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yup, the total count of blown 12 inch Rockford Fozgate Punches in my bro's car is now 3...

the 1st two lasted 2 weeks..

the new one lasted 2 days...

is this bullshit or what..?

what are your experiences with these speakers?
 

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Turn the amp gain down. After a certain point, the sub won't go any louder. You're just pumping extra power to blow the sub.
 

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well, he has two amps...

but the thing is, he had 2 10s before, and those were taken out, and replaced with the Punches...

they never gave any problems, and he used to put the volume higher with those...


they were kenwoods, i believe..
 

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are you properly breaking in the sub, most subs require a break in period.
 

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the old punches were slightly used...

the new one was use around, 17 (head unit goes up to 31), and it just blew out...

normally i'd say it's just a cheap one, but 3..?

and two different models too..
 

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You gotta listen very carefully to prevent distortion. When it so loud, its hard to tell sometime. Try lower the gain and increase it slowly and pay attention to distortion. It should be all clean solid bass, not vibrations. The bass should just hit hard but not shacking everything.
I blew my first sub too, good to have warranty :p:
Was cranking it higher and higher and boom.
 

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Ive seen nothing but crap from fosgate's speaker too.

blew 2 12"s and betweem me and my friends, 6- 2 or 3-way speakers.

never buying fosgate speakers again.
 

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oh, he's decided to get one, open air 15 inch solo baric (sp?)...

can you say "DAY-UM"..?

my bro's no stranger to sound systems, he's had multiple systems in the Camry, and now in his SC300...

he's been working with them since he was 15 (he's 22 now), and this is the first time he's blown a sub...

 

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Solo barics arent open air...

15" L7's need like 1.5-3.5 cubic feet of box to work to their potential.

he wont blow them though.
 

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he might not have said open air barics, but i remember him saying something about open air and all that stuff, i might have gotten confused...

but the solo barics part was right..:p:
 

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solo barics are the shiznit for one hellava loud and good sounding system. with the right amp, those things can KILL you!

 

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yeah, his friend used to have them in his 5000watt camaro...

shattered his windshield..:eek:
 

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the L7's arent the cleanest thing in world. But they sure are loud, im doign to fo them in a fiberglass wheel well box. Looks pretty cool, YES Phi i still need to paint it..........or do i :wink:
 

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what amp are you using and how are you setting your gains?
 

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I have no hate for rf, but check these pics out of a REALLY blown P2 I lifted from another forum.




The pic taker swears its not a boot to the cone. See that burnt coil? Ouch!
 

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yea, i never like rockford fosgate subs cuz i hear a lot of bad stuff bout them
 

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their 6 x 9 arent good too

do they still make good amps. i have no problem wit my 201s
 
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