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#583865 - 08/01/04 07:19 PM How do you know if a voice coil on your sub is blown?
PeteNYC
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It may sound like a dumb question, but I want to know how do you know audibly, if your sub's voice coils are blown?

Furthermore, if they are NOT blown, how much "voice" is supposed to come out of them. Do the voice coils actually give out a voice type sound or what exactly. I have the 12W6V2 and have dual voice coils and was curious to know what should I be looking for out of the voice coils so if they blew I would know it happened.

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#583866 - 08/01/04 07:31 PM Re: How do you know if a voice coil on your sub is blown?
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If your voice coils were bad the subs would be very distorted if not, they probably woudln't work at all the voice coil is a coil of wire that when electricity passes through it creates a magnetic field which interacts with the magnet which causes the spider to move back and forth which moves the cone thus producing the sound. I would take your sub out of your encloser and take a close look at it. The most common problem with bad subs is the glude holding the spider to the cone goes bad. When voice coils go bad there is a terrible smell that goes along with it and some white smoke.
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#583867 - 08/01/04 07:35 PM Re: How do you know if a voice coil on your sub is blown?
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35hertz...


I never thought my sub was blown, just curious on the term "voicecoils". Just in case it did ever happen then I 'd know what to look for.
I had my front 4 speakers off for something and heard just the sub and didnt hear almost any "voice". Sounds dumb, but you guys know better.

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#583868 - 08/01/04 08:00 PM Re: How do you know if a voice coil on your sub is blown?
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voice coils have absolutly nothing to do with making voices audible. a human voice is well about the frequency played by a sub
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#583869 - 08/01/04 08:06 PM Re: How do you know if a voice coil on your sub is blown?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by PeteNYC:
Just in case it did ever happen then I 'd know what to look for.
You'll smell it and see it. Badass smell with some white smoke coming out of the box. Trust me when I say you cant mistake that smell ;\)
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#583870 - 08/01/04 10:50 PM Re: How do you know if a voice coil on your sub is blown?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by solobaricsrock3:
 Quote:
Originally posted by PeteNYC:
Just in case it did ever happen then I 'd know what to look for.
You'll smell it and see it. Badass smell with some white smoke coming out of the box. Trust me when I say you cant mistake that smell ;\)
HAHA couldnt agree more!!! you cannot mistake that smaell the COLOR of your face will turn as follows.... :p :p :p after ya smell that lol.
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#583871 - 08/01/04 11:03 PM Re: How do you know if a voice coil on your sub is blown?
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Just wondering, will there always be smoke if something like that happens?
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#583872 - 08/01/04 11:10 PM Re: How do you know if a voice coil on your sub is blown?
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I fried a couple subs and since it took a while for it to happen, there was no noticable smoke. My own stupidity just disregarded the raunchy smell that they made :rolleyes:
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#583873 - 08/02/04 03:34 AM Re: How do you know if a voice coil on your sub is blown?
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Originally posted by skinrock:
Just wondering, will there always be smoke if something like that happens?
Not always, I've fried a few subs and no smoke.

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#583874 - 08/02/04 03:45 AM Re: How do you know if a voice coil on your sub is blown?
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So basically, you will pretty much know audibly? I mean, I smelled some weird burning a couple times, but cut it down right away, and never noticed any decrease in performance. I mean, if you blow something, you're gonna know, right?
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