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One of 2 subs stopped working.

I have a kenwood KAC-9103D amp pushing 2 jl audio W3 4 ohms speakers. The amp is 500Wx1 RMS. One of my subs just stopped working. I wired it just like the JL website and amp manual explained. The subs worked great for a year. I've checked all the wiring and nothing is lose and the fuses are good. both channels in the amp are good because I checked it with the other sub. can anyone explain?

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  • tylerknutson Jul 03, 2008

    I have a pioneer 760 amp powering my two obcon 10s. they worked flawlessly for about 8 months now the left one just stopped worling. I checked the wireing and all the fuses and everything. I even rewired my whole system and it still isnt working. I dont know what to do. please help.

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Ya the sub is blown or the amp channel is blown

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

You have too much power. Although the power is 250 watts a piece. you should never apply the full strength of what the speaker is made for; and if you do the reliability of your speaker will deminish. Hense only one year in your case.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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Having your subs in well-designed and constructed enclosures will make as much or more difference in their output than how you connect them to an amp.

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You can have a look at the gain control on the amp & see if this have been set really low. This will help if the signal coming from your stereo is weak. The other thing I would suggest is to make sure that the amp can actually push this sub. I know what the specs say:

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