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    WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    OK Guys like usual I am hoping for some experience..

    I have been been building my own stereos for 10+ years and the fact that I can not figure this one out is driving me mad!

    I have a JL 10w7 in a ported box (that is to exact JL specs) and it is powered by the recommended jl 500 watt amp.. These are in the trunk of my car. (I am used to SUV airspace, but that shouldn't effect that much right?) The two sound superb at lower and even medium volume, but as soon as I crank it...garbage... I am a bit of a JL enthusiast and would like to stick with them but This is not gonna fly..

    bigger amp yet?

    scrap the sub and start over??

    or am I just missing something??

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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    What does garbage mean?



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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    my bad... I am getting alot of distortion.. my trunk is pretty well dynamatted. and it just sounds terrible, it is also clipping..




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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    Then ur asking to much from ur amp thus driving it into clipping. If u want louder then add more power. Thats assuming the subs arent already damaged from being clipped for so long....



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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    OK, which would bring me to my next question.. will just replacing the amp fix that or do I want to start all over... I like to feel my bass more then just hear it.. i have a big four door and it takes a bit to reach up to the front.. Of coarse I still want sound quality which is why I went with the w7.. input??




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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    I have a single 10w7 in my car and I used to run it off a 500/1, it sounded great but I wanted more. I threw it on a 1000/1 and it loves it!! A single 10w7 laughs at your 500 watts!!




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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    I'd start with a bigger amp, see how it sounds then upgrade the substage if need be.



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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sbcaprice305 View Post
    I'd start with a bigger amp, see how it sounds then upgrade the substage if need be.
    ^^this

    It will also kill 2 birds with one stone. Scrap the amp or sell it off for $ towards a better one. Plus that is your first step to starting over (like you mentioned was an option) if the sub was still no good. For the amount you could sell that 500/1 you can buy a waaaaay better 1K amp that's not JL.



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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    OK, thanx for all of that.. one more question.. I have immediate access to an Audiobahn A2200HCJ which is capable of running 1000W x 1 @ 2 Ohm Mono... Yes or no?




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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    No unless its dirt cheap then id still say no.



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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    To be exact, I have a buddy that would swap amps..




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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    No! Def not!

    As BOOM said, for the amount of money you'll get for the 500/1 you could get a 1000+rms amp very easily that's NOT Audiobahn.



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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    Quote Originally Posted by another1 View Post
    To be exact, I have a buddy that would swap amps..
    Hell no. His amp holds no real value urs does. Sell urs add lil money if need be a get something bigger.



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    Quote Originally Posted by another1 View Post
    OK, thanx for all of that.. one more question.. I have immediate access to an Audiobahn A2200HCJ which is capable of running 1000W x 1 @ 2 Ohm Mono... Yes or no?
    I rip farts louder than those amps bro



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    Re: WTF?? JL Audio 10w7 disappointment!!

    Look into AQ (Sound Qubed now) amps, Memphis, American Bass, Sundown, etc.... JUST SAY NO TO SKAR AUDUIO GARBAGE THOUGH



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