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    JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    my firend wants to know which is a better sub SQL and SPL wise for 1 12" JL audio w3 or alpine type r?



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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    SQL = W3 and SPL = Type R



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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    Agreed, but overall, I would recommend the Type R, it gets a hell of a lot louder. I had 2 12" 12W3v2's and 2 12" Type R's and the R's are WAY louder...




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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    ok and price wise which would b better?
    and which would sound better ported?
    is it gunna b a big difference between the two subs tho honestly?



    133.7Db's on TL with ONE 12" type r in a sealed box
    136.1Db's on TL at 33/50 volume with ONE 12" type r in a ported mtx thunder box

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    Amplifier : Hifonics Brutus BXI1608D 1600 wattSuper D class amp
    Subwoofer : Alpine Type-R SWR1242 12"DVC 4Ohm
    Box : Ported mtx thunder single 12" sub box tuned to around 40 hz
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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    Yeah I just said the R's will be **** louder, like I said I've had both and I would recommend the R's. I think the JL's are cheaper, but you get more bang for your buck with the R's. You can feed them 700-800rms daily and they won't even break a sweat.




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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    If you're going ported, forget about sound quality and go with the R's. Yes big difference, different power handling, different motor/cone structures, too many differences/variables...



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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    ya well like my sig says ive got a type r in my trunk right now in a ported mtx thunder box running off a hifonics bxi 1608d at 2 ohms-1100w rms off a stock battery and alt and im pushing close to 140 dbs.... off 1 12 ive just never had a jl w3 so idk how they are figured id ask to give him an informed decision
    thx alot btw guys



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    136.1Db's on TL at 33/50 volume with ONE 12" type r in a ported mtx thunder box

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    Subwoofer : Alpine Type-R SWR1242 12"DVC 4Ohm
    Box : Ported mtx thunder single 12" sub box tuned to around 40 hz
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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    ****, 1100rms? I've heard of people doing 1000 for shows, but 1100 daily driver? That seems like it's pushing it, lol




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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    W3's haven't really impressed me sealed or ported. 2ft^3 @ 33 for that type R will get loud and low with some decent clarity. If the DUb3's were at the same price as a type R I'd say get those, but Type R's have W3's beaten IMO considering price, quality, and abilities.



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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    IDQv.3 500rms+SQ=perfect.




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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    Type-Rs will be much louder, a friend of mine went directly from W3s ported to Rs ported and was drastically louder w/ only 500 watts each. Bumped it up to about 750 watts each and it was a loud budget build for sure.

    If they are in the correct box and setup right they can sound pretty damn good. Idk why others are saying go ported w/ Rs but forget about SQ.



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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    I have both as well. Gotta love the Type R though. JL stuff sounds good, but can't take the power of an alpine. Plus, i love the Type R's build. It's a real strong and durable sub.



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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    i got 350 watts goin to my type r and im not goin to lie its got some decent sound to it. louder than my friend w3s by far



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    Quote Originally Posted by kgrind50 View Post
    i got 350 watts goin to my type r and im not goin to lie its got some decent sound to it. louder than my friend w3s by far
    You need to get sum more power bro, anything over like 600+ watts will make it shine.



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    Re: JL w3 12" vs alpine type R 12"

    i know im workin on more power as we speak. i have to ship out amps to a guy on here then i will be up grading



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