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    Icon31 1 of my 2 subs is getting hot...

    Well recently rewired my set up for my new amplifier which is a RE XTv3 1600.2.
    I have 2 JL Audio 12 W3v2-D2.
    I wired them like this:


    I dont know if I wired the subwoofers in a incorrect way or something.

    One subwoofer stays nice and cool and the other one gets warm fairly fast.
    If I turn my music up louder for a few minutes it will get hot.

    What could be wrong?

    I asked a friend locally and he said sounds like the sub is blown. Could that be so?



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    Re: 1 of my 2 subs is getting hot...

    well, first thing, recheck your wiring to make sure they are up at 8ohms, not having 1 at 2. next, put a dmm on all 4 coils to make sure it isn't blown



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    Re: 1 of my 2 subs is getting hot...

    check ur connections then switch the subs in the box. could have something to do with ur box as to why this is happening...




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    Re: 1 of my 2 subs is getting hot...

    Instead of having sub #2 wired to sub #1 it should be wired directly to the amp... Probably dosen't matter that much but that is how I would do it...


    As far as one sub getting hot, it could be a bad solder joint which is heating up right under the dustcap.. or perhaps one sub has a bad coil and is only getting 1/2 the power of the 'hot' sub... (its fairly normal for subs to get hot)

    As posted check out your subs and wiring with a DMM...




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    Re: 1 of my 2 subs is getting hot...

    I've done that before, it's not wired right. 1 sub is at a funky ohm load.



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    Re: 1 of my 2 subs is getting hot...

    also could do the oposite with a shorted coil, and that coil would take most of the power from the amp. have seen that before. can't say 'till you ohm it



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    Re: 1 of my 2 subs is getting hot...

    yeah sounds like one is at 4 ohm one at 1 ohm idk



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