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How to set the amp

I didnt get the amp brand new so i dont have the owners manual but i have 2 kicker L7's and the jl 1000/1 and really have no idea how to adjust it with all those nobs and stuff its confusing does anyone know how to adjust it to get the most out of those subs???? Thanks

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Here is a link to the manual which has very detailed setup info: http://mobile.jlaudio.com/pdfs/13431.pdf

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

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