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Old 06-04-2013, 08:29 PM
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Speaker setup! My Wet sounds need the power they deserve

Ok guys I have some setup questions. I just got an 06 X1 and the stereo is not hooked up right at all! Seriously I think the people were on drugs that hooked it up!

Here's what I've got in the boat.

3 amps

1 JL 300X4
1 JL 300X2
1 Sony 600X4

4 JL- MC-7 speakers in the boat (that sounds amazing currently hooked up to the Sony amp on each of the 4 channels)

2 Wet sounds Rev 8 speakers on the tower
1 Wet sounds Pro 485 on tower.

All of the wet sounds were hooked up to the JL 300X2 amp
The JL 300X4 is not hooked up at all, but I tested it and it works.
The sony 600X4 is hooked up to the JL MC-7 speakers in the boat.

Any ideas for hooking it all up? I was thinking use the two JL amps to run the wet sounds, and keep the sony on the JL MC-7 speakers. I'm totally open to suggestions though. Please help! Thanks
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:09 PM
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I do not know the outputs of any of those amp and it too late in the evening for me to do it, so take this with a grain of salt. its more of a logical approach based on the speaker and the number of amp chnls:

Rev-8's bridged on the 300/4
Pro-485 bridged on the 300/3
4 7.7 in-boats on the sony 600/4.

At first glance, this is what I would do.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:14 PM
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I would hook up the JL 300/2 to one pair of the M770's preferably the Mid ship locations . The JL 300/4 to the other four M770's bow and rear locations.
Then bridge the Sony 600/4: Bridge 2 Channels to the pairt of Rev's and Bridge the other 2 channels to the 485!!

Try it first and report back.......you'll never look back
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:29 AM
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Ok guys I have some setup questions. I just got an 06 X1 and the stereo is not hooked up right at all! Seriously I think the people were on drugs that hooked it up!

Here's what I've got in the boat.

3 amps

1 JL 300X4
1 JL 300X2
1 Sony 600X4

4 JL- MC-7 speakers in the boat (that sounds amazing currently hooked up to the Sony amp on each of the 4 channels)

2 Wet sounds Rev 8 speakers on the tower
1 Wet sounds Pro 485 on tower.

All of the wet sounds were hooked up to the JL 300X2 amp
The JL 300X4 is not hooked up at all, but I tested it and it works.
The sony 600X4 is hooked up to the JL MC-7 speakers in the boat.

Any ideas for hooking it all up? I was thinking use the two JL amps to run the wet sounds, and keep the sony on the JL MC-7 speakers. I'm totally open to suggestions though. Please help! Thanks
I can already tell you that you might wanna start looking a different amp...

the Rev8s will want closed to 300w each @ 4ohms.
The Pro485 will want closer to 600w @ 4ohms.
The JL audios 75 - 100w each @ 4 ohms.

The sony being the least powerful can stay on the 4 JL audio speakers. ~60w x 4 @ 4 ohms...

The Rev8s should run off the 300/4 - Bridged @ 4 Ω 150 W RMS x 2
This will give them some power, but not what they are looking for.

The pro485 should run off the 300/2 - 150 W x 2 @ 1.5-4 Ω per ch.
The pro485 only has 1 set of terminals that come out, so it only uses 1 channel. Im not sure how that amp will react if you hooked up 2 channel to the pro485... maybe Earmark can shed some light.

A simple alternative for your tower is the WetSound Syn6 or Arc audio equivaland. You can bridged channels 1/2 and 3/4 to power the rev8s and channels 5/6 can be bridged at full range to power the Pro485...
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:10 AM
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when you bridge a 2 channel amp, you make it a 1 channel amp.

I would leave the in boats on the Sony amp, bridge the 300/4 to the Rev8's, and bridge the 300/2 to the Pro485. I know the 300/4 is rated at 150 watts per channel when bridged and the 300/2 is 300 watts into a single channel when bridged. That being said, JL rated these amps very conservatively, I've seen that 300/2 push a pair of JL 10W3's without breaking a sweat. To me, those "slash" amps were and are some of the best amps made and were very underated.

There is no reason to change them out, I think you will be happy with the results once they're hooked up right.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:26 AM
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Yea i couldnt find the specs on the 300/2 in bridge mode. Just what JL audio had on their site

Of course we are not sure they are actually the slash amps lol
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:45 AM
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2 Wet sounds Rev 8 speakers on the tower
1 Wet sounds Pro 485 on tower

Have the same set up on mine
Get a bigger JL4-channel amp and run it 3 ch, Ch 1 to 1 Rev 8 & ch2 to the other Rev 8
then Ch's 3&4 Mono to the 485
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:43 PM
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The JL Audio Slash series have always been conservatively rated....plus....these are strictly regulated so they do not drop power at lower voltage supply levels. Compare these robust amplifiers to models with 50% more power. A bridged 300/2 to the Pro485 is great. A bridged 300/4 to two Rev8s is great. That is balanced and a minimum of 150 watts per each 8-inch driver even with an 11 volt supply. I like it.

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:43 PM
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Yea i couldnt find the specs on the 300/2 in bridge mode. Just what JL audio had on their site

Of course we are not sure they are actually the slash amps lol
I'm pretty sure they are. JX series is 360/4, XD is 400/4, and HD is 600/4. Only JL amp that was 300/4 and 300/2 that I can remember is the slash series.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:08 AM
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Thanks guys. I hooked up the speakers the way most of you suggested. Bridged the rev 8's across the 300/4 amp and bridged the 485 across the 300/2. I am not sure what I expected, but I was not impressed by the wet sounds at all. So much treble that if you turn it up and stand on the engine cover you'll go def, but not much bass at all. The 7" JL speakers in the boat put out 3 times more bass than the wet sounds. I even hooked up one of the rev 8's and bridged it across the 300/2 and it didn't sound much better. I wish that I could hear someone else's speakers with my own ears. The cones look to be in really good condition, but they just had no bass thump. Are they looking for way more power? Are they only designed to be used with a huge sub to provide all the bass?

Any thoughts?

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