Ok, so a couple a weeks ago I had issues with the amp in protect mode, and it turned out to be a bad ground. After we fixed that everything was fine. I decided at that time it was vital that I needed a new speaker box, as the one I had was absolutely horrid and basically decaying. I ordered a nice new box..it was a little bit bigger, but the recommended size for my JL audio. It is a 12" w1v2-4. The amp is a RF monoblock PRIME.
Anyways, we put all that poly fill stuff into the new box and put the sub in and everything seemed great. Then my boyfriend was driving to an interview today when the trunk filled up with smoke and it stunk like burning something or other.. The system was not turned up all the way at all, 30/50. We usually have to vol on 35 with no issues.
He just shut down the system and when he got home we took everything out and it appears that the poly fill crap melted onto where you attach the speaker wires to the sub. (forgive me for my crappy terminology..I am a nursing student and not really that technical when it comes to this stuff).
I guess after he removed the excess poly fill he tried to turn on the system and the sub no longer puts out any base. It kind of just makes a vibrating type noise.
So my question, is the subwoofer absolutely screwed? And was it due to the poly fill like melting or is that not physically possible?