Originally Posted by Azalin_00
I would have to respectfully disagree, JL is so over priced for what it does. I doubt you've heard all the brands out there cause brands like Rainbow, ID ext, Zed Audio, etc, are all brands that in my opinion surpass JL and for a reasonable price. JL makes really good amps, but like I said before even their subs are wayyyy to over priced. I've heard the W7 13.5 and the W6 12s and for the price I was highly disappointed so I doubt it's louder than 2 or 3 12s.
I would have to respectfully say that your not disagreeing their quality, you are disagreeing their price. I'm positive you've never heard every brand out there because their are many that pop up and shut down. It depends on what you want - yes their are louder subs for cheaper- not many can hit the deep lows of the 13.5W7 and maintain the quality and reliability.
I have heard many brands and owned many brands. Not sure if rainbow audio is cheap these days, but I had their components a few years back in my car and that was a really quality set and also rather expensive.
So if you are arguing they are expensive - yes. If you are arguing their quality is inferior to MANY other brands - no.
Every installer I've ever talked to can recommend this brand or that brand that I've never heard of that will outperform JL. While it is possible that this no name company can for 1/4 of the price, JL is proven and I'll pay the extra money for the peace of mind that I won't be ripping my car/jeep apart 3, 4, and 5 times to replace stuff and that it can handle the beating I put my audio equipment through.
Like I said, some are louder. Hell, I could go to the swap shop and buy 20 12" subs and amps for the price of 1 13W7. It would probably crack the windshield and flex the roof a good 3". But their pieces of garbage, NOT made in the US, and will break after a few weeks. Same goes with Penn fishing reels. I'll pay the extra $40 for a reel knowing it was manufactured here in the US.