Question about Jl Audio 500/1 Car Audio Amplifier
My jl 500/1 works when volume is low, but once i turn it up a little more the subs hit but not hard at all. it doesnt quite cut out but it sounds like there is little power coming from the amp to the subs. It worked for 4 weeks fine and all the sudden stopped. what could it be?
Test the subs. i had this amp on 2 ma audio 12s and it smoked them real quick
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
Check the wires for a lose connection or corrosion. You may need a capacitor.
Basically, at low power the amplifier is not asking for a lot of power from the electrical system to power your sub woofer. For lack of a better term and probably the best way to explain it is. It uses up all the power in the wires leading to it at a high volume, and has to wait for more. Kind of like when someone squeezes a garden hose when your trying to use it. That would be the high volume, starving the amplifier. The capacitor stores power in it to power the amp at high volume. 2 farads would probably be bulletproof on a single amplifier system, but 1 farad should work well enough. Or seek help from an expert on exactly what size capacitor you should use. If you find yourself saying: My amp cuts out.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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