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    Icon14 Anyone running JL's 6w3 subs?

    Hey, I'm curious if anyone is using JL audios 6 inch w3 sub. I'm very limited on space and am thinking of getting 2 of them to build a down-fire sealed center console. I'm not looking for windshield cracking bass here. I just want to be able to round out the entire system.

    I'm curious if they sound good and provide decent crisp bass in a sealed box.

    I'm also worried that mounting these subs in the center of the cab of my truck will cancel out sound or not provide decent bass.

    Thoughts would be much appreciated.







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    Re: Anyone running JL's 6w3 subs?

    Bass is omni directional so you can pretty much mount them anywhere. You want it to sound like its in front of you, by eliminating rattles that's possible. The rattles give off the placement. DD makes a much better 6.5 inch sub.



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    Re: Anyone running JL's 6w3 subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by DDtC View Post
    Bass is omni directional so you can pretty much mount them anywhere. You want it to sound like its in front of you, by eliminating rattles that's possible. The rattles give off the placement. DD makes a much better 6.5 inch sub.
    I know it's omnidirectional but in the instance of home audio, placement of the sub makes a huge difference on DB and clarity especially in a square room ie. pickup cab...

    Thanks for the link.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate88 View Post
    I know it's omnidirectional but in the instance of home audio, placement of the sub makes a huge difference on DB and clarity especially in a square room ie. pickup cab...

    Thanks for the link.
    Never compare home audio characteristics to car audio lol. Totally different animal. Sub placement matters there for reflection purposes, in a car you don't really have that problem as long as its not canceling.



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    Re: Anyone running JL's 6w3 subs?

    Haha ok well that makes me feel a lot better about the center console build. Thanks.

    Anyone running the 6w3 though?




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    Re: Anyone running JL's 6w3 subs?

    Are you going to build a sealed enclosure?




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    Re: Anyone running JL's 6w3 subs?

    ive heard a few jl w 3 set ups, jl vety popular around me. i think there a good sub that will give you what you want. there expensive though, so i also feel you could find something better for cheaper. if you can get them good price i say go for it.



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    Re: Anyone running JL's 6w3 subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet View Post
    Are you going to build a sealed enclosure?
    Yup ill be building a down-fire sealed enclosure as a center console. I'm thinking two of the 6 1/2" JL or DD will provide the punch I'm looking for




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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate88 View Post
    Yup ill be building a down-fire sealed enclosure as a center console. I'm thinking two of the 6 1/2" JL or DD will provide the punch I'm looking for
    The DD has the potintial to be much louder, both should play the same.



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    Re: Anyone running JL's 6w3 subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy12 View Post
    ive heard a few jl w 3 set ups, jl vety popular around me. i think there a good sub that will give you what you want. there expensive though, so i also feel you could find something better for cheaper. if you can get them good price i say go for it.
    From the link just posted JL seems cheaper than some of the door speaker pairs, Much less tha DD set, although the extra 200w rated power would be kind of nice if looking to replace a set of 8s.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Oraclem19 View Post
    From the link just posted JL seems cheaper than some of the door speaker pairs, Much less tha DD set, although the extra 200w rated power would be kind of nice if looking to replace a set of 8s.
    Last I looked the DD was around $20 more and that's retail, you will not pay that at a dealer.



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    Re: Anyone running JL's 6w3 subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by DDtC View Post
    Last I looked the DD was around $20 more and that's retail, you will not pay that at a dealer.
    Dunno just found a pair for 320. Never had much luck finding a DD dealer. Wonder why no major stores carry them after 30 years.




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    Re: Anyone running JL's 6w3 subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oraclem19 View Post
    Dunno just found a pair for 320. Never had much luck finding a DD dealer. Wonder why no major stores carry them after 30 years.
    Because they have a very well protected dealer chain



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    Quote Originally Posted by Oraclem19 View Post
    Dunno just found a pair for 320. Never had much luck finding a DD dealer. Wonder why no major stores carry them after 30 years.
    That's a good thing. To much production kills quality. Look at JL

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    Because they have a very well protected dealer chain
    And they watch those dealers very close



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    • Hertz HV 165XL
    • Hertz HT28
    • JL ZR800
    • 2 x DD 9512i
    • Singer 300 amp 15.1v bypass, 3 XS D3400s
    • DD M4a and XS D3100 coming soon
    • Viper 5701 with Smart Start

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