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Input sensitivity im trying to hook up my jl 1000.1 to 3 12's, theyre each dvc 4 ohms and im running them in a series so it comes out to 2.7 ohms, ive been trying to use a multimeter to check the input sensitivity so i dont blow another set of subs but everytime i bring the multimeter in the car it freaks out, i have a test disc and i have everything hooked up fine its just the stupid multimeter thats being wierd....help?

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Depending on what subs you have, if they are jl 12w6's, you should really have another 500 watts. the 1000/1 isnt really enough to make them pound.

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Make sure your multimeter is set for AC voltage. 

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