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    Thumbs up Polk Audio SR5250 + JL 12W6v2...

    Greetings! :)

    I'm new to the forum. I am from Norway, and got introduced to Polk Audio this winter.
    I decided to ugrade my front speakers, and something lead me to try Polk Audio SR5250.
    All I can say is WOW, these sound great! Have had them running for about 25 hours now.
    It was definately worth the money, I fell in love with this really great looking speaker set.
    I spent some time damping my doors and installed them in the doors. Here's some pics:










    I think this work well, eventhough the mids aren't on-axis. What do you guys think?
    The Polk's been driven by an Alpine MRP-F200 amp, bridged to 2x 100w rms.
    I've used Pioneer deh-3000mp, but this weekend I'm changin' to Alpine 9880r.

    Current subwoofer in the back is the Pioneer TS-W307D4 (12"),
    but I have gotten a great price on a JL-sub: The 12W6v2!
    Is this a good one? I've heard it's great for SQ, and that is
    what I want. SO i figured it would work well with the SR's? :)

    Another question: I'm noticing more and more midbass in the speakers,
    when will it be fully breaked in? How many hours of playing? I'm at 25h.

    God bless.

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    I'm sure you'll like the JL sub. I've never heard anything bad about them.

    Thanks for sharing pics. Nice install of the mids and tweets!

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    Congrats on the new speakers! very nice. I have never heard the JL W6 but have read very good things about it, you should really like the sound quality from it. I have a Polk SR sub in my car and love everything it has to offer. I would keep that W6 in a sealed box for a nice tight sound.

    Others will chime in here and be able to help you out, welcome to the club!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay27 View Post
    I'm sure you'll like the JL sub. I've never heard anything bad about them.

    Thanks for sharing pics. Nice install of the mids and tweets!
    Wow, much faster reply than in norwegian forums :D Thanks!
    I think the JL is meant for me, yes. It's a great sub for SQ, eh?
    I can share more pics if you want. Have worked som in the back too.
    Do you guys think my sub-amp, Alpine MRP-M650 will work well with JL?
    (I will run it in 2 ohms, charging the JL-subwoofer with 600 watts rms...)

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    That amp should work just fine. There may be better ones out there but you won't be disappointed by any means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chandler9a View Post
    That amp should work just fine. There may be better ones out there but you won't be disappointed by any means.
    Okey sounds good. I hope it won't produce "boomy" sound. I've always liked Alpine. ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by chandler9a View Post
    Congrats on the new speakers! very nice. I have never heard the JL W6 but have read very good things about it, you should really like the sound quality from it. I have a Polk SR sub in my car and love everything it has to offer. I would keep that W6 in a sealed box for a nice tight sound.

    Others will chime in here and be able to help you out, welcome to the club!
    Yeah, I've considered the SR-sub too, but the JL is "in the same street"
    and the special price I got on this one is a very nice offer. Otherwise,
    I would go for the SR to complete the Polk system in my car...

    I have a sealed box ready for the W6-subwoofer,
    a solid one made by a friend - it's volume is 35 litres.
    That's the optimal size for that one right? I've heard that. :)

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    35.4 liters is correct but this is net volume. Meaning you have to have this amount left after the woofer and bracing is installed. This is a great subwoofer just build to JL recommended box specs and you will be fine..

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    So it won't work that well with 35 litres including the woofer? I hoped I could use this... :(

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    I love JL subs. Selling my JLW3s this weekend. Sad to see them go.

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    Welcome to the club triple T, I love how clean your door install is. I've been very impressed with all the JL stuff I've heard and I think the W6 will sound great. Post more pics as you go so we can see the progress.
    Truck system so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fj_az View Post
    I love JL subs. Selling my JLW3s this weekend. Sad to see them go.
    Okey. :) Why do you sell them then? :o

    Quote Originally Posted by MCCLIPSE View Post
    Welcome to the club triple T, I love how clean your door install is. I've been very impressed with all the JL stuff I've heard and I think the W6 will sound great. Post more pics as you go so we can see the progress.
    Thanks dude. ;) Yes I am pretty satisfied with this, and yea I like it clean ;)

    The install of the subwoofer is gonna be clean and elegant looking too.
    I have been doing some sound-damping in the back now. Here's pics:









    Then I placed the wheel and the amp that runs the front system, like this...
    (though I'm gonna throw out the wheel soon, make better room for amps)





    Sorry if it's too much pictures. :D

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    I also want to say that I switched the db's of the tweeters (on crossover) to -1.5,
    this works out well for me since I listen to a lot of heavy metal with screaming guitars
    and riffs of intensity. I recommend to use these crossover-settings to satisfy your taste. :)
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    Ok, I'll post some pics of the JL w6 install this weekend. Check it out...


    New ground (for both amps, power cables are 25mm^2 and 50mm^2):





    New placement for my Alpine-amps:




    Gettin' the plate for sub ready (making holes + "cable-list"):





    Cables of the subwoofer (6mm^2):





    And finally, all set with the subwoofer:





    It sounds really great!
    What you guys think?

    :)

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    Looks very good and clean. Hows the new HU shaping up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arun1963 View Post
    Looks very good and clean. Hows the new HU shaping up?
    Thank you very much Arun! I like it clean/classy.
    I'm very satisfied with it, especially how it looks. :)





    ^ Last picture showing of the HU with my lovely SR's :D

    + Subwoofer control is good, so I can adjust the level
    to what kinda music I'm playing and for the back passangers. ;)
    + The buttons are much better. Most spesificly play/pause and search
    + Three RCA outputs, USB and full iPod control (I have yet to buy cable though)
    + A tad better soundquality than my previous Pioneer.

