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    Jl Audio Amp Question

    i recentely bought a jl audio amp online which i will never do again off of ebay. i recevied the amp and so i connected it to test it no output just a clipping distorted sound from the sub. so i take it to someone who can check it and they say that the outputs are blown. so my question can this be replaced and still be a like new amp.

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    Sorry to hear that... Unfortunately your out of luck, you bought the amp from an unauthorized JL Audio retailer (even if they say they are, they arent... Believe me) and your pretty much SOL. JL will only fix items bought through an authorized JL Audio retailer. My guess is that the serial number was also removed/scratched off? If it wasnt scratched off, you MAY be able to take it to an authorized retailer in your area and have them send it in to JL for repairs. But it all depends on that serial number being there, and the likelyhood of that seeing as its an ebay item... Next to nil :S

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    Thumbs up

    i mean it still has the serial number sticker on it and i have a recpeit for it but the store that it was bought from is not an authorized dealer. i took it to jl audio authorized dealer store and they are going to fix it for me for 300 dollars.

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    Well since it has the original serial number on it thats good then, your lucky there. Most of the time ebay sellers scratch off that serial number and your up the creek without a paddle.
    As for your JL dealer charing you 300 to fix it... Holy crap... Did you get the 1000/1 or the 450/5 or something? Thats expensive as hell. I got my 500/1 repaired for $180.

    Oh, also if JL is fixing it (most likely the store sends it back to JL for repairs) it will come back working perfectly. They do a really good job and they back their stuff. I've been a fan of JL for quite some time now and its great Havent had any problems with their stuff as long as it was taken proper care of
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    Yea but I was reading the manual to the amp and the warranty is only applicable to the original purchaser. Yes I have 08 model 1000/1 version 2 amplifier. I feel the price is accurate because it is the newer one. Also that is why I took it to a jl authorized dealer plus this place is filled with all types of jl stuf I mean tons and tma which is jl audio son company so I feel comfortable in a way having them fix it you know. plus i knew it would be expensive because these guys over price all the time just like any other dealer would. take for example the rbc-1(bass controller) on jl website it is 39.99 with shipping maybe 50 at the most. the stores are charging 69.99. this is why i bought it off of ebay for just 35 dollars lol. but yes i recently became a full jl audio fan i was always into rockford fosgate. i started with the p300-1 and a 15inch p3. then i started changing i got a jl 12 w6 version 2 and a rockford fosgate t500-1bd amp. now i have a 13.5 w7 in a custom box with the jl emblem on the back of box. and the 1000/1 version 2 amp. i mean just on my rca cables and fuse holder i spent 95 dollars which is all jl audio products that is without the fuse(because i am going today like 20 miles out of the way to get the jl audio anl fuse), i also have jl audio 8 guage meta wire for my speaker wire 1.50 a foot and the power wire dont get me stated on the price for that i also bought jl audio new meta wire 1/0 guage. so yea couple more things such as jl audio ground lug. and i will be al jl audio. then i move on to jl audio car speakers.

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    The warranty only applies to the previous owner, but thats the factory warranty. When you pay to get your amp repaired, they give you a warranty with it on the repair. Its not as long as the factory warranty, but it ensures that the amp doesnt go out on you in like a month or something. So its not bad.

    The 1000/1 may be a $300 fee, the 500/1 is $180 so that sounds about right for repairs.

    JL's awesome... Good luck with the repair, should turn out just fine.
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    o yes i was confused for a second but yes. well thanks for all your feedback. thanks well lets hope all is well with my amp. and jl audio all the way

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    don't be a jl only fan, you'll get burned.. .well you are, you're paying way too much for wiring. don't be afraid to mix and match, you usually get better results. dont get me wrong jl's quality control on their subs are top notch but you can get similar or better sounding drivers for less. open up your eyes to other manufacturers before you go and buy jl component speakers, if you still like the jl components then go for it, but don't choose blindly.
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    JL Components are good... But I personally have Focal Polyglass 165's and I love them. Sound amazing! But thats me

    I really like JL's amps and subs though, they are the best for me personally... But different strokes for different folks.
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    yes i know i have seen several other good brands for component speakers. like right now i have pioneer and i love them i mean no problems they sound good for only being 2 way. but as far as the jl audio wiring you know i seen the design of the wire and it interested me so i was like i might as well buy some of this stuff. it was a heafty price though. 9 bucks a foot for 1/0 awg ill let you do the math on that. First I had tsuanami wiring it was pretty good i spend a 1 a foot, and i was actually going to buy some of knu koncepts wiring then i seen the jl audio and grabbed that one first. dont get me wrong the actual wiring for my w7 to connect it internally is some cheap q-power wiring where i got 20 ft for five dollars. but i am doing some looking before i buy components any recommendations? i was really liking the design of soundstream i like spider grills.

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