The day has come, you’ve waited, sometimes patiently, it’s time to pump some serious bass and quality through your car with your sweet upgrades. Then the worst happens only a couple of weeks later. Your new subs and speakers blow! Why? Why do Subs and Speakers Blow?
In this quick little update, we’ll take you through the main reason why new subs and speakers blow. No matter how much they cost, how much power they’re rated to or what your mates or cousins said about them – this applies.
What Makes a Speaker or Subwoofer?
To fully understand what we’re going to talk about here, I need to know that you know what makes up a speaker. They’re a combination of a bunch of different parts working together with electricity, magnetic fields, and a little magic to provide that deep, delicious doof we’re all starry-eyed about.
Running Your Subs and Speakers In
Without a doubt, the number one reason why speakers and subs blow early on is that they haven’t been run-in. These are complicated pieces of equipment that need to ‘warm-up.’
Some of these units are dealing with 1,000W+ and can’t just go from a box to max volume in an instant.
Why Run-In When I Can Just Crank It Straight Away?
There are a couple of benefits in properly running in your new subs and speakers, but the biggest one of all is letting all the many components wear in and become loose (for lack of a better word).
Allowing a slow run-in lets the suspension components of your gear slowly set in and be the best they can be. You want all the parts to be as free and pliable so that they can reach the notes and the frequencies you’re wanting in your system.
How Do I Run-In Subs and Speakers Then?
The process is straight forward and easy. Of course, there are more complicated or more professional ways to do it, but I’m going to be talking about the easiest way for everyone.
Just. Play. Your. Music. Lower. Than. Normal. It’s as simple as that. Assuming you drive your car daily, just chill with the volume at like 50% for a week or two. You’ll notice that the tone and the quality of the sound will change and improve over that time.
Once you’ve run for around 24 hours, feel free to crank that bad boy. You should be in the clear and your subs/speakers will be running for years to come!
Trust us when we say it. It’s hard to resist but it’ll be worth it. Especially if you’ve spent some dollars on your system. Let it all work together and have all the parts play perfectly. Taking care of your investment in these types of ways will ensure that you’ll be bopping along for many, many years.