As an Amazon Associate, this site earns from qualifying purchases. Learn More. Few things spark a debate faster among bassheads than the topic of which car subwoofer brand is best. The debate rages on and on as manufacturers continue to develop and release new car subwoofers with greater performance and improved efficiency. Rockford Fosgate and JL Audio are two of the major players in this game. Rockford Fosgate and JL Audio were both founded in the early seventies. While one basshead will swear by his Rockford Fosgate, another will insist his JL Audio is the better option.
Rockford Fosgate and JL Audio names are both synonymous with high-quality sound, great performance, and built-to-last quality. But, which of the two is better? When comparing Rockford Fosgate Vs. In this post, we pit Rockford Fosgate Vs. JL Audio, comparing a few car subwoofers from each, to see how the two car audio brands stack up. They design and manufacture high-performance audio equipment for automobiles and home use. Rockford Fosgate offers a wide range of car audio components including signal processors, speakers, amplifiers and subwoofers.
Rockford Fosgate is known by all serious bassheads for its relentless hard-hitting bass. Rockford has one of the largest lineups of subwoofers with three different lines. These entry-level woofers are available in the R1 and R2 series and come in both 10 inch and 12 inch models. R1s are the least expensive way to get some low-end notes in your ride. The R2s are a step up from the R1s with their better power-handling and dual voice coil design which allow for great installation flexibility.
They are available in shallow and regular mount. Those looking for some serious bass, Rockford Fosgate has the Punch series. Punch series subwoofers are available in P1 P2 and P3 performance lines. All Rockford Fosgate punch series woofers include trim rings and are compatible with optional Rockford grills. The trim ring provides a distinct look for a nice finished product. If you want to avoid the hassle of building an enclosure for your subwoofer, Rockford Fosgate has got you covered.
They come in 10, 12 and 15 inch sizes. Power Series Subwoofers are made with high quality materials and use cutting-edge technologies for unparalleled power-handling, and deep bass. Jl Audio is another well-renowned brands in the car audio industry. It was founded in by James Birch and Lucio Proni.
JL Audio is an independent, privately-held U. JL Audio has made a name for itself as one of the most renowned brands in the audio industry. They offer everything from audio processors and amplifiers to subwoofers and speakers.Gallery New media New comments Search media.
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What do you all recommend between these ignore the price differences, i just want the best sound in this range. To me so far, Polk sound pretty good I also have db in another car, and have liked those, though the mids seem to be lacking somewhat. JL sound pretty good too, a bit fuller voice that may help me get by without a sub for a while.
Focals sound quite clear, and are the ones recommended by 2 different car audio dealers none of them sell Polks. And what do you recommend for the rears?
Polk vs JL Audio vs Focal?
I can move the stock fronts to the back, or get some new coaxials, perhaps same brand as the fronts, whatever they are? And lastly, what amp do you recommend?Log in or Sign up. Ford Raptor Forums. Help Support Ford Raptor Forum by donating:. May 1, at PM 1. That makes sense to me, but at the same time I want to make sure that they aren't too much.
It's been a long time since I was in high school or even college and I don't want to be mistaken for someone who is! I'm really just hoping to achieve a good quality sound upgrade with nice clean bass.
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I want to prevent that distorted bass sound that overpowers the speakers and music. I want all of the components to compliment each other. So what do you think - will the 12s be too much or would I be better off with the 10s? I would really appreciate hearing from anyone that has experience with these subs or any of these other components.
May 1, at PM 2. I have the 10's. They are really good for what they are slim subs. The 12's are a tad bit more boomy but honestly nothing house wrecking. I have always had good experiences with JL subs had 2 12 JL W6V2's in another car and they never a farty kind of bass. Very musical subs. I think what you are shooting for 10's are more than enough and the 12's don't out put enough over the 10's to justify them IMO.
Now if it was the Either way though you can't go wrong with the 10 or the 12's. May 2, at AM 3. May 30, at AM 4. I'd go with 12s. They just sound better but that is my opinion and everyone likes music differently.
Jun 2, at PM 5. Jun 2, at PM 6. I went with 2x10w1 4ohM for a 2 ohm load to the amp.
