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My tinsel leads to one woofer keep frying

I have had this prblem fixed twice and it happened again! the tinsel overheats and disconects within the cone! why is it it only happens to one and not the other?????????!!!!!!!!!!!

im workin with an alpine 800watt monoblock

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    Chances are it is not overheating - its that its being over-driven.

    Are the subwoofers in seperate or common enclosure?

    Sealed or vented?

    If they are contacting anywhere on the basket during play, it will cause a short and melt the wire.

    We have had many problems with JL and tinsel lead length.

    Inspect the basket and see if there are char marks.

    RePost so I may help you further investigate.

    Those subs are 300W RMS, and you're giving them close to 400W ea.



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Check the impedences. How many ohms are you running each speaker at? Are they both wired the same?

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Also after repairing unless it's done by a true professional normal solder will not work.. it doesn't flex as well as it does from factory, and it's very hard to extend tinsle lead length, I would suggest returning to original store for swap or return to JL for swap.. (or get new ones.... not JL :) )

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