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So I have a JL Audio Powerwedge powered subwoofer. Just a couple weeks ago it just stopped working, I tried hooking up my brothers amplifier to my subwoofer and nothing happened. We also tried doing different RCAs and still nothing. Would that mean my amp is toast or I have some different problem.

I know it's not my stereo deck because I am running the stock Mach 460 speakers off of it (they require RCAs to work off of an aftermarket deck) they plug into 2 RCA Y adaptors that run into the subwoofer/audio out RCA plug in.
 

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If you tried another amp an it's doing the same thing, I would say it's not the amp. Check to make sure that a connector hasn't come loose from the sub itself. If that looks good, hook the sub directly to one of our rear speaker (a simple jumper will suffice) and see what you get. If still nothing, the voice coil on the sub is bad and needs to be replaced.
 

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Ok. I'll try that once I get some free time. I really really hate driving without a subwoofer.

There is the possibility that we didn't hook up my brothers amplifier correctly but I don't think that's the issue
 

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Did you ever get that problem figured out? Was it a power issue?
 

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Nope. Haven't taken a look at it. I dot believe its a power issue. I put a test light on it and the amp was getting power so I'm not sure. However I just lost my job so I'm not gonna fox it for a while
 

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So I went and used a volt meter on my amp. It put out a max of 8 volts do its gotta be the subwoofer itself.
 

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You can test that by jumping your amp to one of your regular speakers as long as you unplug it's other source. And keep the volume extra low. It is sounding alot like your sub and that will test it if you don't have another sub to test it with...
 

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Ruthless said:
You can test that by jumping your amp to one of your regular speakers as long as you unplug it's other source. And keep the volume extra low. It is sounding alot like your sub and that will test it if you don't have another sub to test it with...
I've got a brother with 2 kenwoods so I just gotta get off my butt and test it on his.
 

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Well get going!!! Lol. I dont know how long my system was down until I finally looked into it and it ended up being a loose wire... I was so mad at myself I rode around for like two months without bass for no reason. So here I am as your motivator. Get up!! Go test it!
 

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I know it's not any loose wires. I pulled my deck out and checked those, I regrounded my ground, checked the RCAs. I checked like every wire.
 

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That's my guess. What confuses me is that I've only had it in for maybe 8 months with a 250w amp and a woofer that's rated to 300w
 

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It's a JL Audio Powerwedge. A JL WX woofer with a 250W JL amplifier.
 

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Hm I'll have to look that up tomorrow. I ordered it off of Crutchfield under the powered subwoofer category.
 

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JDF, let us know when you Test a different speaker on it, to see if it is the Subwoofer thats the problem.
 

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Don't do anything to void a waranty. Crutchfield is a good company and they have always done right by me. I almost guarantee they will do something for you to replace it at little or no cost to you. Never hurt to ask.
 
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