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Do you know if my woofer is blown?

I have a single jl 12w3v2, when i hook it up to my jl e1200 amp, at low volume it sounds clean, but at high volume, my jvc radio just shuts down or sometime it don't but it makes my woofer sounds weird. Listening to my woofer up close sounds like something is rattling, but listening from far away sounds very clean. When the volume is turn up, the woofer has a little rattle even when the amp is adjust, can my woofer be blown.

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    dnt worry bro. your jl is not blown. from what i read. my jl audio 12w3v3 does the same thing .if it was blown you would know it trust me .and if it was blown it wouldnt even cut on or if it did cut on it would not reproduce accurate bass .i recommend a band bass to get rid of the rattlin at high volume

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Well if you hear a rattle sound its probably already blown...and the amp could be drawing too much power if the radio shuts off...make sure all your wiring is correct. also if your car is off and you turn it up it will most likely shut off cause the battery cant handle it. but as for the sub i think its blown. good luck

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