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    Which JL Audio 12w3v2?

    Please excuse the newbie but can someone explain the difference in 2, 4 or 6 ohms and what is recommended in a sealed enclosure for 3 (THREE) JL Audio 12w3v2's with a JL Audio 1000/1 amp?

    They seem to be selling these subs with the different ohm rating and I need to know which ones I should buy.







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    wow! Wasn't expecting a diagram but thanks! I appreciate it!




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    The box has 3.27 feet of cubic air space... (?) I believe this is what they said. Again, forgive me as I am new to this. The box length itself is 13 3/4" for the bottom, 8 3/4" for the top, 10 3/4" for the back and the front is something around 11 3/4'' but it's at an angle. The subs are firing down. He figured out the space from these calculations. Oh, and these are all inside measurements.

    Would it be best to go with the 500/1?




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    JL 1000/1 it is then. I already have a 300/4 for the mids and highs so I am sticking with the JL amps. Thanks again for the advice and help!




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    400 watts rms for each sub is good because they can take up to 600 watts rms before JL voids the warranty. That will sound good. Are you running a cap?




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    Yes, I have a 1 farad Streetwires cap. The problem I am having at the moment is I bought a pair of brand new 12w3v2's on ebay and still have to pick up one more but I did not know about the different ohm versions. I am unsure if they are single or dual as it's not stated on the auction. If they are single, do I pass on them?

    The box I am using had 2 older 12w1's in it and there is enough room for 3 12w3v2's so I am upgrading the system.




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    Cool. I got the 12w3v2's (a pair) for $260 brand new. Thanks for the advice on the cap. Should I get a 2.0 or 2 1.0's or? If nothing else, they are cool looking.

    Here is the rest of my setup:

    Alpine CVA-1005
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    MB Quart 5 1/4 Fronts
    MB Quart 1" tweets
    MB Quart 4" Fronts
    MB Quart 5 1/4 w/ coax Rears
    JL Audio 1000/1 (for subs)
    JL Audio 300/4 (for mids/highs)
    Playstation 2 with DVD

    Oh, and all of this is going into a Toyota 4x4 Xtra Cab.

    I am also thinking about the 6-Disc CD/DVD player.

    I'll get pictures in the gallery as soon as it's looking decent.
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    Originally posted by SirSteve
    Cool. I got the 12w3v2's (a pair) for $260 brand new. Thanks for the advice on the cap. Should I get a 2.0 or 2 1.0's or? If nothing else, they are cool looking.

    Here is the rest of my setup:

    Alpine CVA-1005
    Alpine 6-Disc Changer
    Alpine Graphic EQ
    MB Quart 5 1/4 Fronts
    MB Quart 1" tweets
    MB Quart 4" Fronts
    MB Quart 5 1/4 w/ coax Rears
    JL Audio 1000/1 (for subs)
    JL Audio 300/4 (for mids/highs)
    Playstation 2 with DVD

    Oh, and all of this is going into a Toyota 4x4 Xtra Cab.

    I am also thinking about the 6-Disc CD/DVD player.

    I'll get pictures in the gallery as soon as it's looking decent.


    ***************beware of that 1000 watt amp on those 2 jlw3v2!!!!!!!!!!



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    The 1000/1 will be on THREE (3) JL 12w3v2's.




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    Originally posted by Jmac
    Willis is a *******, don't listen to him ...

    He claims to hit 148 dB with less than 100 watts and a Boss 10" sub ...
    it was a fukin joke to see how ppl like get so messed up when you read posts from people that dont know as much as you.




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    so which caps do you consider good jmac? Im not saying i dont believe you about what youre sayin about caps but where did you get that info?
    i know an alternator has to be big enough to power the whole car and system and then some but a cap doesnt take much to power, it stays at the same voltage as the battery and is hook up directly between the amp and the battery. So when amp is sucking power and they voltage drops a bit, the cap kicks in for a split second to make up for the loss. And a split second later, its charged again.




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    Can't we all just get-along?




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    umm.... Streetwires (what I currently have throughout the system) makes a digital one. Would this be worth getting?




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    I have the chance to get another streetwires cap for $20.00. Should I get it and put it on the 300/4 for the highs or would 1 cap on the 1000/1 suffice?




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    Re: Which JL Audio 12w3v2?

    Originally posted by SirSteve
    Please excuse the newbie but can someone explain the difference in 2, 4 or 6 ohms and what is recommended in a sealed enclosure for 3 (THREE) JL Audio 12w3v2's with a JL Audio 1000/1 amp?

    They seem to be selling these subs with the different ohm rating and I need to know which ones I should buy.
    d2 best out of them three w/jlw3's



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    2 9510 mtx subs

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