The HDC3.1 Series is our Power Band – 1500 Watts RMS
These Competition Woofers MUST BE BROKEN IN to give the suspensions a chance to loosen up. If you give too much power before breaking in these woofers you increase the chance of the woofer failing. This type of woofer failure is not covered by warranty.
Breaking a woofer in means playing at low amplifier power for the equivalent of 48 hours of playing time. If you don’t have the set up to do a continuous-break in period, and you install a fresh woofer into your vehicle. Then you must keep gains low until woofer is broken in. If only playing for an hour or so a day then the break in period will take 48 days. The woofer will continue to loosen up after that and full break in may take many months. As the suspension breaks in, the subs will play lower and louder.
This break-in period is mandatory and crucial to the long term life of the subwoofer.
Suspension systems are generally a weak link in a woofer design, and often the primary reason for woofer failure. Over time, especially in high power applications, suspension begins to sag and as a consequence it can no longer control the voice coil’s movement. This generally results in a torn suspension or smashed voice coil. To avoid this we use a multiple spider configuration engineered to maintain rigidity over extended periods of heavy use. We also hand glue our triple joints to allow for better glue penetration and saturation of the high stress areas.
HDC DIRECT CONNECT LEAD WIRES
High excursion subwoofers require a lead wire system that doesn’t flop all over the place or break. We use the direct connect system (no terminals) because it works the best. With our direct connect system you get no annoying lead slap noise, no rips or holes burnt in the spiders, and no flimsy lead-in wires.
The HDC comes with your choice of a four layer, round wound, dual 1ohm or dual 2ohm copper coil.
Note: Parameters taken of random single sampling of NIB subwoofers with no pre-break-in.