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Old 12-09-2009, 01:51 AM   #1
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Subwoofer scratching?

sub: Audioque HD3-15
Amp: Power Acoustik 2200w (supposed RMS but what ever)

i had this subwoofer for almost 4 years now, so im thinking that might have something to with it. but maybe its blown? and i think something is loose on the inside.

ok, so i was turning around in a dirt parking lot and than turned my volume down to talk on the phone. and then i tried to put the volume up and it didnt go anywhere. i think i finally blown it or something. but now when ever i play it, if i turn it up where there is actually audible bass, it will play a little, stop, play a little, stop and so forth. but the whole time it makes like an audible scratching noise. i know its not the amp because when i take out the RCAs the subwoofer will still make the noise.

now i havent taken anything out and looked at it, but im just trying to get some ideas on what i should be looking for when i take the subwoofer out tomorrow. . .

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:46 AM   #2
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take it out, check the tinsel leads, if they are fine my guess is the coil.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:48 AM   #3
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thats what im thinking,but i just hate the fact of having to listen to just my front and middle stage. i hate having no BOOM BOOM BOOM.... ugh, i think i will will message Audioque, maybe they have some parts or a recone or something. im just worried im going to see like a cracked motor after 'banging' the stereo while its really cold out or something like that.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:23 AM   #4
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the odds of it being a motor or basket problem on that driver and quite low, a recone should fix her up
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:26 AM   #5
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X2 on cracking your basket, i'd highly doubt that. sounds like you've got a misaligned coil/coil rubbing, and you know what it takes to get that fixed (recone)
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:31 AM   #6
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ive had baskets crack, but never a metal one.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:50 AM   #7
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It's the coil. I know it's probably user error, But....

But I have to say I have heard of more combined problems with AudioQue subs than any others in the last couple of months. That's why you don't hear me recomending them that much. I know I'm stepping on a lot of peoples toes that use and/or recomend these subwoofers in every other thread, but hey I'm just calling it like I see it. It may just be unlucky odds combined with user error, but I will not be spending any of my hard-earned money on these subs till I start seeing better odds.

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Old 12-09-2009, 05:06 AM   #8
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the sub is not bad, the amp on the other hand is meh at best, but the money that i spent is fine. i had another amp that worked amazingly with it, but i ended up selling the sub and amp and getting the sub back with out the amp. the amp was a PCA-1500D.

as far as user error... haha hell yea! recently the past week or two, i definately beem pushing it far beyond its limits, especially in this cold. i will NOT deny that. but if it is not that too expensive to fix, it will be worth it. haha! and this subwoofer has won many competitions, so you really can not say that it is not a good nor worth the money.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:12 AM   #9
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send it to david, he can recone it to orginal or give you an upgraded coil for more throw/power handling..
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:19 AM   #10
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whose david? i have not been on here in a while.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:42 AM   #11
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PA amps are not as bad as some will have you believe. I would put it above Hifonics any day.

Unless you are clipping it, A PA amp isn;t gonna hurt your sub.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:50 AM   #12
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recently, i havent changed the settings, but the volume has been far above what i normally have been listening too. . .so clipping, could definately be a strong posssiblity. hopefully it wont be too damn expensive.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:31 PM   #13
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so i contacted audioque about a recone kit, its 125 + 15 for shipping. what a bad season to happen in
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:52 PM   #14
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ok, so i took out my subwoofer. i found out that the screws holding it in, was broken off. only found the tops of the screw. so im wondering if the bottoms of some the screws managed to get inside the actual motor of the subwoofer because there is no cap over the hole on the bottom of the magnets.

but i looked at the subwoofer, and when i push the cone in, it makes a scratching noise. there is no visable damage. the surround, cone, spyder all seem perfect. the magnets dont seem chipped or scratched. and when i looked in the hole i did not see anything. . .

any ideas?

and sorry if i didnt make it clear, but im just wondering on ways to fix it. . . am i really going to need the recone kit? i mean i think its just one broken VC but im not sure, because it still plays at low volume.

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Old 12-10-2009, 02:58 AM   #15
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any one know how to disassemble a subwoofer to see whats going on? or know of any write ups?
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