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    w3v3 vs w6v3

    whats the differences between the jl audio w6v2 and w3v3? is it just loudness or wattage?
    im planning on running 2 12w3v3's or 2 12w6v3 hopefully in a ported box so tell me if the w6 is worth the extra money. thanks in advance
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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    The w6 has more power handling capability, more linear excursion, and (many will say) is an all round better woofer. It is the echelon above the w3 for this reason.

    If you have the money and power, the w6 would make you happier. If you do not have sufficient power, and your budget is tighter, the w3 will suffice just fine.

    I may as well ask; have you looked outside of JL Audio for your equipment? Their retail prices are bloated due to their marketing and popularity. It is very easy to find something that can make you just as happy, for cheaper.

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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpin' Goalie View Post
    The w6 has more power handling capability, more linear excursion, and (many will say) is an all round better woofer. It is the echelon above the w3 for this reason.

    If you have the money and power, the w6 would make you happier. If you do not have sufficient power, and your budget is tighter, the w3 will suffice just fine.

    I may as well ask; have you looked outside of JL Audio for your equipment? Their retail prices are bloated due to their marketing and popularity. It is very easy to find something that can make you just as happy, for cheaper.

    Best of luck.
    thanks. will a jl xd600/1 be enough to power 2 of the 12w6's?




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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    i think the w6 will sound better but the w3 is louder but not as much sq



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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    I'd aim to have 400-600rms on tap for each w6. You can always turn the gain down safely. Turning it up, on the other hand, is not always safe.



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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpin' Goalie View Post
    I'd aim to have 400-600rms on tap for each w6. You can always turn the gain down safely. Turning it up, on the other hand, is not always safe.
    ok, so then would 2 of those xd600/1 work?




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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    Why not a 1000/1?

    Cheaper and less wiring.



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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    Quote Originally Posted by maxmar04 View Post
    ok, so then would 2 of those xd600/1 work?
    are you set on JL audio equipment. ???




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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    Quote Originally Posted by WorstEnemy453 View Post
    are you set on JL audio equipment. ???
    not really but my audio guy is trying to keep me from drifting from jl.




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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpin' Goalie View Post
    Why not a 1000/1?

    Cheaper and less wiring.
    ok so than can you help me find a 1000 watt mono amp that is very clean for under 600?




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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    Ive had both and w6 by far but for the money they're are better options out there



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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    Quote Originally Posted by maxmar04 View Post
    not really but my audio guy is trying to keep me from drifting from jl.
    Your audio guy has probably never heard of Audioque, Fi, DC, Sundown, IA, or RE (...the old RE before anyone says it)



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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    you can usually find a JL 1000/1 for under 600 used here in the classifieds.



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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    Quote Originally Posted by AllenH427 View Post
    Your audio guy has probably never heard of Audioque, Fi, DC, Sundown, IA, or RE (...the old RE before anyone says it)
    he probably has, he thinks i should go more for SQ than SPL but i think i would rather be loud. what do u mean by the old RE? the new ones are bad or something?




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    Re: w3v3 vs w6v3

    Quote Originally Posted by maxmar04 View Post
    he probably has, he thinks i should go more for SQ than SPL but i think i would rather be loud. what do u mean by the old RE? the new ones are bad or something?
    I don't know personally but people are saying RE is now taking on a commercial approach and cheaping out on their equipment. And if you are looking into SQ but you are slowly fading towards SPL, I'd look into the Fi Q and DC subs, either Level 3 or 4s. They are loud and maintain great SQ.



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