from the distance of the battery to the amp

if you want to keep goin with Sony, which i wouldnt suggest for the long run, get the P5 Amp

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-K15UMvlWjqe...amp;search=sony

or this one if your tight on money

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-K15UMvlWjqe...amp;search=sony
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