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Old 10-24-2002, 02:21 AM   #1
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Arc audio 1500D-R vs JL 1000/1 amplifier

If I'm going to be installing two JL 10w6v2 subs in a sealed enclosure (facing the trunk), which amp is going to be best for this setup: the Arc Audio 1500D-R or the JL 1000/1 amplifier? They are both 1000 watt amps. Does name brand even make a difference when it comes to something like this?

Also, do you guys know if dynamat will help my setup at all because the front left speaker does rattle quite a bit at certain frequencies (harmon kardon system).

One last thing, promise, you guys think I'll be able to actually feel this bass from the inside as well as hear it from the outside? I asked several people, and the majority said that the optimal setup is to get a sealed enclosure.

Your opinions please~
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Old 10-24-2002, 09:38 AM   #2
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I'm a JL Audio whore, so I'd say go w/ their 1000/1. I don't have personal experience with Arc, although I know someone on here or DTM is a reseller/manager over in Canada or something (I remember some post he made)..

Anyway, I say go w/ the JL since you're going w/ their subs anyway. I'm sure they used those subs (or the w7s) to test out the amps, so I'm sure it'd be a great match.

Also, definitely do dynamat or some sound deadening material on your rear deck and if you can afford it, all throughout your trunk. The w6v2s are nice subs and will push a lot of air.

If you have a ski hole pass, I suggest cutting it out and leaving your rear arm rest down. But I'm sure you'll still be able to feel/hear the bass even with them up.
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Old 10-24-2002, 02:17 PM   #3
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From what i have read on audio forums..... ARC AUDIO is one of the best you can buy. There was one thread asking the forum what their top 5 favorite amps were..... ARC AUDIO was in everyones list. Not many people had JL in their list. I will try to find the link...
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Old 10-24-2002, 05:18 PM   #4
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Looks like my other post got moved over to ICE as well

Well, sorry to have two identical posts in the same forum. I originally posted one in I.C.E and another in the general forum, but I guess the MOD moved the one that was in the general forum into this forum. Sorry~

Anyway, since the arc audio 1500D-R and the JL 1000/1 do not seem to have significant differences as technical specs go, I think i'm just going to stick with the arc audio one, considering that www.audiooptions.com (the place im getting all this installed), is charging $270 more for the JL one.

Thanks for all your help guys, especially crazy bimmer.

I also plan to dynamat the license plate, as well as the two large front speakers. But i'm still debating if I should cut a hole where the ski pas is supposed to be (since I do not have that option). Does anyone know if this will actually help the bass enter the cabin? Again, this is a sealed enclosure with the subs facing the back of the trunk.

FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS A SEALED ENCLOSURE: Is there a lot of rattling?

Thanks all~
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Old 10-24-2002, 07:02 PM   #5
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unfortunarely there are some well documented rattles in our car.... so I think you should sound insulate the rear parcel shelf as well, which is particularly prone to rattles.

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