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I have JL300/4. My front speakers starting popping and sounding bad, so I replaced them. When I turned the reciever on to listen to them, the right speaker started smoking. Could my amp be bad? The rear speakers still play.

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Well its not a good sign when your equipt starts smoking . Chances are that at least one channel of your amp is bad .But your real quest is to find out why the amp smoked in the first place. Chances are you have a shorted wire or speaker or both. Best way to check is is to check the wire with an ohm meter, if it reads less than 4 ohms you have a short .Next disconnect the speaker and check the wires to ground and measure the speaker. You need to do this before you repair or replace your amp or you will have it happen again. Noow it is possible the amp did fail on its own but the chances are it had help.

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