jl audio w7 12 inch in svs type enclosure?

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  1. Joseph_ P

    Joseph_ P Stunt Coordinator

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    any opinions on how a jl audio 12ws7 sub would work in a svs type enclosure. this is one serious looking subwoofer,
    and it looks like it would kick some serious b ass.anybody tried this out? just curious [​IMG]
     
  2. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    Three problems.
    Very small Vas for a driver that can move 3L of air. Will be very tough to fit sufficient porting in an enclosure of the right size for that driver (in otherwords pretty much have to go sealed or passive radiator unless you use a folded slot port).
    Rather high Fs for use in a home theater environment. Room gain isn't anywhere near as significant as cabin gain. If you don't care about the last octave though, not an issue.
    Cost. For ~half the cost of that driver you could get one of these drivers:
    http://www.acoustic-visions.com/tumult.htm
    http://www.adireaudio.com/car_audio/...hma_series.htm
    http://www.stryke.com/SATser.html
    http://www.missiondigital.net/category.asp?catcode=3
     
  3. ian_graven

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    I agree the W7 is much more suited for the car enviroment. I will say one thing after hearing it properly installed i was simply amazed at the accuracy of a sub mounted in a trunk. I have heard rumors though that JL is considering releasin a home audio version.
     
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    I've seen this driver, it's a monster. The motor structure is just out of this world. Don't know the specs on the driver though. The 12" driver actually looked deeper than it was wide. The thing looked like it was 12-15" deep.
     
  5. JordanS

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    The W7 is indeed an amazing mobile audio subwoofer. The suspension really is amazing. The power compression on the W7 series are EXTREMELY low, and it has tons of Vd.
    Probably the best sounding mobile audio subwoofer as well. Visit www.carsound.com to see what RC had to say about it, which was all objective information.
     

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