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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 09:50 PM
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i am now on my second 12" L7 sub and i dont want to blow this one and go through all of the trouble of getting a new one again, i have been told that the break-in period for one of these is 500 hours. This sounds rediculous to me, when can i turn the amp way up and pound this sub hard? the amp is a kicker zx 750.1 I have been playin the sub at about 1/4 power on the amp and about 1/2 bass boost for a little over a week now.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 11:27 PM
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Yea, 500 hours.... you just keep playing that sumbitch and tell us how it really sounds.... 3 years from now


I played mine at about 30 - 40% for about a week to a week and a half.... been bangin' them for over a year and they still sound great....
post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-04-2006, 11:40 PM
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I know I will get jumped and bashed for saying this. But I installed Kicker subs for a year and a half and I replaced so many of them because they weren't "broken in" that I lost count after the first couple months. And I would have the same problems with them in Kicker's prefabbed box, so the problem was not my box. I wouldn't even use a Kicker sub for a paper weight I hate them so much.....

But that's just one man's experience and opinion.

Just don't rag on it for the first couple days and let all the parts that flex loosen up a bit. And MAKE SURE you aren't getting any distortion through that sub or you will be replacing it again.
 
post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 04:58 AM
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Originally posted by LavaSurfer:
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Just don't rag on it for the first couple days and let all the parts that flex loosen up a bit. And MAKE SURE you aren't getting any distortion through that sub or you will be replacing it again.
I've been told to give it about 2 weeks minimum [img]graemlins/5.gif[/img] . Personaly, at the start of the second week I would slowly start "Pushing the Bar" a lil' higher with the gain on my amp (KX850.2) and turning up the Vol as well
post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 11:41 AM
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If you gotta turn your amp up over halfway thats your problem there.
post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 12:14 PM
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I had alot of problems with those subs in a sealed box. Ported they work much better. In the sealed they always burn the lead wires from the connector to the voice coil. Good luck with your sub.
post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 01:04 PM
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s**t, when I have Cerwin Vega's, I went through at least 2 subs every 4 - 6 weeks b/c I would just through them in the car and start bumpin' away.... of course I was also running a Rockford amp....nuff said


Lay them low for about 10 days, its worth the wait.
post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by thebassbin.com:
Break-in Period: Due to the complex nature of Kicker Solo-Baric L7 speakers, they require a break-in period in order to produce optimum low-bass response. The high-performance suspension system makes the speakers very stiff "out-of-the-box". Approximately 2 weeks of daily playing will allow the suspension to break-in and reach its optimum equilibrium. A "broken-in" subwoofer will exhibit stronger bass performance, smoother response, and greater low-bass extension.
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 02:59 PM
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thats what i heard also... so play your Southern Smoke and 3 6 mafia, and Young Dro-Jackie Chan song at a decent volume...like where u can talk a lilttle bit inside to somebody...it will loosen up the speaker surround some.i'm sure u notice quality speakers are always super stiff out of the box.
post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 07:39 PM
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after the break in are u telling me i can't put that zx750.1 up over 1/2 on power? the box is ported
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