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2nd voice coil blown

I purchased from Crutchfield a Kicker CVR 15" set of Subs about 4 months ago. Since having it I have experienced problems such as a rattling noise when playing. After taking it to an Audio/sterio store they informed me that it was the 2nd voice coil and it was blown because of a wire that had snapped and shorted it out. I can't find the warranty information and was wanting to know what process I should take in returning the damaged unit to have it replaced. Please let me know how to handle this problem.

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Have you called crutchfield yet? The are pretty good with customer service and stand behind their company. If they protest, get loud, they will likely bend. I have dealt w/them for years.

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AO+ to VC1+

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This shopuld give you 4 or 8 ohm depending on the 15" L7 setup.  Crutchfield does not carry the Kicker  L7 in 15" They do  have the L5 in 15".


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