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Old 03-27-2006, 09:00 PM
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old linear amp questions

i think this thing is old....it sure looks it.
linear series 2 channel bridgeable amp
3-way variable hi/low x-over
160 watts
mosfet power
and I want to know it it will power this sub?

12W1-4 / 12W1-8
Sealed: 1.0 - 1.75 cubic feet (I have it in a sealed truck box about this size)
Ported: 1.75 - 4.0 cubic feet
Great for bandpasses
Power Handling: 125W
Xmax: .313"
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:09 PM
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First, a hint: When asking questions on forums, try to do some homework first. Tell us the makes and models of the gear you want help with. Dont make us google. I did google your subs and they are JL. Good quality, but not very high power capacity. Do you intend to use them in 4 or 2 ohm mode? Your amp is a mystery. How much does it put out per channel? into what impedance?
If you find some specs, post a link for us to see and help you. Why this amp anyway? Do you have it already or do you want to buy it? There are lots of good used or new low cost amps availabe to run those subs.
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:24 PM
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ok so i forgot to mention the make of the sub but you figured it out eh? lol i will remember next time.
I only have one of these JL subs it was given to me so AI am throwing it into the g/friends car for her.
The amp is a mystery to me as well I have tried to google it too and can't find anything on it except the info that i posted.
It says that it has 160 watts of power so I am assuming that it is 80 watts(ish) for each chanel and it "is" bridgeable to a single chanel.
The reason I am using this amp is that I already have it and seeing as I am not going to use it in any of my setups so I am giving it to her for hers.

Thats all I know for now.

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Old 03-28-2006, 05:16 AM
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So which one do you have? 12W1-4 or 12W1-8?
Either will work with the map in bridged mode. The 12W1-4 is 4 ohm and it will get maximum power from the amp. The 12W1-8 is 8 ohms and will not be able to draw max power from the amp.But either will work. If you are into car audio, then I suggest going to Canadian Tire, or The Source (was radio shack) and get a multimeter for about $20 (sometimes they are on sale for $10) to measure the DC resistance of the sub. This will tell you if they are 4 or 8 ohm.

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So which one do you have? 12W1-4 or 12W1-8?
Either will work with the map in bridged mode. The 12W1-4 is 4 ohm and it will get maximum power from the amp. The 12W1-8 is 8 ohms and will not be able to draw max power from the amp.But either will work. If you are into car audio, then I suggest going to Canadian Tire, or The Source (was radio shack) and get a multimeter for about $20 (sometimes they are on sale for $10) to measure the DC resistance of the sub. This will tell you if they are 4 or 8 ohm.

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Old 03-28-2006, 07:40 AM
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again sorry it is the 12W1-4.
Ok so this amp ( whatever it is lol) should have enuff power @ 160watts (ish) to power this jl 12" sub....thats what I wanted to know ....now for a box.
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