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JL, Kicker, or Earthquake

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Forum Name: Car Audio
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Printed Date: September 26, 2022 at 1:48 PM


Topic: JL, Kicker, or Earthquake

Posted By: Gr4v3_7
Subject: JL, Kicker, or Earthquake
Date Posted: August 25, 2005 at 10:05 PM

Hello, I was with 2 friends today and we were talking about subs, and got into kind of a argument.  My one friend just got two Kicker Solo Baric L7's in his car, when I happened to mention JL audio.  Both of them said that JL's arent any good.  Please type your opinion as to what is better:

1.) JL Audio
2.) Kicker
3.) Earthquake

I am still sticking with JL audio.  By the way, we were talking about JL Audio 12W7's, Kicker Solo Baric 12" L7's, or general 12" earthquakes.  Thanks.




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Posted By: godblessdremil
Date Posted: August 25, 2005 at 10:39 PM
JL is the best in the way of sound quallity but is not worth the money they ask so i gues thats number 1

Kicker is the next best i think

earthquake there are some old ones in the corner of the shop but i haven't actually seen one in like 2 years.

I just use Alphasonik, great prices, and quallity.




Posted By: Bigsingh
Date Posted: August 26, 2005 at 4:58 AM
jl and kicker are really not to be compared if you know what i mean, jl are always aiming to achieve the best in sound quality where music is reproduced at its best whereas all kicker wants to do is blow your ear drums to peices so really you can't compare the two.

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Posted By: Paradigm
Date Posted: August 26, 2005 at 8:45 AM

JL Audio is not overpriced. Some people just can't handle the sticker shock posted_image

If everyone on this forum had an infinite amount of money to buy whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, until the day they died, there would be zero posts about the cost of a JL Audio whatever. Then again, there would be other things you could buy that are more expensive and better than JL Audio with that kind of cash flow, and you wouldn't have anybody complaining about the price of those things, either. McIntosh, anyone? posted_image



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VEHICLE: 2002 GMC Sonoma ZR2
Alpine CDA-7940
AudioControl EQT x2
JL Audio 1000/1
JL Audio 10W6 (originals) x3
Kicker ZR120
Kicker ZR460
Polk GXR-6 x4
Polk GXR-4 x2




Posted By: godblessdremil
Date Posted: August 26, 2005 at 10:57 PM
I would put Alphasonik against JL any day, ESPECALLY on amps.




Posted By: customsuburb
Date Posted: August 26, 2005 at 11:37 PM

godblessdremil wrote:

I would put Alphasonik against JL any day, ESPECALLY on amps.

Ok posted_image

Is it just me or does alphasonik look like rebadged audiobahn stuff. Especially the lower end amps and subs.

I hate to sound like the hugest JL fanboy around, but I dont think Alphasonik amps (and everything else made by them) could hold a candle to JL.





Posted By: skoldspuppy
Date Posted: August 27, 2005 at 9:21 AM

customsuburb wrote:


Is it just me or does alphasonik look like rebadged audiobahn stuff. Especially the lower end amps and subs.

Correct they are, there owned by Audiobahn one of many owned by them

customsuburb wrote:


I hate to sound like the hugest JL fanboy around, but I dont think Alphasonik amps (and everything else made by them) could hold a candle to JL.



Correct again, I only hate JL for there price, but I hate all products that cost me money.. so figure that out
now as with Alpha, there High Current amps are the only line that will actually perform as long as you can get it 16-18 volts..  but the same can be said for Abahns rack mount amps..so take that for what it is, both are being used by competitors on the Termpro db drag circuit

---Skold
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Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:46 AM
JL, Alphasonik, Audiobahn in the same league? Please... If you can't afford the best stuff, don't buy it, But is that a reason to "hate" it?




Posted By: Blowntweeters
Date Posted: August 27, 2005 at 1:35 PM
JL is not the best for SQ or for SPL the W7'S are well rounded subs  i would have to say that there are other things i would buy for SQ and for SPL  IMO

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Posted By: uthinkuknoaudio
Date Posted: August 27, 2005 at 5:18 PM
JL is overpriced. For the money you spend on them, there is always something better out there for that price or cheaper. I'd take my TC9 over a W7 anyday.

Honest Ranking:

well, they all really suck....

JL - overpriced SQ sub
Kicker - just SPL sub
Earthquake - garbage

Try a real subwoofer like JBL, TC Sounds, SoundSplinter, Adire....

They are > than the others....

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"I don't play games. I play Nakamichi and that for real yo" - Probably some japanese kid said this in the early 80's trying to sell stereo out of his trunk lol.




Posted By: godblessdremil
Date Posted: August 27, 2005 at 8:02 PM
Ya have ya used aplhasonik? The amps are supper efficent, i was running one at 1 ohm on the border of its power handling. It didn't heat up at all warm thats it. I touch a JL doing the same thing and i will burn myself. The speakers won awards in the 03 CES and got honorable mentiones in others. Audiobahn on the other hand is crap i agree with ya there we will never carry it ever at this shop even though there sales rep is a pushy bastard. The alphasonik brand has been around since 75. And don't knock shhh till ya use it.




