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    Default JL or JBL subwoofer choice

    I have a sealed subwoofer enclosure custom built for my 2007 porsche 911. Right now I am in possession of my pair of jbl gto-804
    and my wife's old jl 8w1-8

    the jbl's seem much heftier than the jl, but on average I think the jl's have a better reputation.

    I have not heard my wife's jl subs.

    I have the dilemma of choosing one over the other. What are your opinions on these subs?

    here's a couple of links to specs:

    JBL GTO804 (GTO-804) 8" Grand Touring Single 4 ohm Car Subwoofer

    http://mediacdn.jlaudio.com/media/mf...pdf?1317790353

    I will be running either pair with a solid rockford fosgate amp. It hit nice and hard on the jbl's which are 4 ohm. It looks like the jl's are 8 ohm but I'm not sure.

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    Might be worth reaching out to Polk and seeing if they have any SR subs left. I know they had some a while back offered at a good price for Polkies.
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    did they make 8inch subs in that series? If they are better than the subs I have now I would love to find them.

    Polk Audio SDA CRS+ (4.1TL by Trey, Larry's Rings)-
    SDA SRS2-Parasound HCA1500ax2/1000
    Yamaha xa1000-Celestion SL6S presence,- sl9 surround back
    NHTsuper1's surround
    Nad2700-sub, AdcomGFA-555 -Magnepan SMG
    Parasound 1500pre- Sofia "Baby" tube amp - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
    Marantz 2230/B&Kst140- outdoor B&W/Bose/Parasound/KefC75/c40/Polksub
    Technics 1200mk2
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    I am but a infinitesimally small point meeting the line of infinity in the SDA universe

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    Both are great. JBL and JL make great subs. If the JBL seems beefier, go with it since it'll probably take more abuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evhudsons View Post
    did they make 8inch subs in that series? If they are better than the subs I have now I would love to find them.
    Sorry, that went over my head. No 8" SR's.
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    i'm a fan of the jbl not that that actually helps you.. lol

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    At this price point, all the major brands are really going to be about the same. Its not til you get into the higher end models that their differences start showing and the better ones start pulling away.
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