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Old 08-06-2004, 02:22 PM
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Ripped out my gear from my old car -- time to rebuild. I was running Boston's; now I think I'll get rid of those and go with a new brand for the subs and components. So, it's either:

2 JL 10W3v2
Either XR 653CS or XR 650CSi Components


2 Alpine SWR1021D
and SPR 176A components all around.

My bud runs all Type R stuff, and it's closer to the sound I want than the Bostons I've just finished with.

But I'm only slightly familiar with JL's subs; which I think are impressive. Not at all sure on their components, though.

Any opinions/help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-06-2004, 03:11 PM
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Personally I dont like the type R at all...iv heard many of them same with JLW0s and I think W0s are a W3 should blow it out of the water.

JL components are awesome, the XRs are great! I was about to get them but i went with Focal Polykevlar K2s

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Old 08-06-2004, 03:18 PM
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The W0s aren't even comparable to the Type-Rs, so I don't know what kind of ghetto Type-R set-ups you've heard.

Personally, I'd go with the JL set-up if cost isn't an issue. The XR components are much better than the SPRs and the W3v2 is a better sub than the SWR, IMO. Of course, the Alpine set-up should be a lot cheaper, so cost may be a factor.

If you upgraded the speakers to Type-Xs, then I'd get the Alpine set-up [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 08-06-2004, 03:25 PM
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I had some W0's and there very nice if done right, I'd look to something alittle less main stream like DLS. I have heard and seen these products, very nice and clean.
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