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    JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    Here are the specs:

    12W6v1



    Type R





    They are both going to be playing in a 1.8 cu ft vented enclosure tuned to 30 hz.


    -The 12W6v1 will be getting 300 watts RMS

    -The Type R will be getting 400 watts RMS


    Im looking for the most efficient sub. Low bass with authority. Which sub would work best for me with my enclosure?


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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R






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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    JL recommends a 2.25 cu ft vented box for the W6

    Alpine recommends a 1.7 cu ft vented box for the Type R


    I dont know if I should trust WinISD numbers





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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    according to winISD the JL will get louder than the Alpine and sound better while doing so





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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    w6 is always my choice for the most efficent w/ a small amount of watts going to to...

    Plus I hear the type R will thrive for more power



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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    Quote Originally Posted by Slammed View Post
    JL recommends a 2.25 cu ft vented box for the W6

    Alpine recommends a 1.7 cu ft vented box for the Type R


    I dont know if I should trust WinISD numbers
    Where did you get this? JL recommends a 1.5 cu ft. ported enclosure for the 12W6.

    http://mobile.jlaudio.com/pdfs/7876.pdf

    Alpine R will sound very, very good and may give you more SPL than the W6. Don't know how much more, though. May be minimal, may be noticable.

    W6 will sound better.

    I have a 13W6 on a 500/1 and sounds phenominal and pounds pretty fierce.

    Also why the difference in Power level. Feed them both 400W




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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    Quote Originally Posted by BringDaBoom View Post

    Alpine R will sound very, very good and may give you more SPL than the W6.
    Umm

    I do however agree that the W6 will sound better, and with only 300 watts I believe the W6 will actually get louder as it is a more efficient woofer.



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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    Quote Originally Posted by Kold_Killa View Post
    Umm :confused:.
    I believe it is. It's not on the level of the W6, but it's still a good sounding sub IMO.

    For the record I also reccomend the W6. In well built ported enclosure, fed enough power it can get pretty loud, depending on what loud is to you.




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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    And BringDaBoom, the reason he doesn't feed both 400 is because the R is dual 4 giving him a 2 ohm load and the W6 is a dual 6 giving him a 3 ohm load.. he can't control that, the w6v1's only came in d6, so he's stuck with it...



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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    Quote Originally Posted by Kold_Killa View Post
    And BringDaBoom, the reason he doesn't feed both 400 is because the R is dual 4 giving him a 2 ohm load and the W6 is a dual 6 giving him a 3 ohm load.. he can't control that, the w6v1's only came in d6, so he's stuck with it...
    I didnt even catch that it was a v1.....



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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    Quote Originally Posted by btdickey99 View Post
    I didnt even catch that it was a v1.....
    Still a very legendary woofer... I owned 3 (still have one somewhere) and they sounded great off of ~200watts a piece



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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    yea they do, I was just stationg that I didnt notice the model



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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    Quote Originally Posted by btdickey99 View Post
    I didnt even catch that it was a v1.....
    x2, my bad. I thought he was refering to a v2, hence the confusion on the power. Sorry about that.

    I agree with Kold Killa, it's still a bad a$$ sub. Kow some people still pounding them and they sound good as hell with plenty of boom.




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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    Quote Originally Posted by btdickey99 View Post
    yea they do, I was just stationg that I didnt notice the model
    Yea, I hear ya... It was the first thing I relooked at when I saw a difference in power to each.



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    Re: JL Audio 12W6v1 vs. Alpine 12" Type R

    ha jl w6 against alpine type R ! ! what an easy choice
    jl sounds better and is i bet louder comparing 12 to 12
    say u run a w6 and type R ported on a jl 500/1
    the jl would smash the type R, be louder and sound way better,
    the jl from experience has more excursion also




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