Last week it happend. I had every piece of my rig in working order. A freshly reconed 18, recently replaced 10's, and full retube. Sounded amazing. Tonight... the second channel on the power amp was acting funny. I switched to channel 1, problem solved. A knob turn here, an eq shift there, and then nothing. Instead of bowel shaking bass only an 18 can do, a gut shaking smell of hot, blown voice coil. The 10's didn't sound very good either. I think that I'm trying to get too much low end out of too little gear. I thought 6 10's an 18 and 900 combined rms watts would suffice, guess not. My guess is over excursion. I had the eq pretty much flat, but we tune down to A, and it just seems like it can't take the low's that I want it to do. Does that make me a bad person? Should I start looking for cabs with the lowest response possible? How do speakers not explode with ERB basses? This **** makes me wanna quit this band.