What subs hit harder then jlw3 for under $100?


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Retrofuture30

Retrofuture30

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first off lets see if we can get you some output without you spending money first. volum up high like 90% if possible. Gain down low, no bass boost. Low pass filters at 80hz, Sub level high up, now play your hardest hitting song and raise the gain till it stops getting louder and back it off a slight bit.
Ill try this when off. Set “ sub output” to max? And “bsss engine” setting on hu?
 
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No Bull Shit... this sub in a 10" version hit louder and lower than my Punch P2D2 12" I would imagine the 12" version is quite the beast as well and it is less than $100 with free shipping on the bay of E's Mind you he had his 10 on a very nice Old School Soundstream amp.

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You right. I swapped that sub out for this JLW3 and put the gothic sub in my truck...
Them Gothic sub hit harder then jl in same box for 200 less...jl overrated like everyone says. Jl just have Nice deep clean sound quality with no volume


Jazz music subs basically
 

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build a proper ported box, set your gain right. thing will make your entire car shake

JLs site has the correct info on their site for ^
 

los33

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Honestly aside from all the posts lol, you can keep the amp and the sub but you need to change the box.

You can go bigger so you need less power to get louder, but to big will make the sub sloppy.

Or find someone who is good at box building and try to get a 4th or 6th order made for it, you will see wonders out of it you would not have thought about.

Also even if the amp is weak, check for clipping and power drop. Adding another battery near the amp would save the drop issue as a bandaid solution.

Also jl subs are NOT SPL SUBS, They are sq SUBWOOOOOFFFEERRRRSSS!!! Made to blend well with music, not to break ya dick off
 
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Honestly aside from all the posts lol, you can keep the amp and the sub but you need to change the box.

You can go bigger so you need less power to get louder, but to big will make the sub sloppy.

Or find someone who is good at box building and try to get a 4th or 6th order made for it, you will see wonders out of it you would not have thought about.

Also even if the amp is weak, check for clipping and power drop. Adding another battery near the amp would save the drop issue as a bandaid solution.

Also jl subs are NOT SPL SUBS, They are sq SUBWOOOOOFFFEERRRRSSS!!! Made to blend well with music, not to break ya dick off
Makes perfect sense. That’s exactly how they sound blends perfectly but dont get loud at all. Even lower now that i set gain.

Ill try big box. Someone offer to sell me a punch 15 if that fails too. Its fine you just feel cheated when you dont hear atleast a tad bit of bass from outside the car
 
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los33

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Makes perfect sense. That’s exactly how they sound blends perfectly but dont get loud at all. Even lower now that i set gain.

Ill try big box. Someone offer to sell me a punch 15 if that fails too. Its fine you just feel cheated when you dear atleast a tad bit of bass drom outside the car
If your gonna run a single sub then you dont need to worry about size, save your money and get a FU 750 10" or 12" or american bass xfl 10" or 12"..

Those can easily dig deep to give you that deep bass.
 
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think you can do a demo and system run through showing your system where its at and stuff and post it on youtube so we can see what we are working with here.
Ok here it is...you probably have to put earphones to hear it. I played a bass heavy trap song. Nevermind the car radio dashboard loose i kept it like that because i might switch headunit out this weekend


Subs:Jlw3-12
Headunit playing at lever 23 out of 35
Amp: Power Acoustik 2500watt amp (rms acutally 600watts on dynos)
Gain: on half
Sub wired to 2 omhs
Bass boost: none
Sonic filter:all the way down
No LOC
Lpf on hu: 80hz
4 gage wiring kit


I mean the sub sounds good and deep when it want but not loud. It does slightly shakes the rearview at times once volume get to 21

 
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Retrofuture30

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Ill put bass boost to 1/4 up when i get a bigger enclosure . All this “set gain right” talk must be for the online community only, or if you using a crazy overly powered amp with low rms sub. These guys who Be bumping at lower watts subs and amps cant have bass boost off and gain on correct. Everyone says dont use bass boost but they wouldn't have an option for it if you not suppose to use it
 
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No.

Is that Alpine 2v or 4v max?

Turn the gain all the way down. Turn sub control to 12, 13-15 will be for wiggle room in case you need adjustability later on.
Turn deck to volume 32. Play music, turn highs off so you can focus on just the sub. Turn the gain up until sub sounds weird then back down until clean again. The gain shouldn't be more than 1/3 up with a 4v deck.
 
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Retrofuture30

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Louisiana
No.

Is that Alpine 2v or 4v max?

Turn the gain all the way down. Turn sub control to 12, 13-15 will be for wiggle room in case you need adjustability later on.
Turn deck to volume 32. Play music, turn highs off so you can focus on just the sub. Turn the gain up until sub sounds weird then back down until clean again. The gain shouldn't be more than 1/3 up with a 4v deck.
Crutchfield says its “ preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, and sub). I downloaded the 50hz test tone and did what you said At volume 30 and subwoofer output on max. And it started playing that plastic-y sound and changing tones so i backed off and set it thre.
 

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