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    L5 or L7 solobaric

    I have 2 Kicker DX 700S and they each give out 761 and 771 RMS at a 2 ohm load respectively.
    For budget reasons I would like 2 L5's (600 rms a piece) , but I am not sure how they will handle the extra 161 and 171 watts of power per sub. Is it bad for them? If it is indeed bad on the subs i will have to get the L7 model which is 750 rms.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    I would buy the L7s but I suppose if you kept the gains down the L5s will be ok.




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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    Yeah...that's what I have been hearing. I will get the L5s for budget reasons and I will probably never compete. Just go to a DB Drag to see where I am at.

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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    L5s are nice but i think a 15L7 = 2 12L5s. thats what i think.



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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    you'll be fine with L5's.,...your not near max power ratings yet.




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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    Quote Originally Posted by Polecat
    you'll be fine with L5's.,...your not near max power ratings yet.


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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    Ahh dry humor got to love it. j/k




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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    That's rough man. Don't give us RF people a hard on man



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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac
    I heard he's going to quit working for Kicker and jump on the Rockford Fosgate bandwagon ...

    I also heard that I make up **** and spread it around ...
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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    What about a single 15L7 with a DX700 on each voice coil?

    Wouldn't that be cheaper, louder, and cleaner than two L5's.....?



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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    Yea it would be louder than 2 L5s. But i dunno how much price wise they run.



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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    i think the L5's would be louder and they can handle the extra power. a L5 8' is rated at 150rms? i was giving it well over 600rms daily in a 2.5 ported box and its still not blown




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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    Quote Originally Posted by Polecat
    LOL...thanks Ramos...I appreciate the kind words.....and RF...nope, nadda, never...
    eclipse or orion maybe? hehe

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    Re: L5 or L7 solobaric

    Quote Originally Posted by denim
    [b]eclipse or orion maybe? hehe
    thanks man...nope...Kicker is my home....there is truely 'no other company out there like this one'....




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