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Old 4th October 2006, 13:12   #1
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my 75.4 JBL amp has a provision for a neon cable. how much does this cable cost and how long can it run. Can I run in inside the car in some custom way !? I saw some kind of neon cables in the Vahan Yarta last year...streetglow if i'm not wrong....how are these connected and how much do these cost !? thanks in advance...
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It has a provision for original JBL neon tubes. Ask your dealer to sell you some. Cheers.
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sam, how much do these tubes cost...i just need a ballpark figure as i have no idea...thanx.
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1000 bucks a tube I think. Though we don't have them anymore, but many many many were sold (with amplifiers) in Bangalore to dealers and sometimes we even gave them free. Check with your JBL guy.

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1000 bucks a tube I think. Though we don't have them anymore, but many many many were sold (with amplifiers) in Bangalore to dealers and sometimes we even gave them free. Check with your JBL guy.
I also know one guy in JBL. Any chances?
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guys back to tubes pls!

Even a google abt the tubes for these didnt get me good results. What other option do oen have if he cant find the JBL ones?
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guys back to tubes pls!

Even a google abt the tubes for these didnt get me good results. What other option do oen have if he cant find the JBL ones?
If the out for the tube on the JBL amp is 12 volts (which it should be), one could use an aftermarket neon that has it's own transformer.

The advantage (or disadvantage) of using the outlet on the amp to power the tube must be that the tube would switch on and off with the amp.
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Well, one should shove in a neon tube into the hole (wash those minds people) and keep the 12V running from the ignition.
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i still have some ???s in my head....

1. are these JBL 'tubes' any different from the streetglow variety ?!
2. can we connect other branded tubes to the JBL amp ? B&T is talking about other tubes with transformers...can someone plz throw some light on that !?
3. how else are these connected usually (if not from the amp) ?!
4. how long can these run ?! are there standard lengths !?
5. i would love to outline my cabin top (inside...just an idea) with a blue tube/wire...is this a possiblilty !?
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Neon tubes are lights, basically that typically run on 12V dc, so that they can be run off your car battery.
They have transformers internally to create the kind of electricity they need (like a tubelight choke, for example)

Any 12V neon tube, pipe, flexilight can be used. Regardless of brand.
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