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lolzitsmtss 
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Posted: September 28, 2004 at 5:46 PM / IP Logged  
I have gotten 2 brand new L7's from kicker and they are clipping? what causes clipping?
I guess that guy has subs.
Ravendarat 
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Posted: September 28, 2004 at 5:49 PM / IP Logged  
Amps cause clipping and head units cause clipping not subs. Describe what is happening when the system is "clipping"
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lolzitsmtss 
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But i went to my installer and he checked the amp and the amp is fine then what he did was try each sub and my right one worked without clipping but my left one didn't. he said the sub is the problem... now could the wire on the left side be bad or neg/pos we bad? its a mono amp...what should i do?
I guess that guy has subs.
lolzitsmtss 
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It gets to a certain volume and then shuts off then it comes back on with a big bump then shuts off. this only happens on medium volume.. when its low it doesnt clip.

I guess that guy has subs.
Ravendarat 
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I am guessing you could have a seperated voice coil on that driver, but ti is not clipping, its cutting out.
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lolzitsmtss 
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Posted: September 28, 2004 at 5:55 PM / IP Logged  
o..my installer said clipping so thats why i said clipping? what causes it to cut out?
I guess that guy has subs.
Ravendarat 
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Like I said, it sounds like a seperated voice coil to me in which case you need to get the sub repaiRED / replaced.
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lolzitsmtss 
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Posted: September 28, 2004 at 6:00 PM / IP Logged  

even if there brand new? why would they both shut off if only 1 sub is defective? why when i hook only one up it goes to higher volumes. The defective sub cut out at a much higher volume then it usually does..

sorry for so many questions but im just picking your brain now =)

I guess that guy has subs.
Ravendarat 
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Posted: September 28, 2004 at 6:19 PM / IP Logged  
OK here we go. It is possible that your sub is dead shorting, in which the amp may cut its output until it doesnt detect the short anymore, and since it only happens at high volumes that is why I suggest a seperated voice coil as I have seen quite a few times where the driver will play at low volumes but when turned up it cuts out. It could very easily bee a factory defect right from kicker so thats why I said just take it back and get a new one.
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check to make sure your tinsel leads arnt touching the basket or that your wires are not touching the basket or each other at all
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