Jl audio 12w3v4....both smoked and fried on a 500/ jl amp
I have two jl audio 12w3v4 subs and burnt out both...they smoked up my whole car for about 25 mins....who can repair them or will buy them? no warranty...i bought on ebay seven months ago...thanks in advance
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Re: jl audio 12w3v4....both smoked and fried on a 500/ jl...
Unfortunately, it sounds like the voice coils burnt up. There are places that do repair, but for these particular subs, it would be more cost efficient to replace them. I also doubt they are salable, but ebay is a magical place.....
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well you can go a couple different directions. you can wire them parallel or in series. parallel will get you down to about 1.3 ohms at the amp and series will get you close to 4 ohms. you need an amplifier thats stable at either of those impedances. the lower the resistance (impedance) the more power your going to get to the subs. I manage an electronics store and specialize in mobile audio/video. we are a 'Signature JL Audio Dealer' so i like to say i know the product line very well. JL makes an amplifier that is stable from 1.5 to 4 ohms and will put out the same amount of power at any impedance in that range which is really nice. Its called their 'Slash Series' you are looking for a JL Audio 500/1 amplifier. Grab an 8 gauge amp kit (4 gauge would over do it) and wire 'em up. Enjoy!
Dang man you roasted it, take it in and get it replaced.Check the gain on the amp try it at 1/3 to 1/2 gain and dont crank up the bass boost all the way try it at like 2/3 that should clean up your sound and cut down distortion-distortion kills subs by heat.
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