I absolutely cannot decide. Just walked out of audio one and they were trying hard to sell me on the r series. Apparently alpine updated/upgraded the type R and is now calling it the R series. I’m a JL guy at heart, but not opposed to trying the alpines if they’ll stand up and be just as good or even better the W6V3’s. I’m looking moreso for sound quality but production is obviously an important factor as well. I have a max space for 2X1.4cu/ft ported enclosures(dead set on ported). Have to build the enclosures separate. I’ll be running 2 of whichever driver I end up going with wired parallel on a JL 750/1 class D amp. I’m coming from my previous system having 2 12W0V3’s which i was EXTREMELY happy with, but someone wanted them a little more than I did.
My question here is this; at $240-280 for the R series, are they really going to stand up to the supposed sound quality of a W6 in a 1.3(ideal size for my trunk) potted enclosure. Especially considering the $700 price tag on the JL. That’s my biggest thing. I have no problem paying the price for the JL, but if I can get the same quality and power out of the r series as the W6, I’ll happily save that money and put it elsewhere in the system.