Yep, check out the sensitivity of the JBl vs the JL and you'll see it will take less power also to get the beast movingWill the JBL sound as good in a sealed box? That's the only thing I'm unsure about
What he said :laugh: The JBL will "sound" better in a Ported enclosureYep, check out the sensitivity of the JBl vs the JL and you'll see it will take less power also to get the beast moving
for instance the JL 12 is 85.9 and the JBL GTI MKII is 91db
so basically if you gave the JL 500w rms you could give the JBL 250 maybe less and just be as loud.
Wasn't the W6 one of the lowest distortion subs ever Klippeled?
I'm not sure what they do at maximum power because I've never pushed them past their thermal limits. I've always had them in a larger than spec sealed, ported, bandpass, or IB all of which required much less than rated power.
I can say that in infinite baffle, well past xmax, the suspension and motor of the 12W6 produce no noise and it sounds very nice all the way to it's mechanical limits which is around 25mm one way. It's a very composed subwoofer at it's mechanical limits.
Throw one in a larger than spec'd sealed box and you will lower power requirements and get a flatter response with more bottom end. I first had mine in the factory recommended 1.25' box, then 1.5, 1.75, and eventually infinite baffle. I also have run them bandpassed and ported but IB was my favorite for SQ and great low end.
I agree :thumbsup:i would go gti mkii all day.. and i have 6 months of experience with both in sealed enclosures powered by the same amp JL 750/1 HD
when i ran the jl w6 12 i always wanted more... just not enough. 2 is nice though! sq is still in top 10 subs no doubt in my mind though.
when i ran the gti mkii 12 i really enjoyed it and never left me needing more. can feed it lots of power if needed and ported gets MUCH louder then the w6. just gives you more extension on every level. love the high sensitively so if power is at a minimum you will get the most of the gti regardless.
The w6 got a little "fragile" at high volume for my liking. the best way i can describe it is i became "aware" and scared it would blow when i turned it up. never had that thought with the GTI.
especially for 350$ or less GTI is honestly a steal new.
just my .02cents