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I have a JL w7 13.5" with a 1000 watt v2 JL amp.

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ya the sub is blown or the amp channel is blown

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SOURCE: I have a JL Audio 12 ich subwoofer rated at 8 ohms. also a mono block insignea amplifier at one ohm stable 1-4 ohms. how to i wire it safley? possible?"

Your amp based on what you say would have no problems whatsoever with an 8 ohm load, not even if it actually has dual 4 ohm coils and you wire them in parallel giving a 2 ohm load (don't know your particular sub).

Every good car amp has protection circuits to prevent itself or the speakers from damage from too low loads so it shouldn't be a problem even if you screw up with your calculations. A good amp should even be capable of dealing with a dead short on a channel, zero ohms, activating protection of course.

Good luck and don't worry!

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: how can i make my jl audio 12w3-d6 into a 4 ohms

it depends if the amp is mono or stereo and if it is bridged. if it is bridged the amp cant handle the speaker the best way is to lower the level on the amp or connect it to only one channel. also you might want to check your ground cable use a thick one and make sure its making good contact with the chassis. this happened to me. luck

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: i got a jl w7 12 in a seald box runnin it with a

try looking @ your amp seeing if it is bridged if it is take look @ this video it might help you.

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SOURCE: How to wire the Pioneer Premier 12in. dual 2 ohm

If you have two subs to connect, place the speakers next to each other face down, you will notice that the connection points run in sequence +- and +-. Now connect the - (negative) from the one speaker, to the + (positive) of the other speaker. Now connect the open + from the one speaker and the open - from the other speaker to your amp.
If you have only one speaker it should be bridgeson your amp.
Your amp should have a bridging indication. On the connection points of each channel on the the amp, you should see a mark pointing to the first - and the last +. That will be your bridge

Posted on Jun 09, 2010

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