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POWER SERIES®

P1024

P1022

P1224

P1222

car audio subwoofer owner’s manual

THANK YOU

for purchasing a JBL® Power Series® subwoofer. Subwoofer installation requires woodworking skills and some experience in disassembling and reassembling automotive interiors. If you lack the tools or necessary skills, have your subwoofer installed by an authorized JBL dealer.

WARNING: Playing loud music in an automobile can permanently damage your hearing as well as hinder your ability to hear traffic. We recommend listening at low levels while driving. JBL accepts no liability for hearing loss, bodily injury or property damage resulting from use or misuse of this product.

CHOOSING AN ENCLOSURE

Power Series subwoofers are optimized to perform best in small, sealed, vented and prefabricated bandpass enclosures. While infinite-bafflemounting of

Power Series subs is possible, power handling will be greatly compromised because there’s no enclosed volume of air to prevent the speaker’s cone from moving past its limit. For this reason, we do not recommend infinite-bafflemounting for Power Series subwoofers.

You should choose the enclosure you will use based on the type of music you listen to, how much amplifier power you will use for the subwoofer and how much space inside the vehicle you can devote to a subwoofer enclosure.

Because a sealed enclosure provides the most control over the woofer’s movement, a woofer mounted in a sealed enclosure will handle more power than a woofer

mounted in another enclosure type. Sealed enclosures provide more accurate sonic reproduction than other enclosure types, so they are well suited to all types of music. Sealed-enclosureconstruction

is straightforward and there are many prefabricated sealed

enclosures available. An optimum sealed enclosure is always smaller than other types of enclosures optimized for a particular speaker, so they require the smallest amount of space inside the vehicle.

Vented enclosures provide better efficiency in the 40Hz – 50Hz range but this efficiency comes at the expense of sound in the lowest octave (below 40Hz) and at the expense of some control and power handling. If you are using a small amplifier, a vented box will provide more bass output from less power. Vented enclosures are also well suited to a variety of music types. Because vented enclosures require the volume of the enclosure and the size of the port to have a specific relationship with the characteristics of the woofer, the enclosure must be built exactly to the specifications provided. While there are some prefabricated vented boxes available, matching a prefabricated box to a particular woofer is difficult. If you wish to use a vented enclosure, we strongly recommend having your authorized JBL dealer build it, or verify that your design is correct

if you wish to build it yourself. An optimum vented enclosure is always larger than the optimum sealed box for the same woofer and will require more space inside the vehicle.

Bandpass enclosures often provide the most output available from any amplifier and subwoofer combination at the expense of sonic accuracy. If sheer SPL (sound-pressurelevel) is what you desire most, choose a bandpass enclosure.Bandpass-enclosuredesign is very tricky and the aid of a computer and enclosure design software is necessary. If you are an experienced installer or have some woodworking experience, you may wish to build the enclosure described in the enclosure design sheet included

with this woofer. Fortunately, there are many prefabricated bandpass boxes available and they are all optimized to extract the most output possible from any woofer. Bandpass enclosures can be quite large and may require a lot of space inside your vehicle.

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CONNECTING YOUR SUBWOOFER TO YOUR AMPLIFIER

JBL Power Series subwoofers are available in two different

configurations: as dual 4-ohmvoice coils or as dual2-ohmvoice coils. Depending on the amplifiers you are using, you may use Power Series subwoofers in singles or multiples to maximize the power available from your amplifiers. To achieve the maximum amplifier output possible, you should design a speaker system that provides the lowest impedance that your amplifier is rated to drive safely. When designing a subwoofer system, consider the following rules:

1.Don’t mix different subwoofer or enclosure types in the same system (use all dual 4-ohmwoofers or all dual2-ohmwoofers).

2.You may connect the coils of a dual-voicecoil woofer in series, but we recommend that you avoid connecting separate woofers in series.

3.You must use both coils of a dualvoice coil woofer connected either in series or in parallel.

4.Most amplifiers deliver exactly the same amount of power bridged into a 4-ohmload

as they do running a 2-ohmstereo load.

To design a subwoofer system that maximizes available amplifier power, keep the following rules in mind:

1.The total system impedance of woofers in parallel =

1

1 +1 +1 ...

w1w2w3

where w is the nominal impedance of the woofer.

2.The total system impedance of voice coils (or woofers) in series = w1 + w2 + w3...

The diagrams to the right show parallel and series speaker connections.

POS ( + )

NEG ( – )

POS ( + )

NEG ( – )

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SPECIFICATIONS

 

P1024

P1022

P1224

P1222

 

10" Dual 4-Ohm

10" Dual 2-Ohm

12" Dual 4-Ohm

12" Dual 2-Ohm

 

Voice-Coil

Voice-Coil

Voice-Coil

Voice-Coil

 

Subwoofer

Subwoofer

Subwoofer

Subwoofer

Power Handling, RMS

400W

400W

400W

400W

Power Handling, Peak

1200W

1200W

1200W

1200W

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)

92dB

96dB

94dB

97dB

Frequency Response

25Hz – 500Hz

25Hz – 500Hz

25Hz – 450Hz

23Hz – 450Hz

Impedance

8 Ohms/2 ohms

4 Ohms/1 ohm

8 Ohms/2 ohms

4 Ohms/1 ohm

Mounting Depth

6-1/4"(159mm)

6-1/4"(159mm)

6-1/4"(159mm)

6-1/4"(159mm)

Cutout Diameter

9-1/16"(231mm)

9-1/16"(231mm)

11-1/16"(281mm)

11-1/16"(281mm)

Overall Diameter

12-7/16"(316mm)

12-7/16"(316mm)

14-5/8"(372mm)

14-5/8"(372mm)

Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

JBL Consumer Products

250 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, NY 11797 USA 516.255.4JBL (4525) (USA only) www.jbl.com

© 2005 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved.

JBL, Harman International and Power Series are trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries.

Part No. P1022/1024/1222/1224OM8/05

Declaration of Conformity

We, Harman Consumer Group International

2, route de Tours

72500 Chateau du Loir

France

declare in own responsibility that the products described in this owner’s manual are in compliance with technical standards:

EN 61000-6-3:2001EN61000-6-1:2001

Klaus Lebherz

Harman Consumer Group International Chateau du Loir, France 8/05

www.jbl.com