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Discussion in 'Audio' started by joefl, Jan 12, 2005.
Sweet, a "triple x" system.....
those must be those new subs i've heard about. The square ones with the red x in the middle. Too cheap for my taste
Those subs are JL 10w6 V2's
JL 300/4 for Highs
1000 Watt Kenwood Mono Amp for the subs
Whats up with my pics not showing up, I loaded them from My Member Gallery. I click view pic, then copy the link out of the address bar. I just reloaded theem see if that works.
dunno... They work fine for me! System looks pretty sweet. What ya got for tweets/mids?
I got some old pioneer 6x9's, a set of 4" L.A., and 3 sets of Boss tweeters and theyl sound pretty good. Later upgrades will be (2) JL 61/2 Component sets, 2 new 6x9 and keep the Boss tweeters & 4" L.A. speakers
I've heard good things about the W6v2-series. Basically uses a lot of the W7 technology, but removes some of the really esoteric stuff to keep the costs down to a more reasonable level.
I was thinking about using a set of the 12" (or so) W6v2s when I re-install "the system" into the K5. Maybe power them with the JL Audio 1000/1 amp???
I have had the old and new series W6's and the new one's kick a$$. yea that 1000/1 will push them REALLY good, maybe to good. How many you planning on running? A 500/1 will work perfect for 2 and it's half the price. I had a 500/1 on my two 10's and it pushed them fine. I went with the Kenwood because i got it cheap and it's a good amp. I have plans on adding a third sub. JL amps have true watts and at 12-14.4 volts it will run 500 Watts and it wont flux like other amps. Also checkout the JBL amps i think they 750.1 amp it would be good for 2 or 3. Even checkout the Kenwood I got it works awsome on my two 10's. Got my amp on Ebay for cheap.
I was thinking about four 12W6v2s running off the 1000/1.... running a full-convertible K5 makes it really hard to preserve the lower octaves of music, so it tends to require "brute force" solutions subwoofer-wise.....
How are you planning to do your box if your going to make full convertible? I was thinking of ideas of making my box waterproof. I was thinking like a bandpass box instead of carpet use something like rhino liner. Wow (4) 12's, no wonder you are going convertible you couldn't keep the top on. That 1000/1 would be nice, but you 1600 RMS watts of subs. I think 2 of the Kenwoods would the best option to go with with those you have 1800-2000 watts of power instead of 1000 watts. You can get two Kenwoods for 500-600 dollars and one 1000/1 for 600-700 dollars, 750-900 dollars from a dealer and plus JL will ONLY warrenty there stuff if you it bought from a dealer. I have been down that road. Luckly I know the guy that owns the shop here in town.
I'm planning to mount them in a metal box sunk into the rear floor between the framerails. Obviously, I will need to use a heavy duty metal mesh over the top so that I can still walk on it, and then the vehicle gets period correct carpeting and interior trim.
Not building a "mudder" so I don't really care about waterproofing everything. It will be a stock looking interior with the old-school lowback seats and traditional upholstery....maybe even with the original patterned houndstooth inserts?
That sounds cool do some pics when your done. Just watch for those rainy days. JL is very strict on Warrentying anything.
If your going for brute force, try a couple 13w7's and couple 1000/1's. Those things will hit HARD
got any pictures of the box laying down? Do the speakers ever hit the floor when its turned up loud?
Don't have any other pics of the box, but I'll take some this weekend.
I purchased an eDesign 10" sub for my SS and it hits nice! I have it powered by JL 500/1. I plan on getting one for the Blazer once I get some other things accomplished 1st.
Did you end up getting any pictures? no rush
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