JL Audio 12W6v3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I have been into car audio since 1988. I have owned anything and everything worth having since the late 80s and currently have a collection of vintage amplifiers that is over the 300000 dollar mark to obtain. I have owned every old audio subwoofer made the w6 and w7 subs have been a project idea. I own a gov topkick 2016 fully loaded so I decided to build a 8 12 inch subwoofer enclosure as a rear seat wall front firing sealed as recommended 1.25 cubic feet internal volume per enclosure as species by old. First 8 w6 subs 600 dollars each not cheap secondly 8 hours audio xd 1000 mono amps 700 each. I have 20 years experience installing and specializing in building high end exotic and multi dimensional enclosures. Wall built covered in ostrich subs installed motorized amp rack built 4 dedicated batteries installed all wiring layer isolator and voltage regulator installed 2 320 alternator installed. I just want to say I have never been so disappointed and let down. Spent over 30 hours adjusting tweaking fine tuning everything. 30 band equalizer every little detail checked. I own a audio control real time audio analyzer so everything is spot on. Measured the spl level 133.6 are you serious I was throwing 146.1 with 2 kicker solo baric s7 subwoofer and a 26 year old Orion car 2250 beast. My buddy owns a shop so I stopped in and ask him just to look it over in case I missed something. 4 of his guys and himself went completely through it front to back everything was spot on he said what's.
Pros: Small enclosure specifications for limited space or multiple subs
Cons: No longer made in the USA. Expensive with less than expected results amplifiers rated at 1000 with 16 volts at 1 ohm maximum output 580 watts before complete distortion 2 subs blew at less than half rims rating. Will only use kicker and focal til jl figures out what they are lacking sorry but a 12 inch kicker sub shouldn't have a higher db than a high end competition sub but it does same enclosure same set up the jl was 103.2 the kicker 118.6 sad but true