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Old 12-31-2006
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bought a W6v2!

I just bought a single 10 JL audio W6v2 and I'm running it off a p3001 amp which puts out around 350 watts. It sounds a lot better than my two 8" P2's. It is a lot deeper, louder, and more accurate than my 8s ever were. The only problem I have with it, is that it pops a little at mid to high volumes. Is this because it needs to break in, or am I feeding it too little power, or is the box too big or small? I'm really not sure. If it needs to be broken in, how would you suggest I do so? Thanks.
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run it on low volume and low on the amp for about two weeks and then try again. its not the box, maybe the amp but try the break in.
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W6's don't have much of a break in period, or any at all. What some people don't know is, W6's don't need alot of space. They're a small box woofer, 0.6 cu.ft. sealed, 0.75 ported. Depending on the box, it could be part of the problem. Where's your amp gain?
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Thats awesome man! Dad has a 10w7 in a ported box in the superduty and it sounds killer!!
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I think my gain was up too high. I messed with the amp settings and the headunit and it sounds much better. Now I'm thinking about upgrading to the 500.1 amp. Overall, I love the sound quality of the sub. It doesn't break mirrors, but at least I can still hear the music which was my ultimate goal anyways. Oh, I also got my pioneer 6x8s installed too and now I can hear the highs and mids much better. The $500 investment was definitely worth it. I'm glad I didn't get two P2's.
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what 500.1 amp is it? I have never used them, myself, but the JL 500/1 is a great amp. Kinda spendy, though. Around $550-$600 retail.
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Yea, thats the one I was talking about.
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Nice! I'm jealous! The shop I work for doesn't carry JL anymore. So unless I wanna pay full price for 'em. But why do that when I can get Alpine, Kicker, Rockford & others for cost + 10%.
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