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    Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    If the kicker were in the factory box, ( VS12L7 ) and the SA-12 was in a 32hz tuned ported box, what would the audible difference be? Loudness? SQ? Frequency response? SPL?

    I'd like to just pick up the L7 in the factory box and throw it in and call it done (For simplicity). But I want to know the audible difference between the L7 in the kicker box vs the SA-12 in a box. I seem to be stuck between the two subwoofers.







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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    here we go again.....one spunds good and gets loud and one sounds like a rhino fart....sa is superior in every category spl sq power handling




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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    xfl



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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    put the kicker on craigslist and sell it so all the homies can buy it ..bc kickers are so loud son smdh




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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    ab xfl



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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    Quote Originally Posted by B2WJ4.7 View Post
    xfl
    xfl is a good choice too for the same money u get a 3" coil and a underrated 1000rms




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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    Quote Originally Posted by akillj View Post
    If the kicker were in the factory box, ( VS12L7 ) and the SA-12 was in a 32hz tuned ported box, what would the audible difference be? Loudness? SQ? Frequency response? SPL?

    I'd like to just pick up the L7 in the factory box and throw it in and call it done (For simplicity). But I want to know the audible difference between the L7 in the kicker box vs the SA-12 in a box. I seem to be stuck between the two subwoofers.
    plz refer to the millions of threads based on the same question



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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    Quote Originally Posted by I Heart Vtec View Post
    plz refer to the millions of threads based on the same question
    ^^^^this get tired of tellin every one that L7.s are garbage




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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    Quote Originally Posted by akillj View Post
    If the kicker were in the factory box, ( VS12L7 ) and the SA-12 was in a 32hz tuned ported box, what would the audible difference be? Loudness? SQ? Frequency response? SPL?

    I'd like to just pick up the L7 in the factory box and throw it in and call it done (For simplicity). But I want to know the audible difference between the L7 in the kicker box vs the SA-12 in a box. I seem to be stuck between the two subwoofers.
    Hardly any of that can be answered with the limited detail you gave us. How big is the enclosure for the sa-12? The sa-12 will be the better sub and should sound better too. Those kicker boxes arnt that great so id go with the sa.



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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    it would have to be a really ****** enclosure to not sound better than a l7 . i put money on a sa in a prefab box




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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    just get the SA's and call it a day, do it right or don't do it at all. L7 is no good for the money you fork out anyway



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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    I did look for other threads. But none went into detail of why they're "bad" subwoofers. I read a lot of them being "Garbage" but nobody really explained why. Which is why I was curious and asked a question on here.




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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    they are over priced overrated cant handle power to expensive to recone...sound like *** ..where do u want me to stop ...quit listening to tha brothas on the streets thay rep kicker for life

    ---------- Post added at 11:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:50 PM ----------

    ive ran pleny of sa.s and love em but if i were buying sub new i would buy the ab xfl hands down




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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    Quote Originally Posted by akillj View Post
    I did look for other threads. But none went into detail of why they're "bad" subwoofers. I read a lot of them being "Garbage" but nobody really explained why. Which is why I was curious and asked a question on here.
    its real simple. buying the kicker you pay top dollar for a woofer + box but you don't get top dollar performance.

    The L7 isnt necessarily a bad woofer, the general consensus is that it gets pretty loud for what it is, but doesnt sound great doing it, especially with that kicker box

    Now why would you want to spend more money for a lesser woofer + box? It's your money, you decide what to do with it at the end.



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    Re: Audible difference between SA-12 and L7?

    Both loud. SA doesn't sound like chit.






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