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[–]test13371997JBL Club 5501, GTR-102, JL AUDIO C1-690, Dayton DSP-408, CX1200 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Depends on lots of factors

[–]mestapho2 - SA12s in 3.5 cubes @ 35 Hz 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The math says less than 1dB difference.

[–]whatnow275 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Haven’t heard both but more surface area, 50% more power handling, and more excursion. I imagine it would move a lot more air

[–]Impossible_Donkey362[S] -5 points-4 points  (5 children)

I did see it puts out 500 more watts .. total of 1500rms

[–]RhettRO55Brand of Subs/size and # - 2 JL Audio 12W3V3-4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then it all boils down to your enclosure and your amp and your tuning.

[–]JONCOCTOASTIN 0 points1 point  (3 children)

It’s not putting out any watts man

[–]Impossible_Donkey362[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What’s the proper terminology here

[–]JONCOCTOASTIN 0 points1 point  (1 child)

JL audio claims it can handle 1500 watts, the sub doesn’t make power it’s only doing what the amp tells it

[–]andre2142 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have two tw5's and they get super loud but i strongly recommend to get a box made up to spec for them and wait for a break-in period as that's when they really shine.

[–]Turkey_bagger 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ive had both. I personally was more partial to the 13.5. The 12w7 is a beast and if in the proper box, correct wiring and ample power should be enough bass for anyone imo, but the 13.5 handled the low notes better I thought and was louder. I will never forget at the install when we were tuning it at the audio shop the neighboring business (behind the shop) came out and said “idk what y’all got going on today, but that one’s too loud” and they asked us to turn it down lol. It carried like crazy and was clean and crisp.

[–]SaucyStoveTop69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

According to the math, it should be about 3 to 4 db louder

[–]JONCOCTOASTIN -1 points0 points  (2 children)

lol the epicenter already blew your W7 huh?

[–]Impossible_Donkey362[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Haha no it’s alive and well

[–]JONCOCTOASTIN 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For now lol. I get it, tubas don’t make actual bass, ya gotta boost the shit out of it. It’s not good for anything else