20 Most Recent Jl Audio CVR12 Kicker 12" CompVR Series 2005 Car Subwoofer (800 Watts) Car Speaker Questions & Answers


I take it that you have two woofers to connect. That said, you need to bridge your speakers to your amplifier to get them to really thump. Firstly, check on you amplifier where the bridging connections are, ie. you will have connecting screws for two speakers +-, and +-. There should be a mark indicating the bridged output, normally the first + and the last -. Now, connect the + of your one speaker to the - on the other speaker. The two un used terminals will go to the amp ie. the one - onthe one speaker and the + on the other one.

Jl Audio CVR12... | Answered on Jun 08, 2010


check for the wires may be they r shot

Jl Audio CVR12... | Answered on May 19, 2010


Speaker lesson here. For space and time, I'll not get into certain nomenclature. Working from top to bottom, you have the cone, rubber surround, basket, spider, voic coil former, voice coil, and the magnet. The binding posts are connected to the tensil leads which connect to the spider and the voice coil. As the woofer is positively + and negatively - charged, it creates a magnetic field which moves the woofer up and down. There is a small gap between the magnet and the voice coil and former that's called a magnetic gap. This gap is what helps the speaker to move up and down, and creates the Xmax. The Xmax of the woofer is the maximum linear excursion the woofer can travel without causing permanent damage. With a blown speaker, normally the voice coil and voice coil former have been pushed out of the correct magnetic gap, usually around the top of the magnet. That means that the only way to fix it is to take the woofer completely apart. My suggestion is to just go and spend the money. A blown speaker is a sign of abuse, and voids warranties from the majority of companies out there to include Kicker.

Jl Audio CVR12... | Answered on May 13, 2010


Assuming that you have a 4 Ohm Dual Voice Coil (DVC) sub, you should wire it in parallel for more output. Solid red connects to red with white dot, and goes from solid red to amp positive (+). Solid black connects to black with white dot, and goes from white dot to amp negative (-). For a good diagram, go to this link: http://kicker.com/dvc_wiring

Jl Audio CVR12... | Answered on Apr 30, 2010


http://kicker.com/Product_Manuals/93/104 , look at the tech manual, it will give you dimensions of sealed or vented and it will give you a couple of box ideas.

Jl Audio CVR12... | Answered on Apr 04, 2010


it depends on what class of amp u have. and what ohms the sub is. check out this link. it has all the wiring option u need. just click on the set up u havehttp://www.crutchfield.com/learn/learningcenter/car/subwoofers_wiring.html

Jl Audio CVR12... | Answered on Apr 04, 2010


your subwoofer is too big!!! you will need a bigger amp or some capacitors

Jl Audio CVR12... | Answered on Nov 11, 2009


Hello dalex7,

The Kicker 08ZX400.1 would be a great amp for your subwoofer. It will work into a 4ohm load with no problems.

But you can buy an amp with more power, looks better, has a smaller footprint, and cost less than the 400.1. I'd look at the Alpine MRP-M500. Take a look at it here at Crutchfield. The M500 is also easy to install, runs cool, and is very efficient.

Hope this helps.

Jl Audio CVR12... | Answered on May 21, 2009


Hook together both positives from each speaker together and both negatives from each speaker together and hook them up as one connection to your amp.

Jl Audio CVR12... | Answered on May 18, 2009


sounds like the amps not rated for the resistance tha subs have it running at....are they a dual 2 or dual 4 ohm?is the amp rated for 1ohm? sounds like amps going into protect mode

Jl Audio Car... | Answered on Jul 10, 2019


Sounds like you either shorted something out or overloaded the amp. Is there any odor coming from it? If so It will need to be repaired or replaced. What did you have connected to it and how was it wired?

Jl Audio Car... | Answered on May 12, 2019


You will need to open it up to see if anything damaged. That does not look good at all from the outside.

Jl Audio Car... | Answered on May 12, 2019


In your world, what does best results mean to you.

how are the hifonics mounted? open air, closed box, vented box (optimized to what freq)? trunk or inside vehicle?

all these variations weigh heavily on your configuration. As does what 'best results" means to you.

Jl Audio Car... | Answered on Nov 19, 2018


Request the schematic diagram directly from JL Audio.

Jl Audio Car... | Answered on Feb 18, 2018


Check your ground to make sure it is properly grounded

Jl Audio Car... | Answered on May 02, 2017


Disconnect all the speakers one at a time and see if it stops doing that, if it does you have a shorted speaker or wiring

Jl Audio Car... | Answered on Nov 18, 2016

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