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Amp - Speaker setup (re-configuring) - bad JL amp

Old 10-07-2020, 02:40 PM
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Default Amp - Speaker setup (re-configuring) - bad JL amp

Current set up (as purchased when I got the boat):
2x JL 900/5 amps
4x - 8.8 JL speakers
4x - 7.7 JL speakers

One of my amps is giving me a solid yellow (amber) light. Even when I disconnect all the speakers - still solid yellow.

I was looking at the specs for the amp - and it shows 4 speakers plus a sub - so I'm missing nearly half the capacity of the amp anyways?

Should I spend the $250 and see if JL will repair (and then I guess add two subs)

Or just get a 400/4 new JL amp for around $500... ?

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Old 10-08-2020, 05:05 AM
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If your cost difference is only 250. Just go new. In my experience with today’s throwaway mentality. Electronics are not built to last many years anymore. You can still get some good repairs made especially if it is something simple but most internal failures are due to multiple component failures or some inconsistencies between components. It’s hard to ensure once the initial problem component is fixed the service center will be able to diagnose and fix the cause of the failure in the first place.

just my opinion. If this happened 15 years ago I’d say fix it. But not today.

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