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    I just bought 2 12L7's. They will initially be in a sealed enclosure, but will be put into a ported enclosure ASAP. I will be running them with 2 RF550S Amps. All is Brand New... Now I am having second thoughts...Sooooo, give me your opinions.
    I have a 97 Volkswagen Jetta. I listen to stuff like Slipknot, Mudvayne, Static X, Spineshank, Rob Zombie -- you get the idea. I would like a combo of quality and LOUD. With an emphasis on loud -- without it sounding crappy. Should I get rid of the L7's and 550's and get (1) 12 or 13.5W7 with an amp that will max the sub out. I would have it in a ported enclosure. What would be a decent amp at a good price? I know that the JL sub will crush the L7's in quality, but how will they compare for loudness. The inside sounds good, as I have 4 MB Quartz 6.5's.
    Any input is greatly appreciated. Help me out here.







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    Re: A System Change -- Pro Input Please

    L7s are notorious to have bad sq. I would ditch them and get a xxx maybe. Thats just me, i am biased toward re. See what others say




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    Re: A System Change -- Pro Input Please

    One more thing -- I suppose I don't have to limit myself to L7 or W7. Lets say I have like 800 to drop on sub/amp combo... Maybe there is something better out there to suit my needs... Advice???




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    Re: A System Change -- Pro Input Please

    I think you should try what you have. Just build a nice box for them and you should be alright. If you aren't satisfied, take them out and sell them as almost brand new, only hooked up and tested to ensure they work

    that is unless you use them for a while, then they are used.




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    Re: A System Change -- Pro Input Please

    oh if you have 800 bucks, then there is too much to list out there. that would really get you a nice sub / amp. you can get a RE XXX for 400 + shipping (I think) and a deecent amp for 400ish, you could get away with something cheaper too.




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    Re: A System Change -- Pro Input Please

    So am I to interpret that one 12" RE XXX would be louder than 2 12"L7 or 1 W7 as well as fairly clear. I know NADA!!!
    (I wish I could build a box -- but I failed wood shop in H.S. -- the handyman skills are SLACK)




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    Re: A System Change -- Pro Input Please

    I would not say that one XXX would be louder than any of those installs. I would GUESS that the 2 L7's would be loudest, then the XXX and W7's would be close. Remember i said GUESS!!

    Honestly I would just stick with what you have, try that out. Two 12"L7's should get really friggin loud. I'm sure that a 12/15XXX would also get wicked loud, but you already have the L7's.




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    Re: A System Change -- Pro Input Please

    I don't even have the stuff yet and I am ready to sell it. I bought it and I am waiting on it. I guess I can raise a little more loot too as I have a W3 in a box with a RF250 and a phoenix gold line driver. Ahhhhh, I don't know....I hate to take everything out of the boxes, hook it all up, and not be getting what I want -- wish I would have thought to come back here to get some insight first...




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    Re: A System Change -- Pro Input Please

    Well if you don't have it already I really don't know what to say. L7's are good, XXX's are really good but more money. W7's are good but lots of money. All good stuff, do a search on the forum for these subs, lots of threads. You will be able to see what other's think of them.

    It will help a lot because they will have had time to play with the subs to give you a good outlook on them.

    Good Luck




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