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TWO 18" W3's or THREE 12" W6?

Old 11-16-2006, 07:43 PM
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TWO 18" W3's or THREE 12" W6?

I looking to upgrade my system... I kinda want a system that has really heavy base "deep". So I was wondering what would be best... I already have two 12" W6's so I was going to get a third or get 2 18" W3's... What should I do?
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:07 PM
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Personally, I think you will be really disappointed with the 18"s, so I'd say get one or two more W6's... Are you deaf yet already?
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:11 PM
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What is your current enclosure tuned to?
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:24 PM
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I couldn't imagine two twelves NOT being enough...
that's already almost a kilowatt of RMS power, yikes.
i'd stick with the 12" IMO... like tha above said it can be the box that fixes it
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by FusionMadsen
Personally, I think you will be really disappointed with the 18"s, so I'd say get one or two more W6's... Are you deaf yet already?
Yes!... lol I think that the box is tuned to 35 hz.
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Old 11-18-2006, 03:35 PM
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A guy at my school has 4 12" W3's and they are gross... I can only imagine 4 12" W6's...
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Old 11-18-2006, 04:15 PM
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get another 12" w6 and free air them in the trunk after sealing it well, just an idea, don't know if it can be done
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:43 PM
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That'd be cool, but would take a helluva' lotta effort and require complete forfeiture of your trunk...
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:51 PM
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Try tuning lower and if your enclosure sizing isn't near the max size for the W6v2 at the present (you haven't mentioned enclosure size) you may consider making it a bit bigger also. You may give up some accuracy but it may make your response curve a bit fatter.

I would recommend against getting a third W6v2. For starters getting a third one with all three ported in a proper sized enclosure for the response you want is going to be difficult and second, there is far FAR better options available for you. The W6v2 is a fantastic sounding driver that has decent output abilities. A low-end powerhouse it is not as there are far superior drivers to use in this desire.

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Old 11-19-2006, 01:19 AM
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Question

If you are running your 12W6s in this box with 1KW of power in a Sunfire, you have enough bass already....

A new box will make a substantial difference in the sound....and cost less than new or larger subs + a new box for them.

Since you're in the GTA, I would suggest going here for a better box. Lee has been using JL for years, and should be able to do a better job than the "factory spec" box you have now.

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