Posted By: chrisAWD
Date Posted: August 27, 2005 at 8:45 PM
it the same with any company, i've seen some low end pathetic jensen level quality laughable alphasonik, and i've seen some REALLy nice stuff from them....can't give a blanket statement to "r they good or not"



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car 1 = alpine 9807, mtx 404+mtx 311d, polk speakers, kappa 10"
car 2 = pioneer 7700, kicker 400x1, kicker 60x4, 10"compvr x2, kappa speakers




Posted By: uthinkuknoaudio
Date Posted: August 28, 2005 at 7:25 AM
I can give you a statement.
Both are garbage.
There you go....

In their former days, alphasonik and jensen were nice audio equipment. Ever since the evil lord audiobahn bought out alphasonik, they are now chromed out crap. I have heard these brands. I'd take an alphasonik over a jensen, but still they are both garbage really...

J B L (say it with me now)

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"I don't play games. I play Nakamichi and that for real yo" - Probably some japanese kid said this in the early 80's trying to sell stereo out of his trunk lol.




Posted By: NicP
Date Posted: August 28, 2005 at 8:29 AM
i thought jbl were in the same league as pioneer? is there high end jbl stuff i dont know about?




Posted By: parrot
Date Posted: September 14, 2005 at 9:42 PM

[QUOTE=godblessdremil]JL is the best in the way of sound quallity but is not worth the money

I'm sorry but that is a perfect example of an oxymoron.  Sound quality does cost money, you get what you pay for. Sound quality must not be worth the extra cash to godblessdremil. Imagine the cash you would spend if you bought kickers, realized they sound like pewp for an SQ setup, then had to upgrade to JL's. If you are into SQ don't even look at earthquakes of kickers. You can find other brands than JL for a good SQ setup, but I haven't heard any I'll take over the JL's.





Posted By: Paradigm
Date Posted: September 15, 2005 at 9:22 AM
parrot wrote:

[QUOTE=godblessdremil]JL is the best in the way of sound quallity but is not worth the money

I'm sorry but that is a perfect example of an oxymoron.  Sound quality does cost money, you get what you pay for. Sound quality must not be worth the extra cash to godblessdremil. Imagine the cash you would spend if you bought kickers, realized they sound like pewp for an SQ setup, then had to upgrade to JL's. If you are into SQ don't even look at earthquakes of kickers. You can find other brands than JL for a good SQ setup, but I haven't heard any I'll take over the JL's.


A disciple! Quick, someone get the communion wafers! posted_image



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VEHICLE: 2002 GMC Sonoma ZR2
Alpine CDA-7940
AudioControl EQT x2
JL Audio 1000/1
JL Audio 10W6 (originals) x3
Kicker ZR120
Kicker ZR460
Polk GXR-6 x4
Polk GXR-4 x2




Posted By: honomichl
Date Posted: November 21, 2005 at 1:14 AM
Paradigm wrote:

[QUOTE=parrot]

[QUOTE=godblessdremil]JL is the best in the way of sound quallity but is not worth the money

Sound quality does cost money, you get what you pay for.  Imagine the cash you would spend if you bought kickers, realized they sound like pewp for an SQ setup, then had to upgrade to JL's. If you are into SQ don't even look at earthquakes of kickers.


Ok first of all People perceive sound different. I have owned Hx2 in a sealed box compared to a my current set up of two kickers in a street bass box and IMO they sound better. And Kicker L7 have Beat JL audio in a SQ comps.



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Posted By: audiobhan101
Date Posted: November 22, 2005 at 11:44 PM
MB quart, RE and Boston Acoustics all have pretty good combo of SPL and SQ.

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Posted By: godblessdremil
Date Posted: November 23, 2005 at 1:52 AM

uthinkuknoaudio wrote:

I can give you a statement.
Both are garbage.
There you go....

In their former days, alphasonik and jensen were nice audio equipment. Ever since the evil lord audiobahn bought out alphasonik, they are now chromed out crap. I have heard these brands. I'd take an alphasonik over a jensen, but still they are both garbage really...

J B L (say it with me now)

There speakers are of avg quallity and there high end ones sound good, but i usually use the company for there amps the dam thing is pretty undestructable.





Posted By: Paradigm
Date Posted: November 23, 2005 at 6:26 PM
Damn this came back from the dead didn't it?

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VEHICLE: 2002 GMC Sonoma ZR2
Alpine CDA-7940
AudioControl EQT x2
JL Audio 1000/1
JL Audio 10W6 (originals) x3
Kicker ZR120
Kicker ZR460
Polk GXR-6 x4
Polk GXR-4 x2




Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: November 25, 2005 at 12:25 PM
Paradigm, where have you been? Yes this came back from the dead, but a certain poster has not. ( hear Bob chuckling )

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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: November 25, 2005 at 2:14 PM

tcss]P wrote:

radigm, where have you been? Yes this came back from the dead, but a certain poster has not. ( hear Bob chuckling )

And somehow I doubt that will happen...



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Posted By: Paradigm
Date Posted: November 28, 2005 at 10:07 AM
I'm still reading the forums every day. Just not much to post on recently posted_image

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VEHICLE: 2002 GMC Sonoma ZR2
Alpine CDA-7940
AudioControl EQT x2
JL Audio 1000/1
JL Audio 10W6 (originals) x3
Kicker ZR120
Kicker ZR460
Polk GXR-6 x4
Polk GXR-4 x2





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