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Blew my JL Audio 10W1v3-4(I think)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Kleach18, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Feb 8, 2020 at 10:28 PM
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    Kleach18

    Kleach18 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    About a month ago I installed a JL Audio 10w1v3-4 in a custom box behind my rear passenger seat(small cubby). Its powered by a JL Audio JX250/1D mono amp.


    I had some body work done to the truck so it was in the shop for 4 days. When I got it back my bass control knob was maxed out (I always leave it around 1/4 from the lowest setting) and the radio was not where I left it(some random satellite channel that I dont have saved to my presets). The sub just doesn't sound right since I've picked it up. The intial bass hit sounds distorted but the gradual bass still sounds smooth. It just sounds off to me....

    I think they might have blasted my system while working on my truck or a vehicle near mine or something.

    JL Audio JX250/1D
    The amp is set up @ 4 Ω 160 W RMS x 1 continuous

    10w1v3-4 Sub
    The sub is rated at power range: 75-300 watts RMS

    Could them running it at close to max volume for extended periods of time of blown the sub bc it was under powered? I'm getting the sub replaced under warranty but I'm thinking about upgrading to a more powerful amp( Alpine S-A60M) and a different sub (JL Audio 10TW3-D4)
     
  2. Feb 9, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    dolbytone

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    Sounds like you may have a burned spot on the voice coil.

    You can upgrade your stuff but you still can't prevent it from happening again unless you set it up with less headroom. Normal position for the bass knob is closer to 100% than where you had it. Mine typically only has 3dB-5dB extra from where I tuned it.

    You might also want to check the setting in your HU to make sure the bass isn't maxed out as well. If the shop folks were willing to mess with your knob, they may have screwed with the audio settings too.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2020 at 8:13 AM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I fix people's crappy stereos

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    It’s a tough lesson to learn. I always call people out if I know something got messed with. It’s hard to “prove” and even harder to get something actually done about it.

    It sounds excessive to some, but I pull the fuse to my amp before it goes to any shop, dealer, wherever. I tell them up front I am aware “my radio doesn’t work right” and sign off for it on the paperwork.
    I also disconnect my aftermarket fuse block with all my lighting and stuff
     
  4. Feb 9, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    Kleach18

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    Yeah, they messed with all setting. I'm debating on upgrading to a kenwood headunit. I have a kicker key powering my door speakers but they still dont sound as good as they should.


    Guess I'm dumping some more money into my system that all started with just upgrading the tweeters to the Subaru plug and play kickers...

    Should I stick with the current sub and amp or upgrade to a more powerful amp and better sub?
     
  5. Feb 9, 2020 at 8:17 AM
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    Kleach18

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    JL Audio JX250/1D

    Upgrade
    JL Audio 10TW3-D4
    Alpine S-A60M
     
  6. Feb 9, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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    If you were happy with it before, I'd just replace the sub you have and be more careful with setting it up. It sounds like you want to beef it up though, which is fine if that's what you really want.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    Kleach18

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    I just want a sub/amp setup that won't break if I decide to push it.
     

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