Add me to the "My JBL Subwoofer tried to burn my house down" club. I purchased a JBL Venue Sub12 back in 2007. Recently it started clicking very intermittently, and then the other day I discovered it was completely dead. I took it apart and replaced the blown fuse, which I thought was odd since it was hooked up to an APC line conditioner/surge suppressor. The new fuse immediately blew, and that wonderful burning electronics smell filled the air. I took the sub apart again, and upon closer inspection found this.
This sub was never driven hard, and like I mentioned, was always on a high quality surge suppressor. Searching on the web revealed what everyone except JBL knows, which there is a serious design flaw in the amp since all of the pictures I found on the internet showed circuit boards burned in the same place. Class action suit anyone?
So no more JBL products for me. I ordered a Cadence CSX12 Mark II to replace ithe JBL sub, and it should be here late next week.