Kicker L7 or JL Audio 12w6v2 better sq??


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i was thinking of going with only sub in my trunk but wasnt sure which one to get. what would sound better in the trunk of a VW jetta, a kicker 12L7 or a JL 12w6v2? ported or sealed box?

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a kicker L7 with a sealed box sounds the sure to look at for specific box measurements to get the most out of ur sub..

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 1006
Registered: Jun-04
better sq a jl will kill a kicker in that area

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i use an L7 in a sealed enclosure - sounds great. but from what i've heard, the W6v2 is also a great sub. it's a toss-up. you can't go wrong either way.

if you just can't decide, i'd go with the sub that looks better in your car.

whichever sub you go with, use a vented box if you want to get loud SPL, use a sealed box for better SQ and deeper bass. there are exceptions to this rule, but in my experience it's usually the case.

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Username: Jonathan_f


Post Number: 2540
Registered: May-04
JL W6v2 has better sound quality, L7 is more SPL inclined. The square design adds uneven stress points, and needs bracing to counter that (more mass), it has more chance of cone flex, limited excursion due to surround design, lead slap issues, the motor design is more SPL inclined, linearity isn't as good. All adds to more distortion and degraded SQ.

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Username: Businessboy

Post Number: 33
Registered: Sep-04
wish u told me that a few weeks before i got my L7 jono!!! lol, am more than happy with my setup though! spl's - wow!!!


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Username: Jonathan_f


Post Number: 2546
Registered: May-04
L7s aren't bad, but the square design can interfere with SQ reproduction and make it less than optimal. Being happy with it is all that matters.
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