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Hey all -

I've read a few things like this before.. Luckily I don't think any permanent damage is done, but i thought i'd get some other opinions.

I just got my Type R installed in my new box , and was playing it ... Really loud.

I was playing the ROE Beat with the Type R powered off of my Bazooka El 1500 (500 rms), and had gain/bass boost turned up (stupid, I know, but I had to see what it could do in the new box), and I smelled burning.. I also played some test tones.

I went to the back, and it was definitely the subwoofer. Is it just the glue on the voice coils melting? I've heard this happens the first time you really play it loudly, so I'm wondering if this is the case.

Also, it was only playing for less than 5 minutes.

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Type r's always smell like that in my experence with everyone i have owned, and ik a few ppl that run them and they experence it also.
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They smell like that.. all the time? Or just the first time you abuse (so to speak) it?

And it's not going to be a problem, is it? Assuming I don't continuously run a Bazooka with gains turned up (lol)
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They do sound like that when in use and abused for long periods of time....From what i can tell you just got it and didnt even break it in so it can be a break in odor or just you cooking the coil......from now on give it a couple of hours or better yet a week to break in and then let it rip lol....
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Does it come with an itching sensation...redness...inflamation?
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it is probably just excess glue burning, mine did that for a bit.. although, with your gains all the way up like that.. it could be really bad clipping.. turn that crap down,
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Also if you where playing that roe beat the dude made. Im sure that songs clips like crazy. So the song being at high clip rate and your sub amp maxed it prob clipped the sub a bit. But im sure you dident break nothing yet.
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if its still working then your fine ive herd of people free airing the subs to break them in
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if you do go free air, play a 20hz tone for a few hours.. not at high volumes.. just enough to get it moving a bit.. also, yeah... if that song has clipped signals.. along with your gains being cranked all the way up.. you are just basically sending a clipped signal times 10
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I've had the subwoofer for a couple months.. It's just been in a pre-fab box.

I've played it fairly loud in the past, just never with the gains turned up, and never with test tones.

But yeah, the sub is definitely broken in by now. And I don't think I know what to listen for when the subwoofer clips. I know all about the technical definition of clipping, about how the wave is cut-off, or clipped (square), yadda yadda, but I'm not sure I recognize when my subwoofer clips.

I think I know when my speakers clip, like when the bass is turned up and at high volumes when they can't play the low frequencies, but I'm not sure about subwoofers.

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It was your gains. Clipping can quickly cause even underpowered speakers coils to smell. Set them correctly, and be easy on the bass boost.
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