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Hi,

I have an old pair of JL12W1-8's that were intended for car audio 14 years ago. I've modeled them a bit in WinISD and am considering whether or not it's worth building a box for them or not.

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Yeah but JL Audio makes very good musical subs. There w7s would be a really nice sub to have though.
Amen to that!! The W7 is a nice sub, pricey but NICE. :T

I regards to his W1's I do not believe they would make a good HT sub unless he uses a low wattage amp and a subsonic filter. Even thin he is going to get limited tactile emotion from a W1. :)

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WOW, 8mm of xmax. There are 6.5's with more xmax than that. :rofl: :hide:

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The orange curve modeled by Mike looks good to me. Not very loud but there are 2 of them...
 

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The orange line looks nice but the spl is low and the other problem was when I modeled them they exceeded xmas at 30hhz with only 100 watts which to me does not seem like a good candidate for an HT sub. It is really amazing how far driver technology has come in the past 10years!!!!! :hide:

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Well, I am saying it is still better than nothing, 2 of them in a small room will not hit RL for sure, but will still be something.
 

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yeah I would have entertained it if the box wasn't so big. That's pretty large without much performance so I think I'd be way better off investing in a good sub to place in that box.
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Ya, they would be better than nothing and probably better than a cheap B&M subwoofer. :)
Another option would be to horn load them then the Xmax would not present near as much of a problem but horns are a special breed.

I can tell you the Quality and Quantity of bass from my Mal-X is worth every penny I spent!!!!!!

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