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JBL Venue sub 12 amplifier replacement

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My JBL Venue Sub 12 amplifier is fried. How can I replace the amp? I do not want a replacement from JBL as I have heard a lot of bad reviews on JBL subwoofer power amps. The speaker is fine, but is this sub worth fixing or should I just throw it away and get a new one?
Edited by ondrums - 12/29/12 at 7:07pm
post #2 of 9
Consider replacement plate amps from Parts Express and OAudio. I have two PE plate amps, one of which was used as a replacement on a JBL subwoofer. You will likely need to do some cutting and pasting to get the amp to fit. I pasted 2"x4"s in a rectangular shape to the back of my subwoofer and screwed the PE plate amp into it.
post #3 of 9
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Thanks wwinkler! I think I can make the modifications to the JBL sub. I will call Parts Express and Oaudio for the right amp for it. I am glad to hear I am not the only one with this problem!smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ondrums View Post

My JBL Venue Sub 12 amplifier is fried. How can I replace the amp? I do not want a replacement from JBL as I have heard a lot of bad reviews on JBL subwoofer power amps. The speaker is fine, but is this sub worth fixing or should I just throw it away and get a new one?
I have a JBL Venue Sub 12 I could sell you...I just upgraded from this recently but the shipping probably would not be worth it...
post #5 of 9
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Thank you walke108. I am afraid I do not trust JBL since I have heard some bad reviews of this specific subwoofer model'
post #6 of 9
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Thank you walke108. I am afraid I do not trust JBL since I have heard some bad reviews of this specific subwoofer model's amp failure. And you are right, shipping would be cost prohibitive. Thank you for your offer!
post #7 of 9
Same sub, starting to hear popping / clicking, but I'm really curious about what you've heard. What did you end up doing, any advice?
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Amp on the JBL Venue Sub 12 was fried. Due to bad reviews on this JBL sub amp, I replaced it with a Yung subwoofer amplifier from Parts Express. SD-300-6 model #. Sounds fabulous! Had to do minor modification to the back of the sub cabinet to fit the new amp. It was well worth the effort and expense to get this sound from this sub!!

Good Luck!!
post #9 of 9
Great info, thanks for getting back so quick.
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