hey nugg, did you ever get my PM?
not a problem, just shoot me a PM when you get a chance.
i have used both in both type enclosures and find the sa for ported and the w6 sealed then again just my preference
Without price being a factor, I, myself would go with the w6 over the SA every day of the week and twice on January.
Why? Because I'm more an SQ guy (who likes to have the option of shaking things up a little bit); and when I say SQ, I mean pure SQ in which the sub disappears into the sound stage and you almost forget the thing is behind u unless someone turns it off. Not many people are into that sort of thing despite them claiming to want an SQ sub, all they really want is a sub that makes noise but doesn't sound too bad doing it, which is virtually any decent sub on this planet.
For what it seems like you want, which is more of an build that will give u volume while still sounding nice, go with the SA. If you're looking for a true SQ setup that will still get loud enough for a daily setup if you choose, then go with the JL. You can't go wrong either way IMO.
Please don't assume I'm a Sundown hugger or a JL hater or vice versa. I support both companies for their purposes. I like the CS of both companies in the times I've dealt with them and the products perform very well in their respective areas.
Just remember, you're on an anti-mainstream type forum where anything mainstream is presumed to be of lesser quality than "underground brands" and less bang for the buck. Not always true....in fact, it can be said to be untrue in more cases than some may like to think.
I couldn't have said it better the w6 does just fade away and I no longer just want to be beat to death it's nice to have a setup to listen to any type of music and not worry about it sounding like ****! like my xxx's I can't listen to alot of music because I am picky but sa's do great in a ported enclosure for any music just a little more spl oriented but they can sound good as well
My pops got me into car audio and he always told me to build my setups in a way that I could listen to ANYTHING and have it sound good. I ride with some people with systems and its like they only listen to a select few systems because those are the ones that sound good on their setup. If thats what you want then fine.
Personally, I prefer to be able to put in any CD in my collection or play any song on my iPod and enjoy it like I have on a really nice set of headphones or am listening to a legit HT setup.
I like a little loudness too, don't get me wrong. Don't care much for the meter but I do like the idea of being able to flex the entire car but, IMO, that comes AFTER SQ.
thats what im going for is a sql setup hence the reason for the xxx's I heard they were great for that but from my experience my hdc3 18's sounded better I even had the box professionaly designed so I couldn't **** it up lol it gets loud but anything above 40hrtz sounds like ****
2009 Hyundai Elantra - Budget Sound in Progress
HU- Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X994
Fronts- Crescendo MP6 mids, Vifa Ring Radiator tweets on Arc KS300.4
Subs- Single SA-10 on Mmats 2000.1 @ 1ohm
Misc- 1/0 CCA from AT, Big 3 in Stinger HPM, and AT 60 mil deadener
Bought from: Inferno333, select127, treesive, Kangaroux, DonH
Sold to: coolest user, Psychodrama, MidgetClown, mr.tigger, av83
JL Audio's speakers has the upper hand if you're going after sound quality, Sundown has the upper hand if you need big amps or are doing an SPL/SQL install, so it really depends on what you're trying to achieve.
If your situation... you'll be happy with both choices so you can think about little things like which subs match your car's interior the best, do you have friends with the same equipment, do you want to run just one brand for everything, etc...
Sold to: Mills561, Kross6622, sleazebagger, shpatb, esmokah
Bought from: DJ Nitrous 427, 97maxima