2 jl 8w7s on a jl 500/1 amp?


3 stooges
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I am considering this versus 1 12w7 on the same 500/1 amp. What are the pros and cons of going with 2 8's versus 1 12? thanks

p.s. i am a sq enthusiast

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Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 1202
Registered: 12-2003
really depends on the type of music you enjoy.
100.5" of surface area for two 8"
38mm combined one-way Xmax

113" of surface area for a single 12"
29mm one-way Xmax

That's a real close match between tne two for SPL. The 12" will feel as though it hits more deeply, having a lower Fs of 27.2Hz versus the 8W7 having an Fs of 35.2Hz, but due to the lower mass of the 8W7, the 8" will appear to be faster, and tighter.
While I like the 8W7 myself, I'm very fond of the sound and feel of a 12" sub, and use 12" subs in both my car, and home systems. I'd opt to keep the twelve if it were up to me, but if you listen mostly to jazz, classical, or acoustic performances, you may prefer the 8" subs.

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