Conclusion: Bought this along with the JL Audio 12w7ae and had a custom enclosure built. This was installed in a 2012 Scion tC. Very clean sound and it hits super hard! Best setup I've ever owned. Sonic Electronics was super fast getting the sub and amp to me and at a much better price than anyone else! Highly recommend this setup. Even if you don't get JL, I would still recommend buying from Sonic!
Summary: JL is a brand for the listener's listener. If you get a new amp/sub setup and the excitement is eclipsed the need to improve it. Or, you always find a nagging clarity or punch deficite, then this is an amp (and product line) to consider. You will spend more money with JL, but you will get more production as well. It's always more expensive to go cheap and then end up biting it than it is to just get it in the first place. Again... Depending on your ear.
Pros: Small, lightweight, strong power handling, push-plug connectors in the rear for a clean finish.
Cons: Hard to take the push-plug connectors out if you want to adjust anything.
Summary: Sweet, clean power!!! Pushing a J L Audio 10" AE sealed box sub. I hope it does not blow out the glass in my hatchback. P.S. Performs much better if you use 2 guage power & ground. J L suggests min 4 guage, but the power plugs will accept up too 2 guage. The meter does not lie. This puppy loves power, don't starve it.
Pros: Wonderful, size is great, purchased stacking deck and it helped me save some room in my hatshback trunk
Summary: WOW! I'm driving one 10'' JL W3v3 with this amp and it sounds amazing. Its small size made it easy to tuck under the seat and being so efficient, it barley gets warm. Using the optional wired remote is very handy, as my head unit does not have a quick access to sub level control. You can just feel the quality in this unit when you turn and switch the controls. Smooth dials and solid "clicks" from the switches.
Pros: Sounds amazing, Very fine tune able, Efficient, Optional wired remote, Adjustment controls on the front and power/speaker inputs in the back make for a clean install look. High quality!
Summary: I purchased this amp after my other one was on it's last leg after 12 years of service. The reason I purchased JL Audio because the 10 inch W-7 I purchased 2 years prior. The JL Audio products really impressed me. This amp was physically smaller and wattage wise was less but this thing had no problem pushing that beast of a sub. Now I downsized my sub (long story) and went with the JL Audio CP108LG W-7V3 (8in. in a ported enclosure).
Pros: physically smaller (more flexible on installs) and power
Fantastic Product - Purchased at a shop but wanted to leave an online
2 December 2011
Summary: I just purchased this amp to power my 12'' JL W7AE3. I was previously using a Kicker KX1200.1 @ 750RMS with 3 Ohms. The Kicker was just not doing justice to my W7. The Kicker could power it and was LOUD but you could tell there was not complete clarity in the sound. The moment I turned the system on I was listening to the same song I have heard everyday for the past 6 months, and I was hearing notes that the Kicker could just not reproduce while producing the low bass...
Conclusion: This amp sounds so much cleaner than other avg quality amps. Very small, barely gets warm. I have it powering 2 JL 12w3 subs in a Sonic brand sealed box. Sounds very nice and clean. Great experience with Sonic on all purchases. Quick shipping, awesome customer service when needed. Keep up the great work Sonic!