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    FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    So I had both JL w7 10'' and MTX 9500 10''

    I personally found the 9500MTX a bit louder and hit harder then the JL
    but the w7 gave me smoother bass
    but I chose the mtx9500 it hit just so good

    Now I sold both

    and I am looking into FI audio is are FI subs even comparable with the mtx9500 and the JL w7 ?

    My other option was a alpine Type x







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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    fi btl....no there not near comparable....but i would personally go with the audioque.com hdc3 there sold for a good price and good quality woofers.




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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    I heard fi better but i don't know, i'm waiting for my fi come in, jl good brand and never messed with mtx.




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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    fi shits on jl imo



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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted_0912 View Post
    fi shits on jl imo
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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    Might wanna take a listen to a image dynamics idmax sub. It pounds a little harder than a w7 and is almost as clean IMHO...



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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    See I was hoping to get someone who actually heard FI vs JL and MTX

    no bs about ur friends friend said this and that

    Like me I admited that MTX 9500 is better in terms if hitting hard and loudness

    but Dont want to order the FI stuff and get dissapointed that its not even close to w7 or the 9500 series




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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    Not the all mighty w7









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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    Quote Originally Posted by ProjectPechkin View Post
    Your entitled to your opinion, no matter how stupid it is
    Well, his opinion is true. I would take Fi over JL anyday. MTX isn't even in this comparison.



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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    are you looking for sq or spl? what amp do you have? JL w7 isnt very sensitive



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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    its all install dependent man. what might hit hard or get louder in one install might be less than another install.

    question is was the mtx and jl powered by the same amp, in the same box?

    I honestly havent heard any sub mentioned but everyone says the FI Q is comparable to the w7's.

    but then again just as much as ive heard that ive heard the JL guys say otherwise so basically what sounds good or hits hard to you might not sound good or hit hard to me or another person.......



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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    i think the w7 is a nice sub, now would I pay that price for it...? i think the fi q is a nice sub too as mentioned by SRim23 and costs wayy less



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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    If you're really crazy about sq then i guess you could say the "sql" woofers sound better. Even then it doesnt matter so much how nice the woofer is. The box determines how good its going to sound. If you're still going for SQ while being loud you have to deal with tons of sometimes overwhelming vibrations and rattles. After a certain spl level deadener only does so much for rattles and vibrations.

    Just like Srim said its install dependent. ive heard w7's that have sounded terrible, and ones that sound really good. I've used a variety of SQL and SPL woofers and honestly i cant hear much of an SQ difference between a quality SPL woofer in a quality ported box and any other SQL woofer in a real world daily driving environment. My btl running at about half of its mechanical limits sounds just as musically accurate as other setups sealed or ported. Most ported boxes sound like **** as they're prefab. Only so many people frequent forums like this or have the cash to shell out for a shop to do it right....even then some shops will still **** up a $500 box.

    What i love about my btl is that i can turn it up just loud enough to blend nicely with the music and sound great, or turn it all the way up and abort babies in my front seat. Even at full tilt the bass is pretty **** crisp and clean. BTL, MT, 5200, dd9500, etc in a tuned for daily driving quality built ported box will sound just as great as virtually anything main stream, while completely shitting on them in the SPL aspect.

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    IMO if you have the budget get a single spl woofer, do the install right, and enjoy the benefits of great sound for a loud daily driver with the potential to get insane loud.



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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    and w7's are stupidly overpriced.



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    Re: FI Subwoofers VS JL w7/mtx9500

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Well, his opinion is true. I would take Fi over JL anyday. MTX isn't even in this comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BassAddictJ View Post
    and w7's are stupidly overpriced.
    Jl audio has released more stuff then just the w7

    Besides, for what you can buy em for now on ebay and used, they are very affordable
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