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Jl 13 w7 burnt voice coil

Is there anyone who knows where to ge these things fixed besides jl?

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  • prw1971 Mar 15, 2008

    talked w/ jl $550.00 flat rate on all repairs for the w13 guess i'm gonna start saving

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Nope!! I burnt up my 12W6 from supposedly under powering it. Your going to have to pay for a new coil if under factory warranty. Other wise ..... spent good money on a paper weight. Sorry for your loss, I know that I was pissed. :-(

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