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  • is there a jl amp that can handle the1.34 ohms

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Re: tryin to hook up 3 10

The Class D amps from JL are good down to 1.5ohm. The class A/B amps are good down to 2ohm.
I take it you have (3) 4 ohm subs? Wired in parallel?
Consider looking for an amp that is 1 ohm stable for this load such as audiobahn, or kicker.

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