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First off, I want to thank all of you people out there dedicated enough to help noobs like me, even if its just replying to a random thread on the internet. I haven't been on here in years but I remember when I had questions a decade ago, you guys were extremely helpful, so thank you all for that as well.
Alright, so to get into it, i have one big question: is it possible to get deeper bass with my current setup?
I recently had a terrible experience with boss audio equipment. I got a great deal on the equipment (2 15's, a box and a 5000 watt amp for under 100$) so I thought why not? Installed in my 01 suburban.
(A little background: my first car, a 95 jeep Cherokee, had 2 8 inch jl 8w3d6's on a 600 watt pawn shop Sony xplode amp and a sony head unit, installed by car toys because my friend worked the tent sales and had a discount on install. I used to go around THUMPING.)
Fast forward to a few weeks ago with my current setup: had car toys install a kenwood deck(KMM-BT325U) a PH5000D boss amp 5000 watt amp, 2 15 inch boss P156DVC 2500 watt phantom series subs which ended up freezing by the 2nd morning. Dont know what I did, because I was being careful for the most part, I did have them up loud but it wasnt for more than 1 full song. So I was devastated and rushed and got these 2 12 inch jl w0's enclose in a slot ported basswedge box installed, and they hit pretty nice, but I'm looking for a deeper thump than I'm currently getting.
The sound clarity is PHENOMENAL, which I credit to my Quinn acoustics q602 door speakers, but when you have it cranked up to like 28/35 the subs hit really good but the music is almost too loud without the right amount of deeper bass and mid tones, if that makes any sense. The deep bass hits pretty well but I feel like they could be pushing WAY harder, based on past experience with my and other people's systems.
The amp is about halfway turned up if that's of any help. I also have the aforementioned Quinn acoustics q602 6.5 inch door speakers installed up front and 2 stock ones in the rear door, plus the 2 stock tweeters up front and in the trunk. I have warranties on the deck and the jl subs.
So here are a few baseline questions of which I hope to be expanded upon: do I turn the amp up? Do I get a different amp? Should I get some better tier jl subs? Is it worth the time to call boss audio and see if they will do anything about the seized 15s? I am still under the 30 day mark for the install on the 15s and the 12s and my buddy has some brand new 10w3s that he wants to sell me, so was thinking of returning the w0's and doing the 10 inch w3s instead. I also have 1 8inch w3 laying around.
Still trying to be as cost effective as possible but not going to shy away from spending a few extra bucks, as I do not treat myself to much else.
Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this and I will respond to feedback as quickly as possible
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Not everything is pictured, like the Infinity MX20 I installed in the coin tray and the ashtray, or the JBL GTO19T in an empty button slot and center console, both of which are running on deck power from the Alpine UTE73BT as an add on because the Rockfords were inefficient. Just didnt want the channels to go to waste either.
The Kicker Comp65VT sub pictured was blown in a couple days on only 100w rms with a subsonic filter. The box was made by LAB for a JL 6w3v3 tuned at 58 hz, so I bought one and a Kicker 140w rms amp and 50hz hp FMod filters.
For 20-50hz I got a Kicker loaded ported 12 Solobaric 750w rms 2 ohm sub with an Alpine PDR M65 mono amp with 650w rms.
For speakers I originally cheaped out and learned a couple things, Pioneer TS 6x9s make great bass(on deck power), better than the JL 6w3v3 at 30hz without a filter.
The Rockford Prime 6.5 rated at 45w rms were given 40w rms front from an Alpine amp and didnt sound as good as the Pioneers on 18w rms in the rear, but are now on 40w rms and overpower the Rockfords. All 4 xo at 80hz hp now that I have the 2 subs.
Hindsight, I should have gotten the whole 3 way Infinity components for the front, but I at least expected Rockford to be better than Pioneer. Anyone with 6x9s on the rear deck over a trunk, I highly recommend the Pioneers for cheap bass at 30hz. I would have bought the DX line with 110w rms each instead of the JL 6w3v3 if I had known.
This is my first time on this forum and regret I didnt do more research instead of going crazy on Amazon one day with brands I thought I new. I'm hoping to get some critique from the OCD enthusiasts as I am on other forums that I'm knowledgeable on. My goal was an even frequency response from 20hz-20khz. Now I'm wondering about a surround sound processor lol.
JL Audio doesn't directly sell replacement parts for 12W7s and they want like $200 for a service/repair job.
https://fixmyspeaker.com/product/full-cone-cover-for-jl-w7/ would be a good option, but they're unavailable and have been for months.
Has anyone found an alternative, maybe from a different sub-woofer but fits the 12W7? I heard of someone online using a 12 inch dust cap/cone cover that was made for another subwoofer but looked like the OEM JL Audio one and fit.
I'm also thinking of measuring the cone and making a 3d model to get it 3d printed at a local shop.
Looking to bang but have limited space. 2015 Dodge Ram Crew Cab. Wanting to run 2 12’s off a Rockford T1500-1. Ready, go.
I just bought a used w7 in a ported box that actually sounds pretty good. Thing is it’s a bit punchy for my taste. The box is 14x15x17 and the port is maybe 2”. I usually like 2 c/ft for a 12 at about 32 to 34 hz so I’m thinking that either a longer box like 28” with a larger port maybe 3” might bring that less punchy and more soft deep bass I’m looking for. Can someone design one for me? My capabilities are 14w x15h x40 deep - please help, thanks - also, does this forum work on tapatalk