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Old 07-20-2006
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Installed JL's today

Well today was the install day from my new sub. Went around 1:30 and left around 4pm.. which isn't bad for building a box and installing the sub.. 12" W3v2 is what I have.. can't really bang it yet, need to break it in first.. but anyway anybody else have these subs? what kind of amp you running? any tuning tech you should help me with? thanks

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Im going to have my buddy take pics this weekend.. calm down
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i put 2 jl 12w3v2's in my younger cousins car with a jl 500/1 amp... hits nice. good choice in subs.
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Tuning Tips?
After you break it in a little under very moderate gain settings, Turn the gain to lowest setting. Put in a CD you know well, and crank up the voume to about 70%-80% of max. Depending on your midrange speaker amplification, it can be loud. The idea is to have it near the upper range of volume without any clipping or distortion. You'll want a little extra room for when your favorite song comes on, etc.

Anyway. slowly inch the gain up until you hear distortion or muddy bass. Turn it back a few degrees. Now check crossovers, adjust any signal processing options, and recheck the gain. Now you can lower the volume on the head and your gain should be set. Recheck it in a couple of weeks, and then maybe a month after that.

Long term, you'll want to match amplifiers (this is why it pays to stick with one brand) so they have matched volume ramp up based on input voltage. Basically they volume of midrange and sub should match no matter what voltage input/volume on the head unit. Different brands may have different tolerances leading to overpowering bass at low volumes, but when turned up the highs become too over powering. Anyway, something to think about as it looks like you are just running 1 amp currently.
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I've got a new 12w3v3 and I'll be pushing it with a JL 250/1 amp. Havent hooked it up yet, just started building the box today.
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nice, yea hoping to get some pics up this weekend, maybe sunday they shall be up. yea, I want to get another.. it's clean hitting bass, I just use the radio to tune it.. I need to check my amp settings.. I think have it on it on 12db's..
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