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Old 03-14-2010, 11:18 PM
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Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

Guys help me make up my mind. I have never owned a 10'' sub before, I have always had my 2 JL 12w3's but they are in my mazda, and I want something that takes up less room in the Jeep so I am going with one sub.

I plan on building the box myself from the specs on JL's website, but I am just having a hard time trying to make up my mind on going with a 10 or a 12. I have an amp kit on the way, and I have an amp already as well, so my budget is only going to allow for a W3, I had planned on a W6 earlier.

I listen to alot of hard rock, sometimes rap (love bass) and when I am in the mood even country here and there! So, what do you guys think?
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:24 PM
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

I have the 12" JLw3 right now. i love it. very clear and one 12 is definitely loud enough for me. id say go with a 12 as you can always turn the bass down if you want less. if youre not happy with how loud a 10" is you cant do anything about it. JMO
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:27 PM
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

ive got one jl audio 12w3 and it sounds amazing. i had two before in my car and it seriously sounds the same or better with just one in the jeep. It doesnt take up that much room and plus you already have the 12 inch one. You arent going to save much room buy switching to a 10inch. Plus 12's sound better.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:13 AM
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

I run 2 10w6's with a ported box in my WJ and I LOVE IT!!!


My questions would be what size amp do you have, and is it a sealed box? I am assuming that the box will be sealed for space reasons, in that case I would go with a 10" you'll get a bit cleaner sound. But if you have a high power amp, feel free to go for the 12".

It's really down to what your ear likes. I have friends that prefer a w0 over a w3.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:28 AM
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

Why JL?
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

Because JL is the poop!!!! I will be going with 12" w6 when I blow my kicker L5
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

well I am throwing 1000W at a 10" sub right now...I love having a space-saving sub that can BUMP. I went from a 15" to the 10" and I must say I am not dissapointed or sad in any way. Get the most burly 10" you can, that can work in the smallest space possible and throw as much wattage at it as you can...then you will have the best of all worlds


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Old 03-15-2010, 12:35 PM
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

Guys... 12's don't sound better than 10's, 10's don't sound better than 12's... size of the woofer doesn't HAVE ANYTHING TO DO with how 'clean' it sounds.

Chris, what's your budget and how much space are you willing to sacrifice? Also, what amp do you have now (power @ ohm load..?)
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

Thanks for the opinions guys..

Matt - JL was my choice since I already own 2 12's I figured I couldn't go wrong with getting one for the Jeep now too.. Also, since I plan on building the box myself, the specs for the box are right on the website.

The amp I have waiting for it is this one.. http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...KAC-9103D.html

I wanted to stay around the $150 - $175 range for the woofer, and again I need to have dimensions for the box for it as well. What do you suggest or have in mind Matt? Brand doesn't really matter to me, I just want some bass from a good woofer that I don't have to worry about replacing in the next couple years!
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:04 PM
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

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Thanks for the opinions guys..

Matt - JL was my choice since I already own 2 12's I figured I couldn't go wrong with getting one for the Jeep now too.. Also, since I plan on building the box myself, the specs for the box are right on the website.

The amp I have waiting for it is this one.. http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...KAC-9103D.html

I wanted to stay around the $150 - $175 range for the woofer, and again I need to have dimensions for the box for it as well. What do you suggest or have in mind Matt? Brand doesn't really matter to me, I just want some bass from a good woofer that I don't have to worry about replacing in the next couple years!
I'd take the SSA DCON 12 D4 over the W3 all day.

http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/s...7B47%7DS4.html

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...12-review.html

Throw it in a 1 cube sealed enclosure, and you're set!
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

Cool thanks Matt, you think the amp I have will be good enough for it?
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Re: Help! JL 10W3 or JL 12W3 - Need Opinions!

Also Matt.. I notice on the website I have the option of getting it in Single or Dual 4 ohm Voice coils.. what's the difference, and does that have anything to do with my amp?
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