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J&L W6 burned Billet

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Anyone have information about impedance-drops in subwoofers burning out amps. Tru-Billet 4.100 with bridged C and D channels took a burn from a J&L W6, and I'm looking to learn more about the issue. Relative n00b, but slowly accumulating data. directions to links to relevant pages appreciated also.
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Thanks for the reply.
I'm still trying to figure out what happened.
I don't know if it's a v2 just says W6 on the grille.
2ohms. Wired to bridged C and D channels on a Billet 4100. Worked great for a few weeks then during an extended jam session the whole thing went down. The amp has protection circuitry and being a newbie I assumed it was thermal (it was very hot) and went for a walk. Came back to the car and no go. ...much later after some testing turns out the D channel on the amp is out. So now a 3 channel Billet. It's running the sub fine again, maybe not as hard as 2 channels bridged but totally adequate.
I didn't do the install (and again, I newbie) so not really sure about how the configuration was done. It could have been anything. Sorry to cast aspersions about your product without being really sure of the situation. I should have been more clear on that. From now on will try to phrase such situations with more care.
I have heard there can be impedance drops on some subwoofers just more or less out of the blue on the fly so to speak; apparently this causes the amp-channel to either go into protect mode or burn. Not sure if that's what happened here.
Again, thanks for the reply.
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yes, yes, & yes.
issue resolved.
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