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post #11 of 111 Old 06-21-2014, 09:17 AM
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I have two JL 8's in a sealed enclosure with an old(er) school eclipse amp, and they sound great.

Enough to add bottom end, but not overpowering. And budget friendly as well.
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I know! The Ford sound settings are terrible! Low, Mid, High: -5 or +5... That's it? The speed compensated volume... Does nothing for me! How can I adjust the output settings without having to replace the factory screen?

If the JL's are truly unique and they make a difference, I might as well get them. This audio system upgrade was a low priority mod, but I guess there's no point in skimping out now. I thought JL was all hype..

I'm leaning towards two JL 8" subs now. Good idea? I think two 8's might be better for this situation. I should change my custom sub-box order by Monday..
The factory head unit will continue to be your weakest link, however, 2 8" JLs will sound great, as will any of the subs I listed that cost less. Having an amplifier able to power them properly with real and clear watts is the real key.

You could just go with the Kicker subs (outstanding quality and price) and the 300.1 kicker amp really have a great system with great quality components for an outstanding price.
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The enclosure's air space is 0.50 cubic foot per sub. I need to decide on which one is best There are 3 different choices..

($129) (.35) 8W1v3-4 - Car Audio - Subwoofer Drivers - W1v3 - JL Audio

($199) (.30) 8W3v3-4 - Car Audio - Subwoofer Drivers - W3v3 - JL Audio

($499) (.875) 8W7AE-3 - Car Audio - Subwoofer Drivers - W7AE - JL Audio

I'm thinking W3v3........?
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The factory head unit will continue to be your weakest link, however, 2 8" JLs will sound great, as will any of the subs I listed that cost less. Having an amplifier able to power them properly with real and clear watts is the real key.

You could just go with the Kicker subs (outstanding quality and price) and the 300.1 kicker amp really have a great system with great quality components for an outstanding price.
Ehhh. Now I'm set on JL subs. There's no turning back once I'm set. Haha.

Yes! I think the amplifier which has most adjustment options is what I need. I have excellent tweaking skills! A remote switch or bass knob is a must as well..
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The enclosure's air space is 0.50 cubic foot per sub. I need to decide on which one is best There are 3 different choices..

($129) (.35) 8W1v3-4 - Car Audio - Subwoofer Drivers - W1v3 - JL Audio

($199) (.30) 8W3v3-4 - Car Audio - Subwoofer Drivers - W3v3 - JL Audio

($499) (.875) 8W7AE-3 - Car Audio - Subwoofer Drivers - W7AE - JL Audio

I'm thinking W3v3........?
Agreed........good choice
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For an 8" woofer, the sundown SA-8 gets my vote


My neighbor drives a Prius.
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The W3's would be great. You'll need to reduce the box size a bit, but that's as easy as putting in some blocking inside the box. I think they call for .3 cubic ft.
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For an 8" woofer, the sundown SA-8 gets my vote


My neighbor drives a Prius.
I checked out the SA-8 and it wouldn't be shallow enough for this enclosure anyway...
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Great. I have the subwoofers and subwoofer box lined up. Now I need some nice twattage...
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The w3 is probably the most versatile sub I have ever used. I have sold thousands of them and they have worked very well in pretty much any enclosed I have ever stuffed them into. (Obviously you want to get as close to spec as possible) but when a customer already has a box they aren't willing to replace I have no choice. You can't go wrong with that sub. Good choice.


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