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SlowCamaro
04-03-2009, 01:40 PM
I have (2) jl audio 13tw5 subs shallow mounts and a jl 1000/1 amp

just wondering if anyone is running these subs are know how they sound. or even heard them

thanks
Eric

GregU
04-04-2009, 05:47 PM
I have (2) jl audio 13tw5 subs shallow mounts and a jl 1000/1 amp

just wondering if anyone is running these subs are know how they sound. or even heard them

thanks
Eric

I heard 2 13tw5's in a Tundra off of a 1000/1v2 and they sounded very impressive. Nice nice subs. Although I am unsure of the enclosure that they were in.

Chin_Chilla
04-04-2009, 05:52 PM
Are they/ will they be making 12'' versions???

GregU
04-04-2009, 05:54 PM
Are they/ will they be making 12'' versions???

I heard from the grapevine that they will be making a 12". But who really knows....

tv559
04-04-2009, 06:02 PM
You have them? Why not install them? Anyways had a friend install them in a silverado he said they sounded good but bass wasnt to loud.

tv559
04-04-2009, 06:04 PM
I would go another route setup wise IMO. JL is to expensive plus you need a custom box to fit the 13".

Jeremy M
04-04-2009, 10:19 PM
i have 1 tw5...and it sounds good. I'll be adding a 2nd one shortly...i currently am powering 1 by a pdx 1000.1

SQAddict
04-06-2009, 12:59 PM
I demo'ed a 13TW5 in a sound room last weekend - it sounded amazing (not quite the SQ of a W7, but thats not surprising). I believe it was in 0.675 CF enclosure, but not 100% certain on that (I listened to a lot of subs that day). They ran it off a 500/1 Slash v2.

FYI, they quoted me $1250 for the pair (after taxes). Seemed a little on the expensive side, but inline with the MSRP on them

SlowCamaro
04-06-2009, 02:08 PM
You have them? Why not install them? Anyways had a friend install them in a silverado he said they sounded good but bass wasnt to loud.

cause i am waiting to get some sound damping first.

SlowCamaro
04-06-2009, 02:09 PM
I demo'ed a 13TW5 in a sound room last weekend - it sounded amazing (not quite the SQ of a W7, but thats not surprising). I believe it was in 0.675 CF enclosure, but not 100% certain on that (I listened to a lot of subs that day). They ran it off a 500/1 Slash v2.

FYI, they quoted me $1250 for the pair (after taxes). Seemed a little on the expensive side, but inline with the MSRP on them

I all ready have the subs and i didn't pay msrp

bones22
04-06-2009, 02:18 PM
I have (2) jl audio 13tw5 subs shallow mounts and a jl 1000/1 amp
just wondering if anyone is running these subs are know how they sound. or even heard them
thanks
Eric

you already have my answer from a few days ago. they sound great.
not very many people have used these due to hatred toward JL or the fact most people wont spend the money for JL when you can get just as good of quality for half the price. they are worth the money if someone wants to spend it though.


Are they/ will they be making 12'' versions???

I heard from the grapevine that they will be making a 12". But who really knows....

its right on the website. YES they are making them in a 12


I demo'ed a 13TW5 in a sound room last weekend - it sounded amazing (not quite the SQ of a W7, but thats not surprising). I believe it was in 0.675 CF enclosure, but not 100% certain on that (I listened to a lot of subs that day). They ran it off a 500/1 Slash v2.

FYI, they quoted me $1250 for the pair (after taxes). Seemed a little on the expensive side, but inline with the MSRP on them

chances are they were in the .80 that JL calls for.
thats 250 more than i paid for my pair. whatever shop quoted you was trying to rape you.

macq32
04-07-2009, 07:36 PM
12" were supposed to come out last fall, so I'm assuming theyll be out eventually but no one really knows.

SQ is amazing on those though. I wouldnt give more than 500 to each one though, under any circumstance, there ratings must be off considering I never gave mine more than ~520 and my glue melted/coil began to unravel. Im pissed

bones22
04-07-2009, 07:39 PM
12" were supposed to come out last fall, so I'm assuming theyll be out eventually but no one really knows.

