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    Yes, but past a basic operational test you are...

    Yes, but past a basic operational test you are going to need some help. To know if the amplifier is up to spec, you should send it to either the dealer you bought it from or to the manufacturer via...
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    Your logic is on the right track. You have...

    Your logic is on the right track. You have everything you need in substituting equipment in order to isolate the problematic part. You shouldn't need to run new wire as a diagnostic step. Just swap...
  3. Wetsounds products very rarely fail. If they do,...

    Wetsounds products very rarely fail. If they do, for whatever reason, Wetsounds service has always been excellent. A good staff. Enough staff. Someone is always close to a phone or email. Phone calls...
  4. The 650s are a bit accentuated in the treble so...

    The 650s are a bit accentuated in the treble so they're not normally "bland".
    Easy enough to cover only the tweeter of a speaker. If the tweeter is operative the change in sound would be obvious. ...
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    I hate to see anyone replace a component only to...

    I hate to see anyone replace a component only to discover that they are still carrying forward an existing wiring issue. So its good to correctly diagnose the issue in any case.
    I know this would...
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    Here's a little product education on zone...

    Here's a little product education on zone controls you might find useful.

    The only difference between an Exile/Roswell dual level control and two PAC LC-1s is that the Exile/Roswell is concentric...
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    Thank Goodness. Finally I can get a good nights...

    Thank Goodness. Finally I can get a good nights sleep without constantly worrying about it.
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    It sounds like the tower channels are set to...

    It sounds like the tower channels are set to lowpass rather than highpass. Easy to fix.
    I'm not aware that the source electronics would have built-in filters, so I'm guessing the issue is limited...
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    yooper, Again, all diagnosis logic is predicated...

    yooper,
    Again, all diagnosis logic is predicated on the accuracy of your statements, and we can only trust that your statements are accurate.
    You have stated the following:
    The A speaker played in...
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    The diagnostic assistance will only be as good as...

    The diagnostic assistance will only be as good as the accuracy of the information you have provided. And I'm assuming that everything you've stated thus far is very accurate. From everything you have...
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    Next you have to measure that the male 1/4" post...

    Next you have to measure that the male 1/4" post on the speaker connector is precisely in the middle at the tip and not warped slightly to one side. Keep in mind that one contact point is a full inch...
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    This will be easy. Go purchase, @ Radio Shack for...

    This will be easy. Go purchase, @ Radio Shack for example, a basic mono 2-pole 1/4" female phone jack. Wire up the two poles to an amplifier channel using a new test length of wire and plug it onto...
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    There's always the Polk Audio dB651s at around...

    There's always the Polk Audio dB651s at around $75 or less a pair. Certainly not in the class with the JL Audio MX but the dB651s are still tops in sound quality in the $100/pr. and below bracket....
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    The JL Audio MHD and HD amplifiers also have...

    The JL Audio MHD and HD amplifiers also have stacking kits. Here's what I've seen with both brands. Stacking is fine within an air conditioned vehicle cabin, cargo area, or even a trunk with a soft...
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    There are so many considerations. Some within...

    There are so many considerations. Some within your control. Some not.
    Placement is everything and yet cannot compensate for everything.
    If the light is positioned too low or aimed too low the...
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    The Alpine PDX amplifiers are legit. Alpine was...

    The Alpine PDX amplifiers are legit. Alpine was one of the pioneers in automotive fullrange Class D.
    Eons ago, the home stereo division of Alpine was Luxman. Serious stuff.
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    Klipper, I support your original confidence in...

    Klipper,
    I support your original confidence in the JL Audio M series amplifiers. You can always get less expensive, or more "rated" power (@ one frequency only, @ an unrealistic supply voltage, with...
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    As someone who understands the dynamics of system...

    As someone who understands the dynamics of system tuning, I agree with Mike that there is no 'one size fits all' set of numbers that fits all systems and all boats. It's a sequential process and not...
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    The JL Audio 800/8 is unique with so many...

    The JL Audio 800/8 is unique with so many channels and so much input versatility in a single chassis. And it is such great quality in so many respects. By choosing the right subwoofer (better...
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    ^^^ Great advice. Not everyone thinks things out...

    ^^^ Great advice. Not everyone thinks things out to their conclusion like this. And with every different scheme, like a conventional dual battery switch, or VSR, or VSR with dual circuit switch, the...
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    Many boats do not require this extra step. Many...

    Many boats do not require this extra step. Many others do corresponding with a substantial audio system upgrade. Many buy cheaply designed amplifiers that do not have the ability to reject this type...
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    It is still going to be very important to run new...

    It is still going to be very important to run new and dedicated B+ and ground wires of a good gauge from the supply source to the HU or any other source electronics. Here's why. Even though they may...
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    GLIs are nasty band-aids. They have a few legit...

    GLIs are nasty band-aids. They have a few legit applications, like for instance, when mixing AC and DC audio components or isolating grounds between phone chargers and audio inputs. But in most cases...
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    An EQ is not a solution if you want to maintain...

    An EQ is not a solution if you want to maintain your remote control functionality.
    There have been three separate Sony model #s supplied of devices that are specifically intended to open up the menu...
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    Yes, they did. The Bullet HollowPoint dealer...

    Yes, they did. The Bullet HollowPoint dealer usually added that touch. And they often came with a spiral of solvent based foam that did a great job of damping the aluminum enclosure. Many Wetsounds...
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