Conclusion: Great Subs. I got the 8" to fit in my Dcab Tacoma. It sounds great for an 8" sub. Still fills out nice and low. It is in a sealed box and is very accurate and tight sounding. Very comparable to the old Rockford Fosgate HX2 Power series. Would by again.
Conclusion: If you think you need (2) 10's or 12's forget it.. I have (2) 8w7's on a PPI D3000/1 feeding it appox 1000w plus @ 1.5ohms talk about SQ/SQL. Yea, the JL w7 line is expensive we all know that BUT when you have (2) 8's that sound better then (2) 10's/12's (maybe NOT louder but BETTER) thats when JL's quality shines. Port these lil bulldawgs and sit back and enjoy. One ported can do it, but two will be perfect.
Conclusion: Once you try JL you will never want to buy another brand again. I previously owned 2 JL 10" W3's and was very nervous about having to downsize my system because of space. This 8" W7 is amazing! W7 is the only way to go, especially if your looking at a little 8" woofer. This thing kicks @$$!
Conclusion: I have an 08 chevy crew cab, I have installed a quality sound system in every vehicle I have ever owned and of coarse wanted another. This one was a challenge due to the limited space under the seats. But these 8" subs are beasts in small size. I actually place two in a single chamber box with a single slot port tuned to 42 hz with available power of 800 watts each. I am amazed in the clarity and extension these subs deliver. I'm in the 140's db with pure clean sound.
Conclusion: Bought 2 of these and built a slot port enclosure out of mdf according to the factory specs. I am using a 1000/1 v2. Just broke em in and they hit so hard for a set of 8's. All my rca and power cables are monster 400 series and the clarity and sq with these subs is amazing. Only downside is I need to go buy more dynamat. Make sure u get the bass remote. U need it for quick adjustments between rock n rap.
Conclusion: I purchased this on this website (www.sonicelectronix.com) I had just received it yesterday. Going through the break in period with it right now. I built the enclosure myself using 3/4" MDF using JL Specs. I currently am running this in the vented enclosure off of about 80 watts of Rockford Fosgate. The sub really shines through on the Very Low End! Sounds a little weak currently with rock songs but again its only receiving about 80 watts peak for break in.
Conclusion: I was looking for something compact but hit hard. I knew the long line of jl products were quality products. I bought 2 JL 8W7-3 for my 96 impala and wow do they hit hard. I always stick my friends in the front seat to see how they feel and then I show them the trunk and they are amazed. They had no idea some little subs like these could even sound like that.
letmebefree1983 from New Port Richey, FL, Sonic Electronix
17 August 2009
Conclusion: My order was packed and shipped the same day my order placed. Very quick arrival time. Extremely high quality product. The JL Audio 8W7 is AMAAAZING. Previously I owned two 10"W3's and was worried about having to downsize in my new vehicle to an 8". But JL has definitely pulled the rabbit out their hat! If you did not know that it was only an 8, you would guess it was a high-end 10 or a nice 12!