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JL 10w3v3-4 Sub Box/Wiring advice

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by TorenApart, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Jul 16, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    TorenApart

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    I am in the process of putting together the stereo for my 2006 DC.

    I am going with JL all around. More specifically, I got sweet deals on a 500/1 amp ($175) and 2 10w3v3-4 (one so far for $75 brand new, still working on the 2nd)

    I plan on buying the box from HERE

    My question is:

    For these subs, will the additional 5/8 mounting depth you can add for $20 be my best option?
    Getting somewhat

    Also, if I need to wire these subs to 4ohms, would this box be more hassle than it's worth due to the complexity of the wiring pattern?

    I appreciate any help! I am totally pumped to install soon!
     
  2. Jul 18, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    I forget what the maximum depth for my setup is, but MrMarv knows. He is the one that built my box, and I will reccommend him if you want a solid well built box. Not saying there is anything wrong with the box from supercrew sound; there are many good reports from there. I just have had a good experience with Marv.

    As for you, the extra 5/8" will be needed. But, I would be concerned with where that depth is obtained. If they are adding a ring the the outside of the box, then you will likely have issue with rubbing. If they are somehow cutting a depression in the box on the inside behind the magnet, then I'd worry about a weak spot in the box. Either way, the sub you have picked out will not fit properly in that box. The only way I see the extra depth being obtained in a proper fashion would be to change the overall design of the box so that it is narrower but taller or wider (probably taller).

    As for the wiring, the box wouldn't be a hassle at all. All you'd do is connect the (+) and (-) terminals on the sub to the mounting cup and from there splice the (+) from one terminal cup to the (+) of the other at the amp and the same with the negative. (I can email you a MS paint diagram if need be).

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  3. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:34 PM
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    You will need that additional depth for 10W3v"3"s however it will also push the subs right up against the back seat (IMO 10W3v"2"s would be a better choice).
     
  4. Jul 19, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    Cool, thanks. I just picked up my v3 so I may be looking to sell that.

    Would the JL 10w3v2 be the BEST speaker? Would a 2 ohm or 4 ohm be better? I am running the JL 500/1 amp to whatever I buy, and am going for sound quality, so that is worth considering.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2008 at 12:10 PM
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    Unfortunately there is no such thing as the "best" sub for every application however IMO the W3's are very nice. :) Proper damping (a function of the enclosure's airspace which is why "one size does NOT fit all"), midbass response, phase, crossover frequency/slope and tuning by way of the EQ all play important roles in making any sub sound "it's best" for your specific application/listening tastes.
    "Technically" the JL slash amps should put out the same power at 4 ohms and 2 ohms however tests have shown they actually increase power at 2 ohms so if you need the extra power get the coils that will allow you a final load of 2 ohms.
     
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