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03-08-2013, 12:31 AM
I purchased 2 12 inch JLw3v3-2 ohm from a buddy of mine, and one of the voice coils melted. I was just wondering...of the top of you heads, what set of two 12s could I put in the same "JL spec ported box" that hits harder? Ive been thinking about two orions, but I really want two kicker cvrs. The specs on the box, plus air space= what brand/model? I wasnt a fan of JL. A hifonics brutus is what im using. Thanks guys.

03-08-2013, 12:32 AM
How much power do you have?

03-08-2013, 12:40 AM
1.75 cubes at 35hz or something like that?

03-08-2013, 12:50 AM
Its a factory jl box at 2.35 with plastic baffle covers. [O [][] O] wow, that looks cool! Haha. That little macro actually describes it perfect. JLaudio.com says its 2.35. My amp ishifonics 1200d brutus.

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Sorry, at 30hz

03-08-2013, 12:55 AM
is it a enclosure made by jl??

03-08-2013, 12:58 AM
The hifonics amp is on order, and I have a crappy sony xplod amp. It says 800w, or [email protected], or [email protected] ohms . I doubt id get half that, with sony sucking so much. I do know, if the brutus doesn't get here soon, im going to be tempted to use the xplod amp in the meanwhile. So I guess what Im really asking, is what pair of twelves will be louder (spl wise, not volume) than the jls with either [email protected] or the hifonics amp. (Sorry, I dont have the levels of the hifonics amp on hand, and im too lazy to google, but im guessing it's [email protected], [email protected], etc. Add the factors, with the 2.35 ported/slotted box I have.

03-08-2013, 12:59 AM
Yes, its made by jl.

03-08-2013, 01:01 AM
Its the factory slotted box you would buy for the w3's. Directly from them.

03-08-2013, 01:06 AM
If I need to, ill take pics with the subs removed.

03-08-2013, 02:15 AM
Im sorry, they are 1.75 cubes. Tuned to 30hz.

03-08-2013, 02:26 AM
Sony does what it says it does and that amp probably does 1200 at 1 ohm prob 800 ish 2 John and 600 ish 4 ohms.

And cvrs sent terrible but I'd probably go with something else...price range?

03-08-2013, 03:26 AM
Why do my posts all of a sudden have to be approved

03-08-2013, 03:33 AM
Ok. My price range is 125-150 a sub. That being said, ill explain my problem a little more in detail.

The amp is crap. Its a sony xplod 800w. I looked it up. Its 12 years old, and is rated as follows.

[email protected]
[email protected]

Its class d, but has 4 speaker connectors. I guess its automatically split for ease? Dunno. I had it "bridged" (im not stupid, I know technically you cant bridge a 1 channel amp, but if it has 4 outputs, its kinda like bridging).

The subs were 12JLw3v3 2 ohm svc. The amp wasnt 1 ohm stable, so I ran them in series until I had the money for the brutus. For some reason, they bottom out and distortnow. I only had the amp 3/4ths of the way up, so with what Ive said, I blew a frigging JL with less than 100 watts?[COLOR="Silver"]

Sony XM-D400P5 Mono Subwoofer Amplifiers at Onlinecarstereo.com (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/p_12930_Sony_XM-D400P5.aspx)

[email protected]
[email protected]

03-09-2013, 11:19 PM

03-10-2013, 05:24 AM
did you have the gain set properly so that you were putting out 4ohms