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What is the best way to check for leaks around subwoofer drivers, terminal plates, seams, etc.?


This question is prompted from me finding a leak in my 10" car sub by accident......


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Piece of hose, while playing the sub put one end into your ear the other around whatever areas you want to check. I will make and audible "whoosh" noise if you have a leak.
 

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Originally Posted by reecew /forum/post/18177616


Piece of hose, while playing the sub put one end into your ear the other around whatever areas you want to check. I will make and audible "whoosh" noise if you have a leak.

This or a stethoscope. Playing sub 20hz test tones while doing this will make things even easier to hear.
 

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This or a stethoscope. Playing sub 20hz test tones while doing this will make things even easier to hear.

They have cheap automotive use steths at Harbor Frieght. Fortunately for me, being a paramedic and wifes a RN, I just happen to have had one lying around
 

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If you're a smoker there's another way a friend of mine always uses... Move the cigarette around the box and where the smoke starts blowing away you got your leak.
 

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Originally Posted by dhgilmer /forum/post/18178500


Hold the sub under water and play test tones. If you don't see bubbles you are fine..

haha! well played....make sure to shoot video of it
 

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I've used sub 20hz sine waves (15hz is good) and just my ear. works for me.


...Never tried that water trick.
 
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