SQ is amazing on those though. I wouldnt give more than 500 to each one though, under any circumstance, there ratings must be off considering I never gave mine more than ~520 and my glue melted/coil began to unravel. Im pissed

they can, do, and will take more than 500.
i wish i had given mine around 700 each.

macq32
04-08-2009, 01:23 AM
then you will have a blown coil in the near future, used mine for about 4 months, still sounded flawless when playing, but when i took it out and picked it up, there was a rattle sound I popped it open and the coil is unraveling. If you want to turn a $400+ piece of equipment into ****, give it 700, otherwise play it safe and keep it to 500.

edit, just saw that you didnt actually give them 700, I can assure you it would not last long at all at 700

bones22
04-08-2009, 01:25 AM
mine were on a 1000/1v2 and did great. they could have used and taken more power though.

maybe yours had issues straight out of the box.

lyttleviet
04-08-2009, 05:19 AM
the 12" was already out and recently pulled for a recall. You will see them out once they've fixed "the problem".

macq32
04-08-2009, 01:35 PM
mine were on a 1000/1v2 and did great. they could have used and taken more power though.

maybe yours had issues straight out of the box.


not likely dude, scientific theory tells me that your idea of 700 is bs... I dont doubt that they can take 700 at all, but not daily. whats the point of this anyway

bones22
04-09-2009, 08:21 PM
not likely dude, scientific theory tells me that your idea of 700 is bs... I dont doubt that they can take 700 at all, but not daily. whats the point of this anyway

yea you are right. ive never had a system before. i havent been into car audio since 1994. oh and ive never been in a comp either.

edit:
its funny you talk all this **** about it cant take 700

I had it paired with my JL 13tw5 (750 or so @ 3ohms)
The amp is in EXCELLENT condition, cosmetically and functionally

my guess would be you had your gains set to high clipping the **** out of it

macq32
04-09-2009, 11:49 PM
I'm not talking any ****, I've given mine less than 700 and the glue melted thats holding the coil, experience has nothing to do with it. It's irrefutable you ignorant *****

bones22
04-10-2009, 02:10 AM
I'm not talking any ****, I've given mine less than 700 and the glue melted thats holding the coil, experience has nothing to do with it. It's irrefutable you ignorant *****

would you like a tissue? if nothing else you can use it to wipe the milk off your lip from sucking mommy's ***.
by your own words you were giving yours around 750.
so what is it? 750 or less than 500

macq32
04-10-2009, 01:15 PM
would you like a tissue? if nothing else you can use it to wipe the milk off your lip from sucking mommy's ***.
by your own words you were giving yours around 750.
so what is it? 750 or less than 500

it was low 500's, I never said less than 500, so you are just throwing out numbers at this point. You let me know if you think an ed nine.1 could push 750 @ 3ohms. That was a pre DMM poor estimate based on ratings. Since the gain wasnt cranked and my stereo volume wasnt up 100% the estimate is well off. Not to mention the ed would probably put ~600-650 maxed out @ 3ohms. good effort though, but i think we can agree that 700's on that amp with moderate gains (never more than 3/4) and 25/35 h/u power wasnt the case.

wipe the milk off my lip from sucking mommys ***? are you serious, did you incur brain damage. middle schoolers ftl

go spend my tax money

bones22
04-10-2009, 02:41 PM
it was low 500's, I never said less than 500, so you are just throwing out numbers at this point. You let me know if you think an ed nine.1 could push 750 @ 3ohms. That was a pre DMM poor estimate based on ratings. Since the gain wasnt cranked and my stereo volume wasnt up 100% the estimate is well off. Not to mention the ed would probably put ~600-650 maxed out @ 3ohms. good effort though, but i think we can agree that 700's on that amp with moderate gains (never more than 3/4) and 25/35 h/u power wasnt the case.

wipe the milk off my lip from sucking mommys ***? are you serious, did you incur brain damage. middle schoolers ftl

go spend my tax money

i was going off your own words of "750 or so @ 3ohms"

im spending my tax money from paying into my benefits but that was nice try princess.