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    Hi, I'm starting a new system setup in my 97 Eclipse Spyder GST. Currently I have a JL Audio 10" w3v3-2 powered by an Alpine M500 amp. (500watt RMS, 2ohm impedence)

    This setup takes up too much space, as the Spyder has very limited trunk space. So I am building a new system to accomodate this, but still give me the quality and spl I desire.

    I'm going with the JL Audio 13TW5 sub, and am unsure which amp I should use to power it. I'm a little torn between the JL Audio Slash v2 500/1 and the JL Audio XD600/1. The Slash is meant for serious audiophiles, and has all sorts of different controls built in to dial in the perfect balance between your sub and main speakers. I don't think I'll ever really mess with that. The XD is their "step-down" series, but from the reviews it still delievers on the power, and is very compact.

    At current market price, they are both about the same cost. ($300-$330)

    What I'm unsure about is which one would deliver the best watts (quality), for the sub I'm going with. I want to do it right the first time. So, if anyone here has had personal experience (preferrably tested both of them), help me out.

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    Re: JL Audio Slash v2 -vs- XD Series Amp

    the Slasher does the same power from 1.5 ohms to 4 ohms. It is very noticeable.



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    Re: JL Audio Slash v2 -vs- XD Series Amp

    So it'd be the most reliable? I figured it was better quality over the XD Series, but wanted a second opinion. This is off the main topic, but still has to do with amps:

    For my main speakers, I've never had them amplified, so I've never heard any difference it makes. I was going to change that, and put a JL Audio XD200/2 on the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X494 deck for the main speakers. (JL Audio Evolution TR650-CWi 6.5" & TR690-TXi 6x9")

    Would this work, and would it make a noticeable difference?




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    Re: JL Audio Slash v2 -vs- XD Series Amp

    yes



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    Re: JL Audio Slash v2 -vs- XD Series Amp

    OK, issue resolved. I would have like to have seen some data pitting the two against each other, and exactly how much better the Slash is over the XD series, but just confirming what I already had figured will have to do I guess. Thanks for the help Slim.



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    Re: JL Audio Slash v2 -vs- XD Series Amp

    Have you looked into the jx500????Its a good amp



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    Re: JL Audio Slash v2 -vs- XD Series Amp

    ya go with the slash series. search around youll find a good deal on one somewhere



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    Re: JL Audio Slash v2 -vs- XD Series Amp

    or search your local craigslist. i got my JL 500\1 for $100




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    Re: JL Audio Slash v2 -vs- XD Series Amp

    thread is 4 months old.

    carry on




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    Re: JL Audio Slash v2 -vs- XD Series Amp

    personal preferance the slash series amps especially the v2 series are just all around better amps, except for there size over the xd.




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    Re: JL Audio Slash v2 -vs- XD Series Amp

    Quote Originally Posted by 95saturn View Post
    thread is 4 months old.

    carry on
    ddnt notice that..just saw tha recent posts




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