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o2milleniaSs
08-18-2006, 05:47 PM
they want 75watts...but they just get all distorted when i turn up the volume at around 25..(max on my alpine 9815 deck is 35)..so im thinking 100-125watts would bring out their full potential...

would this be bad for the speakers or can these guys handle the extra 25-50 watts.

T3mpest
08-19-2006, 02:35 AM
No, you'll likely blow the speakers. JL's components dont' like power, they are distorting becuase your speakers are at their limits, not your amp. (those both are probably close) You wouldn't hear an audible difference with that power increase anyway.

o2milleniaSs
08-19-2006, 03:06 AM
thanks for the input...i guess ill just stick to a 75x4 amp...

alpine f345 looks tempting...

maybe down the line ill upgrade my set to the ZRs..

benamaster
08-19-2006, 03:57 AM
I have the ZR's and I am having the same problem they just don't like to go loud no matter the source. They do sound good a normal listening levels though.

bri487
08-19-2006, 04:17 AM
they actually love lots of power. they just hate clipped signals. turn down your gains a little for now, but in the long run if you want the most out of your components, get a more powerful amp. something that can at least give them 150 watts per set.

o2milleniaSs
08-19-2006, 05:50 AM
maybe ill try to run an alpine pdx 150.4 on these suckers..ill be sure to have the gains moderately low.

bri487
08-19-2006, 02:45 PM
maybe ill try to run an alpine pdx 150.4 on these suckers..ill be sure to have the gains moderately low.

why moderatly low?

o2milleniaSs
08-19-2006, 03:03 PM
you told me to turn my gains down..

bri487
08-20-2006, 02:09 AM
you told me to turn my gains down..

yea, with your current setup. i thought you were talking about keeping the gains down with a different, more powerful amp.

SATX210
08-20-2006, 02:18 AM
anyone have experience with their 3-ways?

o2milleniaSs
08-20-2006, 03:37 AM
my fronts are the 653 CS xr 3ways..

audiolife
08-20-2006, 08:01 PM
the jl speakers arent ment to be "loud" they are sq speakers mostly. i had the xr 653 set and swapped them out for what i have now. i lacked room to do a 3 way right but i get better imaging ith what i have now and its more "rock music" friendly