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Which speaker?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Burgman, Apr 21, 2009.

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JL or Boston Acoustic

  1. JL

    26 vote(s)
    56.5%
  2. Boston Acoustic

    20 vote(s)
    43.5%
  1. Apr 21, 2009 at 3:31 AM
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    Burgman

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    Upgrading Gabreile's speakers and needed opinions on either Boston Acoustics or JL audio

    The Bostons will be SL95's
    The JL's TR690Txi
     
  2. Apr 21, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    Only your ears can decide which is better. To subjective. As far as quality/reliabitly goes....either is fine.

    The install will have a bigger factor on sound than the speakers themselves. Do it right and they will sound awesome.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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  4. Apr 21, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    Make sure you absorb the backwave of the speaker as well.

    I personally do not care for the JL sets, I really dislike the tweeters. Out of the two I would do the Boston's


    My personal opinion only.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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    Thats what ive heard about the JL's, and i sound deadened the outer and inner of the door. Its just hard to really hear what the speaker will sound like at the store, i dont want the tweets to be to high
     
  6. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    From my experience JL = more bass and Boston = more highs and mids....at least that is what I have found. Boston's just dont seem to carry much bass at all.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    I have tried them both in the past. JL hasn't been making components for very long. I had JL evolutions in my old car and didn't care for then too much. Boston Acoustic makes a "purer" speaker. If that means anything. The have really great tweeters.

    Although I went Alpine this time just to keep consistent through out my truck. I have the Type S components in the doors and am pretty happy with them. Especially for the cost. Between boston and JL... Boston all the way.

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  8. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    agree with the Type S they sound great in my tacoma and i only put them on my from doors acces cab later on on the back

    but now im getting a new stereo CDA-6881 something like that so i could connect my ipod
     
  9. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    i dont think im going to be able to do either one right now anyways or go with something cheaper thanks guys for your input
     
  10. Apr 27, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    Burg I think (all my personal opinion) The best bang for the buck is the pioneer TS-C720PRS or the Alpine Pro series. The tweeters are not high at all and are designed VERY well. They are around $200-300 i think, and you can use live.com to get around 10% from ebay purchases. Just throwing this out there!
     
  11. Apr 27, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    JL is an awesome brand. I'm a firm supporter of them and invested lots of money in their equipment before.


    Now, the truth. The JL 690's suck. They're a three way speaker (IIRC) and they have WAYYYYY too much tweet in them. Get yourself a set of TR650's. Thats what I run. Along with a decent set of tweets you'll be happy.
     
  12. May 2, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    The numbers on the Boston Acoustics are better. I wouldn't install the JLs without a sub.
     
  14. Oct 13, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    Stephen:
    I have a set of BA Pro 60's in my Tacoma. The best speakers I have ever had in a vehicle.

    Installing some sound deadner in the door will make a big improvement.
     
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