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2 JL Audio 10" W3's or 1 JL Audio 13.5" W3

Old 01-14-2013, 09:42 AM
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2 JL Audio 10" W3's or 1 JL Audio 13.5" W3

I am considering buying either of these subwoofers. But which would be louder? I am going with a sealed enclosure which I know isn't as loud as a ported box, but I am looking for the clean tight bass. I can either go with 1 13 inch W3 in 1.5 sealed enclosure or 2 10 inch W3's in .625 per enclosure which is only 1.25 total sealed enclosure. I am working with limited space also, so which one would be louder? No budget either.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:19 AM
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The two 10's
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:30 PM
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Ported question to go with the 2 10 W3's

I have a ported box that I had 2 other subwoofers and it airspace is 1.0 per chamber, how much would I be sacrificing by putting them into a smaller chamber than specs by JL Audio? Would I be sacrificing loudness, sound quality, or both?
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:38 PM
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You already have the box, so try it and see if you like it. Both would be affected, but by how much? That you will find out by trying.
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The 2 10's will have the potential to get louder, but for the price I think you can get better subs than W3's if output is your goal.
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I am also working with limited space so the 10 W3's have pretty small enclosures ported or sealed. Which subs do you have in mind Gramser57 for my allotted space? I know I can buy a prefab sealed enclosure that will fit and its airspace per chamber is .75 cu ft and my ported enclosure is close to 1.0 per chamber. Which subs would work for that space? Also my amp either does 600 at 4 ohms, 1200 at 2 ohms, and 1700 at 1 ohm. But it's only getting 12.5 volts so somewhere in the 600, 1100, and 1600 range I am guessing is the amps real output.
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I just did a search on an internet dealer's power search for my alotted space and rms handling. Came up with Infinity Reference 1060W, Planet Audio PX10, JBL GT5-10, JBL GTO1014, or the JL Audio W3's and any series of JL Audio below the W3 came up. I am only going for Single voice coil since I want to wire them in parallel going to 2 ohms at 1200 watts on my amp. I also thought about the Earthquake Sound DBXI-10 or 10D series, I heard they are extremely loud also.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:24 AM
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Another option you can consider is the ssa dcon.
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Like sonic I would do Sound Solutions Audio DCON 10's. I had a pair of 12's on 600watts 3.8 cubic feet box tuned to 33hz and had fantastic sound quality with lots of output.
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If your willing to drop down to 1 ohm check out DC Audio Level 2's they love small enclosures and are loud, I had pair of them on 1500 watts.
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