    - In the sound menu, I can only go back by waiting or muting.
    - Can't find out how to use BALANCE on the 9880r. Is it possible?
    - I still miss more EQ-options eventhough the SR's are playing very correctly.

    Overall, I don't regret it, I needed more RCA-outputs.
    I love Alpine, this HU is a great match with my amps. ;)

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    JL Audio makes the best subs and amps IMHO....
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    Room 2:
    ONKYO TX-SR608
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    That looks really very nice! I wish I could hear it, it is similar to my set up.
    I just installed the same Alpine HU in may car and as usual, very pleased with that company.

    How does that W6 sound?! I assume pretty good. I have the SR124 and wouldn't trade it for anything but was always curious to how it sounds in comparison to the W6. Do you (or anyone) have an opinion on this?

    Again, very nice and clean set up... Bravo

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    Quote Originally Posted by chandler9a View Post
    That looks really very nice! I wish I could hear it, it is similar to my set up.
    I just installed the same Alpine HU in may car and as usual, very pleased with that company.

    How does that W6 sound?! I assume pretty good. I have the SR124 and wouldn't trade it for anything but was always curious to how it sounds in comparison to the W6. Do you (or anyone) have an opinion on this?

    Again, very nice and clean set up... Bravo
    W6 sounds nice, but my amp is unstable these days. Got to fix it next week :)
    I could have better amp, and a larger box to the sub but when everything's
    working 100% like it should, this subwoofer sounds really great. JL rocks!
    Ah, SR124 - that's nice! That would be nice to, Polk Audio SR is the best. ;)

    About the SR5250 components: My midwoofers are startin' to "get lower".
    I mean, the midbass is starting to come more and more. Better and better!
    I've used them for around 30 hours only, but I'm already hearing great midbass!
    Have had them going full-range some times now, and they can play low!
    The SR's produce great midbass/bass eventhough they're 5.25 inches wide.
    My buddy earlier today thought I had the subwoofer connected, but I hadn't. :D

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    Nice set up, the SR's are some very nice speakers.

    I've run a JL W6 a couple of different times. It's a very good sub...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996blackmax View Post
    Nice set up, the SR's are some very nice speakers.

    I've run a JL W6 a couple of different times. It's a very good sub...
    Oh yes. It sounds great alone too, right now I don't use the sub
    because of the amp-trouble, but the SR's sounds great all-range!

    But yeah I'm looking forward to connect the JL sub again...
    The SR's is getting better & better, when is it fully broken in?

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    I've heard it takes around 80-100 hours, but I might be fibbing. I've played mine for about that (at least) and they're really opening up and impressing me.

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    Okey, sounds good. So mine isn't fully "developed/in shape" yet? :D

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    By 100 hours at stoutish volume they would be broken in 90%. But you may continue to 'hear new things' for a bit longer. So yeah they will continue to sound better :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by arun1963 View Post
    By 100 hours at stoutish volume they would be broken in 90%. But you may continue to 'hear new things' for a bit longer. So yeah they will continue to sound better :D
    Yeah, I don't know if it is due to the SR104 or the SR5250 finally breaking in, but I'm now seeing the need to deaden the doors. I think it is the speakers, I just never noticed until I got that sub in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arun1963 View Post
    By 100 hours at stoutish volume they would be broken in 90%. But you may continue to 'hear new things' for a bit longer. So yeah they will continue to sound better :D
    Sounds nice. Can't wait! But I'm already noticing much better midbass/bass!

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    Default Time for some update...

    I've done a lot lately, and car audio is totally stuck in my mind all the time. :D
    So here's what's up; got some new amps and a new enclosure designed for my car:





    Gotta get some clothes on this enclosure,
    and it's about 59 litres - the old one was 35. ;)





    ^ Both are Genesis 3 Stereo 100 - 2x 85w rms,
    one for the SR midwoofers and one for the Vifa's. :)
    Also, I got some handmade MDF plates for the SR's,
    with these I get som angle - pointing up from door:





    I'll update again over this weekend showing this finished.
    Thank you all for patience. :) This is all for now...



    Good night! ;)
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    Is that box a little big for that sub? I wouldn't think it would need that much air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    Is that box a little big for that sub? I wouldn't think it would need that much air.
    Nah, it'd be perfect said the guy who made it.
    He's a professional and have done this for years,
    he had experience with this sub and recommended this. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TakeTheTime View Post
    Nah, it'd be perfect said the guy who made it.
    He's a professional and have done this for years,
    he had experience with this sub and recommended this. ;)
    So I'm guessing the box design are in chambers but only one chamber. It seems a bit big, unless its a ported design with the hole out in the back.

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    For a sealed box 59L would be .69 Q. Seems a bit low to me on the Q. You'll have to tell us how it compares to the 39L. I'd probably build it at 40L even to start. Which is real close to what you started with. If i thought it was a tad to boomy at 39L i'd probably try 45L next. If i thought it was way to boomy i'd try 50L. Oh were the measurements before speaker displacement or after? If it was 39L before counting the speaker you'd subtract 2.5L for 36.5L net giving a Q of over .8

    For ported i have no idea. But it doesn't look ported to me.
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