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Amp settings need ideal settings on a jl 500/1 mono block amp for a kicker solo baric s7 12' woofer

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It's going to be mainly "what sounds best", but I'll give you a start.

  • Set the gain to 50%.
  • Set the LP filter to 12db at about 80Hz.
  • Set the infrasonic filter to ON and at about 20Hz.
  • Set the Bass EQ to ON, Q to 0.7, center freq to 40Hz, and boost to about 5dB.
The other settings are going to be based on how the system is connected to the head unit.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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So I have the first kickers that came out the 15 will a 800 watt amp push um without eather blowin out


If you are referring to the Kicker L5 solo-baric subwoofer, then an 800 watt peak amp will not blow even one of those subs. The L5 is capable of handling 1000 watts peak and 500 wrms. An 800 watt peak amp will usually have around 400 wrms. Underpowering the subwoofer will not hurt the amp or the sub(s).

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I cant get my jl audio w6 10s to give off much bass with the jl audio 500/1 amp


here is a manual for your subwoofers: http://mobile.jlaudio.com/pdfs/8-12W6_BDS.pdf

use the wiring diagram for 1.5? (1.5ohm) with 2 speakers. the diagram for 3 speakers will not work, because it would bring the load down to 1 ohm, and the amp cannot go below 1.5 ohm.

to set up the amp:

under "preamp output section", on the "output mode" switch, select "amp filter"

to set up the levels: start with the amp gain pretty far down- with the input voltage on low for line level outputs from the deck, and on high for speaker outputs from the deck. now turn your cd deck as far up as it will go until it distorts, then turn the cd deck down to just where it stops distorting. now, you can start to turn up the gain on the amp.

on the filters, youll prolly want the cutoff filter around 100hz @ 24db slope. start with the infrasonic filters off, but, if you do get into them, try centering between 30 and 60hz on either, and, possibly dropping the cutoff filter to 80hz.

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I have 2 6x9 speakers up front 4 6 1/2 3-ways


Hello rjmiller4039,

Although amps with 5 channels are pretty rare, you can get one. Alpine, Boston Acoustics, Infinity, JL audio, MTX, and Polk all have 5-channels ranging in price from around $350 up to around $1,000. The Alpine PDX-5 will output 75X4 watts RMS for the front and rear stereo channels and 300 watts to the mono sub channel. It is priced at $599.99 at Crutchfield.

Hope this helps.


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WHAT AMP WILL PUSH KICKER SOLO BARICS 15...i HAVE A RF 1501DB AND IT IS NOT THAT GREAT.


Try any decent amp that runs 800-1000 watts RMS/continuous at 4ohms. Hifonics, Kicker, PPI, MTX etc. You should expect to pay $500+ for a decent amp. You get what you pay for.

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No, thats what you don't what to do. Even if you have 2 matching amps you don't do that. Every amp puts out different, and for 2 subs, you want to play at the the same time. If your only running 2 10's, I personal would just run the alpine (it's a mono amp made especially for subs) thats plenty for what you have. make sure you bridge them to get the full response. And your other amp i would use for your highs or mids, but run it @ stereo , which is 300 w @ 4 ohms. (Note: 600w @ 2ohms would be bridged and would play in Mono)

Building Competition stereo's is a big hobby of mine.

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Which amp do you guys prefer will bumps better on the jl 12w3v2?


jl audio is a good name to stand by for amps kickers amps sound good at a high vol but not at a low vol

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If what you're telling me is correct you're trying to drive a stereo sub -woofer with a mono amplifier. If so, that could be a bad situation for the amp, if the voice coils are not wired together correctly. Before we go too far, I have some questions I need answered.
1. Is the MA unit an M1889i?
2. Do you have the 4 terminals of sub-woofer tied together. For example the 2 positive terminals are tied together & the 2 negative terminals are tied together?
3.How do you supply 12VDC to the amp?

While I'm waiting to hear back from you, I'll try to draw a schematic (wiring diagram) of the way it should be wired for your particular setup that I'll send to you.

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500/1 v2 and one kicker VS12L7


It will work fine. This amp is stable to 1.5 Ohms, but is designed to put out about the same amount of power at 2 or 4 Ohms (unique).

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