I got offered JL audio w7 12 inch. problem is people say its too powerful for my 2 door coupe. someone else is saying they can get me PPI 12 inch sub. Can anyone recommend a sub? How much should I spend on a amp & sub? please let me know!
there is no such thing as "too powerful" in my eyes lol, but i would take that if you can afford it, but if you get that they retail at 600 and be happy if you can get it under 400 lol, that would be an awesome deal, but then you need to look into a 1000 watts rms amp
If you want "noise" then no. If you want music with good midbass transition then its ridiculous to spend a ton of money on 1000 watts of bass when running only 100 watts of mids/highs. It'll sound like crap.
I just returned a pair of 10w6v2's for that very reason even tho I picked them up for a very good price($300 each new). At 500 watts each they simply blew away my 10w3's(250w each) in SPL. They were cleaner and played lower, but were impossible to match to my 5 1/4 Q's @ 180w/side on classical and other "musical" tracks w/o turning the gains way down which basically negated any advantage they had.
It all depends on what you want out of your system.
yeh fishy's right a bout that. sometimes perople have so much bass in there car you can barely hear the comps working. all you hear is bass with a little words. But what so you want all spl sql or are you shooting for straight sq
yea but see, thats what i dont get either, who runs around with the gains set all the way up and not hear themusic, you just get the most powerful thing set the gains down then when someone thinks they have a good system, own there a$$e$
lol, but the best is to have a system and when your uh, being good sitting in the car with the windowns up late at night ;) with jsut a piece just to feel the subs and not hear music is just out of this world
250 for a 12 W7, Dude, jump all over that!!! I am running one im my accord, with a JL 1000/1 on it, and it could easaly over power my mids and highs if I let it. If you don't need that much power get it with a JL 500/1 and you will be happy.
I was wondering what system would be better two 12" W3v2 JL Audio subwoofers with a JL Audio 500/1 monoblock "Slash"-Series Amplifier. Or 2 12" SW8100 Aluminum series Eclipse subwoofers with a 1200W 1 channel Eclipse amplifier (DA7122). I own a 1997 chevy 2500 x-cab
DUH! lol, that what the al's are designed to do, mine is amazing, best sq ive ever heard, even up against a 12w6v2 professionally installed, mine done by me lol, but that was by my ears, and his ears, his was louder, but mines sq was better, so it will def be better than the w3
i've heard of ppi subs, but i've never actually heard one. i know their old amps were amazing, but took a dive in quality a few years ago when the company was bought out and the manufacturing was sent overseas. i dont know if that also applies to the quality of their subs.
just keep in mind that that the subs that require more power will obviously require a bigger amp, which will cost more $ and may require you to need to upgrade your car's electrical system/alternator, which can get very expensive.