Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Southern California
So I repaired my subwoofer. Followed the steps, seemed pretty straight forward... I believe I did everything correctly. It looks good.
*Quick back story - I used to have (2) 12" JL W7 subs in my car. I had (1) 1000/1 amp powering them. I took one sub out and sold it, kept the same box but I just built a new front for one sub rather than two.
So after pulling my sub to fix the surround foam, I decided to build a new box for (1) 12"W7 according to the JL specs, which I did.
Then I called JL and told them what I had and told me what settings to set my amp to.
All installed, here comes the test... ummm.... I can hear the sub hitting, but putting off base like a mid-range speaker. I thought maybe I mixed up the + and -, so I switched those and it actually hit a little harder, but nothing like it is supposed to.
I haven't really messed with the amp settings (I kinda forgot how they were set before). I remember the JL guy told me no more than 3 on base boost. I remember before it was a lot higher than that, but I don't think that that is the problem. I'm nervous cause it sounds like a blown speaker, but it was working perfect before (even with a torn surround) and I did not damage it at all during the surround repair.
Any ideas on how to troubleshoot? Can I mess with all the settings while the radio is on? I don't want to have to take it to a car audio shop :/