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jl audio w1? please help w/info!!!!

just bought and had installed a 12wx powerwedge max preamped set up< amp is 250w but only delivers 175w rms @ 4 oms, i want to swap out the wx woofer for a w1 and am wondering if it would be too under powered? would it still hit harder than the wx? wx sounds ok, but i want more bass!!!! trying to avoid getting a new amp seeing that its only wired with 8 gage, dont want to have to rewire for a bigger amp but really want the w1
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More amp power = more bass. Switching subs but keeping the same power isnt gunna help you.
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I doubt you would even hear a difference between those two subs..
The W1 works in a slightly different box vol. not optimal.
A higher sensitivity sub could allow for a few dbs of gain off of the same power..

settings are crucial,
Gain, bass boost, and crossover points, signal source all play a very big part.
post your settings.. might be something obvious.
also bass doesn't only come from the sub, main speakers are very important to have producing plenty of bass + mid-bass. money would be better spent on those before upgrading the sub.
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i think the amp only has 2 adjustable setting 0-9db and the hz, have the db @ like 7 and the hz 3/4 of the way up, its fairly new so i was told to keep the hz down for a bit, amp model is JL's j2250 just bought it but i think its a discontinued model, i dont really know about any of this ****,
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I see gain (Input sens.), LP filter (LowPass), and Bass boost on the picture if found, I also see a bass ****.

what is feeding your amp the signal.. Aftermarket HU or Factory HU? your settings will depend on this. are you using RCA cables or just tapping into the factory wires.

The LP crossover should be set anywhere around 80 to 180Hz, dial it up and down until it blends with your main speakers without sounding muddy or too thin.
keeping the low-pass crossover too low will defiantly cause a lack of bass.
this should be done with the bassboost off. the bass boost is the important control to keep low.

after you figure out the crossover setting and gain is set right, then you can boost the bass a little bit, but if you hear any distortion when doing it, then you need to drop the gain a little bit and try again.

If you have a aftermarket headunit then you might have a highpass crossover that you can turn on that will cut some bass from the front speakers to allow for the subs' crossover frequency to be raised even more without being muddy. this will lighten the load on the small main speakers and place more of it on the sub. this will allow you to turn the overall volume up even more. and will feed a stronger signal to the amp.

But let me know what headunit you have.
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