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I have two w6 12inch subs hooked up to a jl 500/1v2. I was wondering what would be the best amp to run them?

I also was wondering what would be the best kind of box. Ported or enclosed?

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SOURCE: Car Sub JL 12w3 low sound

So I am assuming that you have just setup/wired this up recently? Have you had this working before?
You can have a look at the gain control on the amp & see if this have been set really low. This will help if the signal coming from your stereo is weak. The other thing I would suggest is to make sure that the amp can actually push this sub. I know what the specs say:

  • 1 channel audio amplifier
  • 1 x 350W RMS @ 1.0% THD
  • ThermalThrote full-on power assurance
  • 2 ohms stable (non-bridged mode only)
  • RCA type inputs
  • 0.3-6.0 VRMS input capability
  • Continuously variable High-Pass & Low Pass 50-250 Hz
  • Continuously variable Bass Boost settings (0 tp +12dB)
  • Frequency responce: 10-30,000 Hz
  • S/N >104 dBA at full power @ 0.1% THD
  • >80 dBA at 1W/1M
  • Remote gain control, mounting hardware & screws included
but I don't believe most of these. Many manufacturers embellish what their products can actually do! With the bigger more established brands such as JL Audio you will have no problems, their products have been tried & tested so much on the competition circuit.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Complicated JL Audio Amp

1. set the amp LP filter frequency at about 80hz and mode/slope to 24db.
2. set the amp gain as recommended in the manual.
3. set the subsonic to on and to about 25hz
4. ste the bass eq to off!
5. set the input voltage to low and signal sensing to off
6. Fine tune by ear.

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SOURCE: have a jl 1000/1 amp and a jl 13.5 w7 dvc 1.5ohm

All of your questions are answered here. Google FTMFW!
http://www.diysubwoofers.org/

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: JL Audio 13w7 & 1000/1 Amp Settings

that depend on how you wire the speaker my friend and the performance of you am and u have to use jl -dclass series amp for the best performance of those speakers

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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SOURCE: JL 13w7 & 1000/1 Settings

There is no "perfect" setting that can be placed in a manual. It's all done by ear. Your settings will vary depending on the vehicle you are in, the type of enclosure you have, the type of music you listen too, how much voltage your deck put's out. There are many variables, but I can try to give you a basic guide.

First of all you need to know your enclosure. If you have a ported enclosure tuned in the mid to low 30's you may want to set the low pass to around 70-80 hz with your sub sonic set at 30 hz. this will give you the higher bass frequency you need for the loud bass you want, and protect the sub from going too far below the tuned frequency of the enclosure, and losing it's composure.

As far as the gain, and bass boost are concerned, you just have to adjust them by ear. First adjust the radio volume to normal listening levels, by that I mean as loud as it can go without the speakers in the car sounding like ****. Now you adjust the gain first. slow turn the gain control, carefuly watching and listening to the sub.. Adjust the gain to the point of the woofer getting a lil sloppy then back it down a bit until the sound is clean again. Now do the same with the bass boost. if there is a bass boost frequency adjustment, set that as close to the tuned frequency of the box as you can.

If you are in a sealed box the adjustments are a bit easier, and are all about taste. Adjust the radio as described before, and put on your favorite song. Next start udjust thing lowpass frequency to taste, not too high tho, try not us higher than 100 hz in your sub's for better sound. Sub sonic is not quite as important in a sealed box, as there is much less danger of the sub losing control.

Well good luck, and hope this helps!


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