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I have a 75 watt mirage nano 8 inch sub, it's really meant for quality, not quantity, but I need a little more out of it, anyone have any ideas, I've heard that poly fill can make it more efficient and make the coil work less, so louder results. If I had the money, I want this pioneer sub that my friend had, a 700 watt 18 inch sub or something like that, it was unaturally large.

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Lextone9 years ago
Its more of a question of what are you driving it with. Are you running an amp?
Punkguyta (author)  Lextone9 years ago
Well I have two kenwood amps in a stack, one is my main amp, it handles my tower technics speakers, the second one is stacked on top and it's handleing the rear channels (it was a $1200 unit). My subwoofer has an internal amp, and I drive it from the high level inputs as I do have a subwoofer rca line out on the amp, but it's shut off by default and I don't own the remote to it.
. If the sub-woofer has a built-in amp, that amp is matched to the driver (or should be) and will, presumably, give the best sound. . You should be able to find the remote codes for the external power amp online and program a universal remote so that you can activate the sub-woofer output. . . Or get a bigger power amp.
Punkguyta (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
Actually, I have one more question if you will of some importance I forgot to ask. There were two models of my subwoofer manufactured, one was meant to go with the specific nanostat speakers, it was all a set, the other was sold seperatly but had crossover and fade controls and whatnot, mine only has the volume control knob. What's the chances there's still the same control board inside and I just need to hook up control knobs for the crossover? I definatly know I could tune it to some aspect if I could do that. Right now, the freq is set a little too high on my subwoofer because a lot of the bass is up there with my tower speakers and kinda explains why it's shit. Thanks
Punkguyta (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
Well I know I can get codes for it, but unfortunatly I don't feel like spending $60 on a redicioulously priced remote with a lcd in it. And I know it's matched, but I was looking to see if I could do something to the cabinet or something to give it a harder "punch"
. I doubt that you will be able to much with the enclosure, but there is a LOT of info out there on cabinet design. . . I think what you are trying to do is limit the over-travel of the driver, which tends to make the sound "mushy." Enclosure design, particularly porting, can affect over-travel, but a good amp with plenty of reserve power will do the most good. . . It could be that you are expecting too much from a small driver - an 8" sub just ain't gonna shake the ground.
Punkguyta (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
Maybe you're right, it was meant for the musical end, quality not quantity. I was looking for some kind of quick fix as I don't have a whole lot of money right now. I can't even find an amplifier to power my technics speakers, I'm guessing if I could, I could probably ditch the sub all together (prolly won't, they make a difference no matter how quiet). 110 watts per channel doesn't drive a pair of 260 watt speakers too loudly. Also, I got one more question for you, when I have both channels on (I run my subwoofer on my secondary channel) and turn it up really loud, my tower speakers get really distorted, but if I turn the sub off then I can turn the amp right up to 0 (it's in db) and it's clear. Also too, would you have an idea of what would be a good place to sap power from for a fan? If I turn it up to around -4db or so, it will usually go into protect mode and shut off (I wasn't fukin kidding when I said my technics were high power), would putting a fan in the back help things? I've got a regular computer case fan somewhere and a 110v high draw fan, that's the same size, screw thread and everything, maybe if I put that one in and connected it to the switching power outlet or would that add noise to my sound from having it powered off the internal power circuit?
> when I have both channels on (I run my subwoofer on my secondary channel) and turn it up really loud, my tower speakers get really distorted, but if I turn the sub off then I can turn the amp right up to 0 (it's in db) and it's clear. . The impedance of the sub-woofer or towers is mis-matched, probably too low. Not much you can do about it. . > if I put that one in and connected it to the switching power outlet or would that add noise to my sound from having it powered off the internal power circuit? . Shouldn't be a problem, unless you have a really noisy (electrically) fan. . Make sure you are cooling the output transistors and not just the sensor.
Wow. That was right nice (and knowledgable of you).
Punkguyta (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
Lol, this is a 1060vr amplifier, one of the only that have traitr transistors, google it, or I'll explain, the temperature sensor is intergrated into the actual transistor and would explain why it has 5 legs, not 3. So the hotter it gets, the more input voltage the transistor's receive (should be the purpose of most temp sensors), but because it's built into the transistor, it's much more accurate and quicker. I was taking a look at the chassis, there doesn't seem to be much room between the rca jacks and the massive speaker posts (this thing ain't no cheapy, no quick snap connectors)
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