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    Icon33 Second JL 12w7 broken?

    I bought a second 12w7 on ebay and after pulling out my first I noticed that the my second 12w7 (which I bought used for $230 shipped) seems to be sunken in or more relaxed compared to my first 12w7. Does that mean that its just well broken in or does it mean its on its way out? here are some pics

    This is the sub that I had already in my car


    This is the second sub that I bought used


    Here is a pic of both subs next to each other both at the same height and you can see that the used one on the left the cone is sunken in compared to my old one on the right.








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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    It's fake................... /JL thread




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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    I forgot to mention. I put the used one in my car and it seemed to work fine off a 1000/1




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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    Looks heavily used to where the suspension has started to sag.




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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    some one beat the sh1t out of it for quite some time and now the spiders have loosened up and its causing it to sag



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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    So what are the negatives of a sagging suspension? Is the sub on its way out?




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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    It will still work fine, just might not play in "sync" with the other one....idk

    won't hurt anything



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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhsdriller View Post
    It will still work fine, just might not play in "sync" with the other one....idk

    won't hurt anything
    i hope he doesn't listen to nsync anyway..........................




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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    Well, my plan was to swap the used w7 into my car and use my w7, which is in better cosmetic condition, and make a home theater sub out of it. As long as it will be fine, I don't car, but if this is a sign that its not going to function properly I want to know so I can send it back (havent left feedback yet). I will be putting it into a sealed box powered by a 1000/1




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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    That W7 is used, that's why. It doesn't hurt anything, in fact that W7 will take less power to reach maximum output since the suspension is worn in, the bass might sound a wee bit deeper and smoother too.


    But do remember that ALL W7s will eventually develop cracks in their surround and won't be good anymore.



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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingman0121 View Post
    That W7 is used, that's why. It doesn't hurt anything, in fact that W7 will take less power to reach maximum output since the suspension is worn in, the bass might sound a wee bit deeper and smoother too.


    But do remember that ALL W7s will eventually develop cracks in their surround and won't be good anymore.
    Thanks for clearing that up. Although, for the surround, can't I just replace it?




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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    lol, good luck replacing a the surround on a w7 jl are a bunch of d bags when it comes to things like that. there was another guy on here trying to get a surround fixed on a w7 and was having all kinds of problems.



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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    You have to send it in to JL for a recone (which will also fix your suspension problem) but be prepared to spend $250+.




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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    make sure you do not get pump-up from an airleak, if it's a sealed box.




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    Re: Second JL 12w7 broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by R34P3R View Post
    You have to send it in to JL for a recone (which will also fix your suspension problem) but be prepared to spend $250+.
    A complete recone is even more than that, from what I have read.



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