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    JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    How come I see everyone posting that the JL 13w7 will blow with 1500w? People are also saying that its rms is 1000. I look at the spec sheet an it says 1500rms and 3000peak? Am I misunderstanding something? I was considering stacking 2 JL 1000/1v2. Is 2000w a bad idea even though its far less than the 3000 peak?







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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    Do not use peak, just rms.




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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythirdgen View Post
    How come I see everyone posting that the JL 13w7 will blow with 1500w? People are also saying that its rms is 1000. I look at the spec sheet an it says 1500rms and 3000peak? Am I misunderstanding something? I was considering stacking 2 JL 1000/1v2. Is 2000w a bad idea even though its far less than the 3000 peak?
    Peak doesn't matter. I believe the rms on those is 1000... I ran my 13w7 on a single slash 1000v2 and it was plenty for the sub. And I did fry it with that amp too. But I set gains by ear so I'm sure the signal was clipped to hell. Just my .02






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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    I understand that but it sounds like some people on here have been saying that 1200 will blow it. How can it if its 1500rms? And would the extra 500w hurt that bad?




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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    13" Dual 1.5 Ohm W7 Series Subwoofer
    Power Handling:
    Peak: 3000 watts
    RMS: 1500 watts
    Recommended Power Range: 500-1500 watts
    Impedance: Dual 1.5 ohm
    W-Cone woofer
    OverRoll surround
    Floating-cone attach method
    Plateau-reinforced spider attachment
    Radially cross-drilled pole piece
    Massive forced-air-cooled aluminum alloy frame
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    Huge diameter, progressive roll spider
    Co-extruded double lead wires




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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythirdgen View Post
    I understand that but it sounds like some people on here have been saying that 1200 will blow it. How can it if its 1500rms? And would the extra 500w hurt that bad?
    Enclosure will play a big role in power handling. But I'm sure it'll do fine on 1200w, given its receiving clean power.






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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    I'm considering 2000w and just tone down the amps. It's in a JL ProWedge box. Sealed.




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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythirdgen View Post
    13" Dual 1.5 Ohm W7 Series Subwoofer
    Power Handling:
    Peak: 3000 watts
    RMS: 1500 watts
    Recommended Power Range: 500-1500 watts
    Impedance: Dual 1.5 ohm
    W-Cone woofer
    OverRoll surround
    Floating-cone attach method
    Plateau-reinforced spider attachment
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    Massive forced-air-cooled aluminum alloy frame
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    I've seen 1000w and 1500w ratings for that sub. Idk what It is really rated at. I'd stay in. The ballpark of 1000-1200 or so to be safe. But I can tell you from experience that 1000 watts is enough to make that sub come alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythirdgen View Post
    I'm considering 2000w and just tone down the amps. It's in a JL ProWedge box. Sealed.
    Just my opinion, and everyone else here will tell you the same, ditch that box.






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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythirdgen View Post
    I understand that but it sounds like some people on here have been saying that 1200 will blow it. How can it if its 1500rms? And would the extra 500w hurt that bad?
    AE W7 is rated at 1500rms. I would not run a W7 over rated rms.



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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    I guess I'm just disappointed in it so far. I have 1 1000/1 hooked up to it and I'm not that happy with the range. Could be the vehicle too. Infiniti has seats about 5-6 inches thick and they don't fold down. I used to have 2 12w0 in my camaro (hatchback of course) and I think it sounded better. I want to rattle the **** doors off and I can barely feel my seat vibrate.




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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythirdgen View Post
    I guess I'm just disappointed in it so far. I have 1 1000/1 hooked up to it and I'm not that happy with the range. Could be the vehicle too. Infiniti has seats about 5-6 inches thick and they don't fold down. I used to have 2 12w0 in my camaro (hatchback of course) and I think it sounded better. I want to rattle the **** doors off and I can barely feel my seat vibrate.
    It's your box. Get a custom ported enclosure built by someone who knows what their doing and I'm sure you'll be plenty satisfied. And I feel you on the back seats not coming down, my Cadillac is the same way. There's ways to overcome the seat problem, tho.






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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dtrom View Post
    It's your box. Get a custom ported enclosure built by someone who knows what their doing and I'm sure you'll be plenty satisfied. And I feel you on the back seats not coming down, my Cadillac is the same way. There's ways to overcome the seat problem, tho.
    Are you saying to remove them?




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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythirdgen View Post
    Are you saying to remove them?
    Remove your rear speakers and get a custom ported box.



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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythirdgen View Post
    Are you saying to remove them?
    Not necessarily. Tho that would be the best option lol. But with my car I cut a small hole (about 3x3 inches) in the metal of the rear deck. Helped a ton. And if you have speakers in the rear deck removing those could also help. I doubt you wanna start cutting shit in your infinity, just letting you know how I overcame that problem.






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    Re: JL 13w7 power rating confusion.

    It does have a pass through behind the armrest. Do you think that I could get a box built to fire there?




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