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Old 05-27-2013, 05:54 PM   #21
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Wow Gad thats amazing review haha ^^^^
So i'm better of saving the 50$ an getting the alpine then. Rather than paying for the brand of jl so to speak..
That is 2 - 0 for alpine
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:57 PM   #22
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i'm swaying towards alpine now as i would rather save the extra $$ an spend it on the installation costs.
supposing i get the alpine would i be able to get a sealed box or would i need a vented box?
Also would i be able to keep that same mb quarts amp?
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Just like Gadabout said I agree with a lot of it. However I am more partial to JL Audio then Alpine. I have sold both products for over 13 years and they both are incredible brands, especially for the price. With that said I would recommend the JL over the Alpine here are some of my reasons.

1. JL Audio W3 is a lot more efficient then the Alpine Type R. In my personal experience the Type R subwoofer does not become impressive until you put at least 1000 watts of power on it. Especially if you are running the subwoofer in a sealed enclosure. The JL Audio subwoofer sounds excellent with only about 300 watts of power on it.

2. Yes the JL Audio is a single voice coil subwoofer, which is good or bad depending on how you look at it. Most class D subwoofer amplifiers will put the same amount of power to the speaker no matter what the impedance your running. Plus if you run a 4 ohm subwoofer now and want to run a second later its much easier to get a 2 ohm load then with DVC subwoofers. If you have to have a 2 ohm load now JL Audio offers a single 2 ohm version.

3. I personally ran an 8w7 for 11 years (before switching to Morel) off of a JL250/1 and it sounded excellent and never gave up. I have been running a 10W3 in my wife's car for 7 years. Both subwoofers play and sound great and have never had any problems.

Which ever way you go you will not be disappointed. Alpine and JL are excellent brands. Like I said before I love both brands and have used both brands. Customer support with both companies are excellent. Also as a side note both subwoofers can play just as loud as one another, it all comes down to having the woofers in the correct enclosure. Good luck.
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Which ever way you go you will not be disappointed. Alpine and JL are excellent brands. Like I said before I love both brands and have used both brands. Customer support with both companies are excellent. Also as a side note both subwoofers can play just as loud as one another, it all comes down to having the woofers in the correct enclosure. Good luck.
Couldn't agree more. =] . Dontcha just love this forum. Great input in every corner of the site.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:00 AM   #25
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Which ever way you go you will not be disappointed. Alpine and JL are excellent brands. Like I said before I love both brands and have used both brands. Customer support with both companies are excellent. Also as a side note both subwoofers can play just as loud as one another, it all comes down to having the woofers in the correct enclosure. Good luck.
bro so jl is better overall...i figured as much going into this hence the name of the thread. I think i'l probably go for the alpine just based on price an economy. If they will both do the job then sure i'l go for the cheaper option then, and i wouldn't be missing out on that much rite?
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Thanks everyone for your input greatly appreciated. I'm deciding to go wtih the alpine it seems. Getting quotes for it now. However i need to change my amplifier to fit the wattage an rms of the alpine. Therefore i'l need a stronger amp correct? or can i just crank the gain to max on the current mb quart mono block??


I wasl ooking at this one as an alternative

http://www.amazon.com/MBQUART-ONX1-1...+amp+monoblock
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Noooo. NEVER "crank the gain to max" . You'll definitely be inviting distortion, and distortion can really ruin your setup. =]]
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I sent you a PM a few mins ago. Get a digital multimeter and Autosound 2000's CD-104 to set your gains correctly. Unless you have access to an oscilloscope which is the best way. Do you plan on running a LOC off of the OEM deck or and aftermarket deck?

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capacitator may happen down the future.. but i don't think i will just now.
Probably going to have to buy it locally rather than buying it from US as shipping is a pain..
Anyone know good australian website thats cheap?
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capacitator may happen down the future.. but i don't think i will just now.
Probably going to have to buy it locally rather than buying it from US as shipping is a pain..
Anyone know good australian website thats cheap?
I'd upgrade to a Power Cell and/or manage a Big 3 upgrade, before considering a Capacitor. Caps are cool looking, and flashy, but you benefit more from the former. IMO.
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