JL Audio W6.. what amp??

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  1. Fess

    Fess New Member

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    I have one 12 inch W6. What would be a decent amp to power it? It has the dual 6 ohm configuration, so is the market for the amp limited since it has this kind of configuration? Thanks.
     
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    you'll need something that will do 3 ohms for optimum performance. since no one makes an amp stable at just 3 ohms, you'll need to find something stable at 2 ohms. Just about any monoblock sub amp will work, i'd look for something ~500-600 watts, which at 3 ohms will give you ~400w est.
     
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    Sweet, thanks for the quick response!
     
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    A Crossfire VR600d would work well.
     
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    I'd go with a 250/1 if you go JL. The W6s really dont need that much power to work to full potential. 500W is pushing it and the 500/1 is supposed to be underrated a bit.

    Any amp that does 250-400W @ 4 ohms will do fine. The impedance rarely drops to nominal anyway. I ran my 10W6 on the rear channels of an MTX 6304 and it barely got warm.
     
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    Go with the 500/1, it will allow you to upgrade later on... or the phoenix gold xenon 400.1... very solid amp.
     
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    Better to be overpowerd than underpowerd. The 250/1 would be good for a w3, not a w6. If you have the cas to buy a w6, buy the bigger better amp.
     
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    He doesnt have a W6v2, but an original W6. Its not like they cost very much anymore. The 500/1 will cost at least double what the sub did.

    As if running 250W to that sub is underpowering it. A driver's power limit is not a requirement and often the mechanical limits of the driver are reached before the thermal limits. In this case just over 250W is all that is needed to reach full excursion. Sure you could turn the 500/1 down, but thats really just a waste of money in most cases.
     

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