I have an Alpine amp that puts out about 500 watts RMS, I have two JL 12's both rated at 200 watts RMS. A few months ago, I smelt a burning smell and my subwoofers stopped working, but only one of them. Since then I have put my bass as low as possible and it has worked, but I am quite tired of only having one sub at minimal power.
Could my amp have overpowered the subs and burned out the coils?
I am planning on sending them back before the one year warranty is over to get a brand new set. I was either thinking I would sell those to buy another pair and that can handle a higher RMS, or set my amp to a certain point where it won't overpower the subwoofers again?
What do you guys think my best bet is?