Subs constantly rumble? - S-10 Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 01-16-2011, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
Registered Users
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 5

User is: papasmokes420 is offline
Subs constantly rumble?

Hi, i have two 15 inch kicker cvrs hooked up to a 3200w power acoustik amp.. and when the volumes down all the way, the subs rumble? and when i turn the volume knob from 0 to 1 or vise versa, the subs hit like a pop sound almost? i changed my ground numerous times to different locations, and still hasnt helped, anyone have any ideas? i dont wanna blow my subs or amp..

papasmokes420 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 11 Old 01-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Mr. SQ
bobditts's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Age: 32
Posts: 2,302

User is: bobditts is offline
Re: Subs constantly rumble?

have you tried different RCAs? are you using a converter?
bobditts is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 01-17-2011, 02:32 PM
My mirror hates my sub
Speedy2222's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Clermont,IN
Age: 27
Posts: 9,469

User is: Speedy2222 is offline
Send a message via AIM to Speedy2222 Send a message via MSN to Speedy2222 Send a message via Yahoo to Speedy2222
Re: Subs constantly rumble?

shitty amp?


97 s10 - Audioque SDC2.5 15 3.5cu 34 hz

Speedy2222 is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 01-17-2011, 04:45 PM
Registered User
badmofo529's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Flint, MI
Age: 25
Posts: 2,685

User is: badmofo529 is offline
Re: Subs constantly rumble?

shitty subs?
badmofo529 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 01-17-2011, 05:21 PM
No longer a pizza tech.
90blueS10's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Topeka
Age: 24
Posts: 12,171

User is: 90blueS10 is offline
Re: Subs constantly rumble?


90 2.5 5 speed, bag project
01 Jimmy 2dr 2wd daily driver
90blueS10 is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 01-20-2011, 06:18 PM
NOS make light brighter!
danssoslow's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Louisville, KY
Age: 41
Posts: 1,480

User is: danssoslow is offline
Re: Subs constantly rumble?

High noise floor, gains turned way up. Turn your gains down and see if it goes away.

My V6 runs awesome. Friends have told me it runs like two 4's!
danssoslow is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 01-20-2011, 08:26 PM
Slowly but eventually
98lowerednewproje's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: AR
Age: 29
Posts: 2,957

User is: 98lowerednewproje is offline
Re: Subs constantly rumble?

I don't know alot about these things, but maybe you have your power wire running right next to your RCA's? I have heard it creates a noise in the subs? I might be wrong about that though.

Procrastination has carried me this far in life, it will carry me to my grave, and hopefully put that off as well.

'98 RCSB on jack stands, waiting on me to get the 4.8 and T56 swap together, while I steal parts off of it to keep the daily going.

'99 2DR 2WD Blazer that I bought for a daily but just can't leave it alone.
98lowerednewproje is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 01-26-2011, 01:46 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2010
Age: 38
Posts: 23

User is: clutchxr is offline
Re: Subs constantly rumble?

I used to have a power acoustik amp in my 64 impala. Only way I could listen to it was to keep the gain almost all the way down. Not sure if it was because the amp was junk or if that was how it needed to be set to work with my head unit. Was loud enough to get me a $500 fine for noise polution. Still I think these amps are overrated. The one I had used 4x20amp fuses. There is no way it could make 2000 watts if amps x volts= watts. basically you get what you pay for. I think my amp was hundred something new.
clutchxr is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 01-31-2011, 07:17 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2010
Age: 23
Posts: 10

User is: 249mx is offline
Re: Subs constantly rumble?

I was having the same thing, my friend said to check all the connections especially the ground he said there is something in the amp that makes it do that for protection or something?

1999 s-10 LS 4.3l vortec H.O., extra cab short bed, thrush glass pack, intake.
249mx is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 02-04-2011, 10:33 PM
working at 145bpm
DaRkCyDe's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Carmi, IL
Age: 31
Posts: 1,025

User is: DaRkCyDe is offline
Re: Subs constantly rumble?

feedback from a connection somewhere, id start with running a different set of rca's outside the vehicle, if that doesnt work, switch with a different amp, and if still does it, then you may want to try to ground your rca's.. you can find info on that at if you search, sometimes cd players have faulty points at the rca internals

every time i park its a mother****in car show
DaRkCyDe is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 02-09-2011, 09:40 PM
Registered User
CincyTrucker's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cincinnati, oh
Posts: 143

User is: CincyTrucker is offline
Re: Subs constantly rumble?

Rca outputs in cd player going out. Very common in pioneers.

Edit: Guy above me said the same thing, didnt see it.

I don't get it.... These are just trucks.
CincyTrucker is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the S-10 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome