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    15" Brahma MKIV, JL 500.1 HELP!

    I am going to be installing this soon and I was wondering....


    Should I go sealed or ported, I like to get lowww

    Also The Brahma I have is d2, leaving me with 1ohm or 4 ohms, The JL says 1.5-4 ohms for operation, but has anyone tried to run it at 1ohm?







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    Re: 15" Brahma MKIV, JL 500.1 HELP!

    Dont run the jl at 1 ohm. It will go into protect. Try the amp at 4ohm. If thats not enough power then get another amp that will run at 1 ohm. I would say to stay away from cheap amps though, they probabily wont sound any better than the jl.




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    Re: 15" Brahma MKIV, JL 500.1 HELP!

    i agree, run the JL at 4 ohm and port the brahma. i fed my 12/15 600-800 watts ported daily. and it hit extremely hard for the power it had.

    those jl's are very nice amps, id probably just run it at 4 ohm(should be enough power) and port it. not too sure on the boxes the new MKIV's like as i havent read up on them. but im sure there still great drivers.

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    Re: 15" Brahma MKIV, JL 500.1 HELP!

    i think that jl also produces max power at 4 ohms anyways



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    Re: 15" Brahma MKIV, JL 500.1 HELP!

    ported will be louder but the REAL low stuff will be louder in a sealed setup and have better sq overall



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    Re: 15" Brahma MKIV, JL 500.1 HELP!

    run it at 4 ohms. it does the same rated power whether it's at 1.5, 2, 3 or 4 ohms. so @4ohms you'll be getting that 500rms (or w/e it is).

    adire's drivers are good, but i just traded off my 12" MKIII brahma.

    but i say seal it up. you'll be quite surprised.



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    Re: 15" Brahma MKIV, JL 500.1 HELP!

    I'm quite tempted to put it in a sealed box and see what its like, anybody have any recomendations as to what size of the box it should be?




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    Re: 15" Brahma MKIV, JL 500.1 HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grits&Gravy View Post
    I'm quite tempted to put it in a sealed box and see what its like, anybody have any recomendations as to what size of the box it should be?
    since theres no info on their site about that, id ask Adire http://adireaudio.com/



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