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Clarification for jl amp problem

Nah thats not it. and nothing has changed. I had a kenwood amp with the two kicker subs for almost three years and it blew out. i got the jl and it worked for 4 weeks. The subs are 8 ohm and were connected in series. does that have anything to do with it? do you know if there is a fuse inside the jl amp that i might have blown for having too much resistance.

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  • Inno Laur May 11, 2010

    Too much resistance wouldn't be an issue, the higher the resistance the less demand on the amp.
    I'd wire the subs in parallel for starters, that'll get you a 4 ohm load (assuming you have two subs at 8 ohms each) which the amp will have no problem with and you'll get lots of power. The 500/1 is a very robust amp........I connected a load to one years ago that I had miswired and it was somewhere around half an ohm and although it had virtually no control over the woofers, it just kept on working! Quite a good amp!
    Do you have a multimeter? Disconnect the subs from the amp and meter the leads from the subs to make absolutely sure you have a load that's more than 2 ohms.


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Sounds very much like resistance was an issue and no they dont have an internal fuse sorry

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