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Old 08-12-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
flies4fun
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Subwoofer amp smoked

While driving yesterday, I noticed the distinct smell of burning electronics
in my 96 EB V8 AWD - turning everything off didn't seem to make any
difference. After further investigation last night, I now have no sub (JBL
system) Is there an amp for that back with the sub? Should I just take it to
a stereo shop and have a new amp and sub installed or look for a junkyard
unit?


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Old 08-15-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
Walter Harley
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Re: Subwoofer amp smoked

"flies4fun" <flies4fun@knology.net> wrote in message
news:c4fc2$42fc9dba$45497f03$8809@KNOLOGY.NET...
> While driving yesterday, I noticed the distinct smell of burning
> electronics in my 96 EB V8 AWD - turning everything off didn't seem to
> make any difference. After further investigation last night, I now have no
> sub (JBL system) Is there an amp for that back with the sub? Should I just
> take it to a stereo shop and have a new amp and sub installed or look for
> a junkyard unit?


Don't assume there will be anything "just" about getting a new amp and sub
installed. If it's the same JBL system that was in the 95 Limited, it's
some sort of modular proprietary thing; whenever I've asked about it at car
stereo places they've always said that replacing it was all or nothing, no
way to replace individual components. I don't know if you've got the same
system or if they're feeding me hogwash, but there it is.


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Old 09-05-2005, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
Spud Unger
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Re: Subwoofer amp smoked

Walter Harley wrote:
> "flies4fun" <flies4fun@knology.net> wrote in message
> news:c4fc2$42fc9dba$45497f03$8809@KNOLOGY.NET...
>
>>While driving yesterday, I noticed the distinct smell of burning
>>electronics in my 96 EB V8 AWD - turning everything off didn't seem to
>>make any difference. After further investigation last night, I now have no
>>sub (JBL system) Is there an amp for that back with the sub? Should I just
>>take it to a stereo shop and have a new amp and sub installed or look for
>>a junkyard unit?

>
>
> Don't assume there will be anything "just" about getting a new amp and sub
> installed. If it's the same JBL system that was in the 95 Limited, it's
> some sort of modular proprietary thing; whenever I've asked about it at car
> stereo places they've always said that replacing it was all or nothing, no
> way to replace individual components. I don't know if you've got the same
> system or if they're feeding me hogwash, but there it is.
>
>

i don't know if this is still true, but factory systems were rated at
different impedance than aftermarket systems. they did this to keep the
engine noise out of the sound system...so i was told.
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