Question about Jl Audio 1000/1 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

How to connect it

I wanta know which way is the best way to connect my 2 twelve inch w6''s to my JL audio amp 1000/1

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 231 Answers
Re: how to connect it

Bridge the amp and wire the JLs in parallel..then put some earplugs on

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ok i have a jl500/1v2 amp with 2 w6v2 subs and i haveing a problem dont no if the amp is two much for the subs becouse i turn the amp to get more tump and the subs pop and the yellow light filkes so i turn...

its real simple. your under powered.

your W6s RMS at 500 watts EACH and your sending em 250RMS (half what they need)
The 'pop' your hearing is the failure to supply enough power to draw the cone back in time and collides with the next wave of sound.

prove it?
drive a single W6 with your 500/1 bridged.
i'll bet your pop goes away.

long term, get another 500/1 or jump up to a 1000/1v2.

I also HIGHLY recommend JL's in-line audio cleaner. If i recall it was like 60 bucks but waaaay worth it. makes sure that theres no distortion in the source input to your amp(s), which...keeps your subs from trying to reproduce transients and delivers only clear signal to your subs void of all clipping signals. Its an active electronic compoent.

PS: if you are pushing 12W6's, i had the same setup once...I had W3s connected to my 500/1 and upgraded to the W6s...had the same issue your describing, and then got the 1000/1. happy ending.

May 03, 2011 | Jl Audio 500/1V2 Car Amp

1 Answer

I have 2 12 inch jlw6's and need a amp but dont know what would be better, if i get 2 jl 500/1 or 1 jl 1000/1, or if other amps out there would be good for a reasonal price, any advice would help...

yea the jl either setup will be good for those woofers but for the money an to get the power i would try a hifonics 2000 or the 2600 brutis or mtx or2 poweraqustic 4000 planet audio they will work great or give me a call there are a lot of amps to choose for the money an the power

Jul 08, 2010 | Jl Audio 1000/1 Car Audio Amplifier

4 Answers

I have a jl 1000/1 amp hooke up to 2 12 w6 subs and when i turn the volume up half way the speakers cut out and amp stops working but i turn the volume back down and it works fine. what could this be?...

what is happening is the amp is going into protect mode because it most likely is at the wrong oms and is getting over loaded and shutting itself down to protect it self!

do you know what ohm load you are presenting to the amp? or what ohm are the subs ?

if you correct the ohm load it will fix your issue and make the system sound way better! let me know if you have any more question and let me know about the ohms! good luck

Oct 02, 2009 | Jl Audio 1000/1 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

I have 2 jl-w6 subs n a orion hcca 250 amp how do i run wirering

Hello brianmitchel,

From what I am able to determine, the Orion HCCA250 is a bridgeable 2-channel amp that is stable to 1ohm when bridged and outputs 800 watts RMS into that load.

The JL W6's in both 10" and 12" versions are dual voice coil with 4ohm coils so they can be wired to present either an 8ohm load (series) or a 2ohm load (parallel). They can handle 600 watts RMS.

With this combination, the best configuration would be to wire the sub voice coils in parallel for a 2ohm load and then parallel both subs to the amp bridged terminals for a final impedance of 1ohm. The subs will each be getting 400 watts.

In any event, I would not recommend running subs in series. There is some evidence for distortion being caused by something termed "back EMF".

Hope this helps.

Aug 03, 2009 | Orion HCCA-D5000 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

Got jl300/2 amp confused which subwoofer sounds good

Hello drsubhakar26,

JL W6's will perform well with from 150-600 watts RMS. W7's with from 150-500 watts. Less expensive Alpine Type R's work OK with from 200-500 watts RMS. Either of the brands will sound good. None of them will perform to their full potential with 300 watts RMS. Powering any sub with a 2-channel amp is a compromise. A monoblock is more efficient.

Hope this helps.

Jul 12, 2009 | Jl Audio Slash 300/2 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

Jl audio 1000/1 low voltage -keeps shutting off at high volume

You should definitely upgrade the power wire to the sub amp to 4 gauge -absolutely your choking your amp its starving for current-poor thing is starving !!!!!!!

Apr 16, 2009 | Jl Audio 1000/1 Car Audio Amplifier

2 Answers

Jl audio amp 1000/1 fix


Dec 22, 2008 | Jl Audio 1000/1 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

JL audio hook up problems!!??

your w7 13's are dual 1.5 Ohm, but according to JL website, are 2.41 Ohms when the coils are in series. Each 13 connceted to each amp with voice coils in series is your best bet. The amps are designed to put out the same amount of power from 1.5 to 4 Ohms. If you parallel the voice coils, you end up with .6 Ohms and the amp will go into protect mode. You'll be drawing a lot of current, so you may want to think about 1/0 guage power wire, upgrade the wire from the alternator to battery (usually only 8 guage) and think about multiple batteries.

Feb 09, 2008 | Jl Audio 1000/1 Car Audio Amplifier

2 Answers

What eq settings do i need

Hello ed4037, If you are blowing fuses this means that you are drawing too much current check your impedance value on your amplifier it should be 8 ohms to match the subwoofer's 8 ohms of impedance. In addition make sure that you have the proper value fuses. In other words you should not be tuning the amp not to blow fuses, because you should be able to go to full amplitude on your amp without blowing anything. As I alluded to this sounds like an impedance mismatch problem. I hope this helps, Thank you, Shuttle83

May 02, 2007 | Jl Audio 1000/1 Car Audio Amplifier

1 Answer

My JL audio 1000/1 amp does not work

Best bet is to send it back to JL, they do not sell the PCB with all of the components loaded on it. Most likely the transistors in the power supply have fried. Open it up and see if you can find any physical damage. Google the part numbers of the bad parts, and you should be able to fix it relatively easily. is a great place for parts. Read this for more testing procedure: The whole site is wonderful, really.

Jun 30, 2006 | Jl Audio 1000/1 Car Audio Amplifier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Jl Audio 1000/1 Car Audio Amplifier Logo

Related Topics:

172 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jl Audio Car Amplifiers Experts

matthew walsh

Level 1 Expert

69 Answers

Tygh Duval
Tygh Duval

Level 2 Expert

290 Answers

Sudeep Chatterjee
Sudeep Chatterjee

Level 3 Expert

3267 Answers

Are you a Jl Audio Car Amplifier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides