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    Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    So I just want to make a few points in favour of the sound of the Kicker L5.

    I just put a 12" in a 2.8 cuft box in the back of my Jeep Cherokee running off a KX600.1 amp.

    I suprised me with how it sounds and how loud it gets. I haven't metered it yet, but it murders the lows and gives me more range then I expected!

    All I read is post after post about how ****** the square kickers sound. CRAP! That is all.

    I have ran every atomic sub out there, pioneer, ascendant audio, alpine, rockford, RE, FI, and MTX. Let me tell you, the kicker is on par with many of these so called SQL subs. Just as loud, and just as clean.

    It's all in the install people. And yes, Square kickers can get loud as hell and sound pretty decent too.

    And square holes are just **** fun to cut out! Way easier to make a square sub fit than a round one

    Just my 2cents worth...take it for what is' worth.



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    Re: Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    We already know that its 90% install. But I find it hard to believe that this L5 sounds just as good as say a Q does in its ideal setup



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    Re: Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    yeah the L5 i had sounded ok,but it just didnt sound the best

    Im not an sq nut but I do like alot of sq

    sealed 12" audiomobiles' sound way better than the L5




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    Re: Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    I never said it sounded as good as a Q setup. I said I ran FI and the L5 was on par with some of the subs I listed. I would take the Q over the L5 anyday.

    Not here to defend it, just to give my opinions.

    My phoenix gold 10's sealed also sounded better than the L5, but the L5 is more than acceptable daily. More than enough SQ for the daily listener.



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    Re: Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, no matter how wrong it may be.



    No speaker, in the history of speakers, has ever been blown by too little power. Ever. I don't care what your friend told you, he's a dirty liar.


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    Re: Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    And it's comments like the above one that made me stop posting on this forum. Done and done...

    It's been a slice.



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    Re: Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    L5s are not the greatest sq sub ever, but they are not a Bad sounding sub either. anyone who says L5s sound like total azz needs to let somebody else do their installs from now on.




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    Re: Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyslide View Post
    And it's comments like the above one that made me stop posting on this forum. Done and done...

    It's been a slice.
    I agree, you are too thin skinned to be here.



    No speaker, in the history of speakers, has ever been blown by too little power. Ever. I don't care what your friend told you, he's a dirty liar.


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    Re: Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    IF set up to sound as good as possible they'll be more than adequate for 90% of the people out there. A more than adequate front stage is a huge part of getting subs like these to sound good. Restricting them to the smallest portion of the audio spectrum possible is very important.



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    Re: Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    They are ok, but I have never been a huge fan of the L5's, now the L7's and the CVX's I have enjoyed.

    Also what sounds good to you, won't always sound good to us. It's all your perspective and ultimatley your opinion, so thanks for sharing.

    Also X2 to what Audioholic said. Go to a females forum. I am sure they could accept you over on thier side. You seem to get your ******* in a bunch and don't take much for them to get there.



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    Re: Kicker L5's just don't sound that bad!

    I love my L5's. Are they the best subs I have owned....no. But they get they job done and **** do they bang. Its all about your setup. So yeah posting here will get you different opnions, but nobody is trying to be a jerk, it's a forum. But I'm glad you liked the L5's. Most people dont have the ideal box for them, so you just hear crap. Its hard to tell people that your box plays a huge role in how your subs sounds.



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