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I have 2 jl audio 13w7 and 2 mono 1000/1 amps one for each woffer, one of the woffers blow. this set up is in a ported box. I was just driving to work bumping it like around 25 and the speaker startd to make a beeping sound and it smeeled preety bad! the amp connected to the woffer was marking the yellow light. so I want to get some advice how to not have this happend again I loved my 2 jl 13 w7 but now I feel like getting 2 13w6 cause people say their more reliable and equal in powe output? is this true?

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Check your bass leval on your amp and make sure it is the same leval as your other amp. Also you w7 can be repaired they just change the coil. cheeper than buying a new one.

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To hook a 1000/1 amp to 13w7 do i run positive to positive and negative to negative to the speaker


Yes yes never try to bridge this sub no reason if you had the money to buy this sub then you should have the right amp so.

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My 13w7 pops loudly when i turn it up. it is in a 2 cu ft sealed box. what do i set my amp at to fix this? the amp is a 1000/1 jl


If your Subwoofer is popping it could possibly be blown. when your radio is off slightly push in on your speaker if it kinda crackles it is blown. If you are using a sealed box put it in the middle of the box. if it is ported it needs to be on the opposite side from the port

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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!


Jul 13, 2009 | Jl Audio 13W7 Car Subwoofer

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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

Jul 13, 2009 | Jl Audio 13W7 Car Subwoofer

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What to do


well i don't know your budget, but if that's not really and issue, right now at best buy, alpine type E, 10" subs, peak is 750w and rms is 250w, each is 129.99. Alpine type R, 10" subs, peak is 1500w and rms is 500w, each is 199.99. These are the best subs i found at best buy. You could sell your current subwoofers and purchase those, and you'd save space and still get the lows you want. Goodluck

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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.

Oct 28, 2008 | Jl Audio 13W7 Car Subwoofer

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Popping


If you Wire the 13 w7 in parallel you get 0.75 ohms which this amp is incapable of handling, that's why your speaker is popping. Be carefull cause this setup could ruin both your amp and sub. You have to wire that sub in series so that the amp "sees" a 3 ohm load which it's best suited for.

May 28, 2008 | Jl Audio 13W7 Car Subwoofer

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