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Old 09-08-2002, 02:34 PM   #1
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Do subs get louder after they're broke in?

I just installed an IDQ 10(a refurb model from last year), and the output is not that great . The sub sounds very good SQ wise but not that loud. It is in a sealed .6ft^3 enclosure with 300 watts rms. Should I wait to see if the sub gets louder or should I choose another sub? I only paid $50 for it so I still have cash to buy another sub.
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Old 09-08-2002, 02:37 PM   #2
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i didnt think that subs could get louder after they were broke in, but my eclipse aluminums have proved me wrong....
each of my 15 inch eclipse aluminums have gotten noticably louder after a few days of playtime
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Old 09-08-2002, 03:48 PM   #3
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some do some don't.. hows that for a technical answer?
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Old 09-08-2002, 04:15 PM   #4
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I don't think you'll have luck getting more output from that driver after a break-in period. Many people complain about the output of IDQ drivers. I also have IDQ's and I'm very happy with the output I get. Then again, I'm runing (2) IDQ15's.

Anyway...I don't think they got any louder after they were broken in.

But Boomin's right...some drivers do sound louder after a break-in period. When I had HCCA's, they seemed to get much louder after being broken in.

I'm quite confident that you'll get much more output if you port that driver. If you can afford the space, I'd suggest you try it before you run out and get another driver.
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Old 09-08-2002, 04:51 PM   #5
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It all depends on how stiff the suspension is... my Brahma was so stiff I could barely move the cone when I got it. After a few days it loosed up quite a bit, and it reached full excursion easier (eg: more efficiency) -- so yah, it technically got louder.

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Old 09-08-2002, 05:52 PM   #6
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same with edesigns A's when i 1st got mine just sitting on table cone would hardly move when u pushed it... i really ain't got a chance to break them in yet been in sealed so long..
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