I primarily went this route for 2 reasons.Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Need advice on a subwoofer - Focal vs. Location: Baltimore, Maryland. My room has expanded new house to a 12 x 30 and I purchased more full range speaker Focal Be. The system spuds great but there are times I want a little more umph in the bottom end.
This is a strictly 2 channel audio system. I was thinking of adding a high end subwoofer and for various reasons have narrowed it down to either the Focal sw Be or the Rel G1 Gibraltar. I am leaning towards the REL as I like their connection through the amp and it seems to integrate best with the main speakers.
I was curious if anyone had any experiences with either and would care to comment. KLMDec 19, Location: Gilbert Arizona. That is not a negative reflection of Focal subs, which I have not owned but heard many times, but a reflection of how much I like REL. Location: Chicago metro, USA.
In your price range you really should consider the JL Audio fathom f v2. Absolutely spectacular for music or HT. The fathom series can hang with really high end speakers. I do have an older REL subwoofer and like it very much. It worked well in my previous system with my Thiel 1. Now I need something that goes a bit deeper. The G1 could be the right choice. I've also heard good things about the JL Audio. I'm most concerned about integrating it with my main speakers. I'm not looking for artificial or boomy bass but I want that last bit of low bass to add to the already excellent Focal s.
It would mostly be for rock music as well as acoustic jazz. One thing that intrigues me about the JL Audio subwoofer is the calibrating microphone. I am however concerned about time coherence. With the REL it seems pretty easy as I have 7 foot speaker cable to my mains as well as for the subwoofer. All signals are coming from the amp - seems simple and in my experience sounds terrific. Also, if I understand from what I have read above it the JL Audio, I will need an external high pass filter for stereo listening.
Location: Eagle, Idaho.Which is better as far as door speakers.
Need advice on a subwoofer - Focal vs. REL
Like focal speakers thats in the same price range as JL Audio's in door and rear deck speakers. Around there. Which is better. Both great quality. What sounds best to you can only be answered by you. One is not significantly better than the other.
Since this is a place for opinions, let me add that I think both company's products are overpriced. My ears preferred the Focal 6.
Rockford Fosgate Vs JL Audio Car Subwoofers
My ears liked the Focals, but the JL's sounded great too. After several years, the K2's have held up well. For subs, the JL sub sounded better to me, but Focal makes great subs too.
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Get your answers by asking now.It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Free Shipping on All Orders! Contact Account Shopping Cart. Unfortunately none of the pairs are available for listening in one location, so it is difficult to compare them. What do you all recommend between these ignore the price differences, i just want the best sound in this range. To me so far, Polk sound pretty good I also have db in another car, and have liked those, though the mids seem to be lacking somewhat.
JL sound pretty good too, a bit fuller voice that may help me get by without a sub for a while. Focals sound quite clear, and are the ones recommended by 2 different car audio dealers none of them sell Polks. And what do you recommend for the rears? I can move the stock fronts to the back, or get some new coaxials, perhaps same brand as the fronts, whatever they are? And lastly, what amp do you recommend? I am not a very loud listener, but would like to get a clean sound.
Any recommendations here? March edited March Yes I realize they are not authorized. But I found one local car audio shop that can come quite close to those prices, so I will be going with them.
The only issue with that is, they are not Polk dealers. Which is why I was looking to see if JL or Focal are close or one is better than the other. Interestingly, my experience has been the opposite with 2 dealers I spoke to. I went in both places thinking about JL, but both recommended to get Focal, which got me questioning like u were questioning JL! Would still like to hear from someone who has listened to one or more of these or other suggestions in this range!
I have compared my polk momo comps against the focals. I prefered the momos overall. The focal however has a smooth tweeter. The mm's are the newer version of the momos and supposed to be slightly better. The rest of the setup depends on what you want. Bi-amping is great if ure focused on sq and want to tune each speaker independently. If you just want to listen to some music and hear nice sound, then the mm's up front with maybe the mm at the back amped off a good 4-ch amp would do.
Thanks all! I also went to a local store that had JL and Focal, and once I heard them together the differences became quite clear. C5 did sound nice when I had not heard the Focal, esp the mids and some lower freqs making me think I could do without the sub for some time, but once I heard the Focal V1 very clear n bright too I knew I wanted something in between the two.
This Focal was too bright for my taste, and I could imagine fatigue within mins of listening at a good volume. But the best of the pack happened to be the Focal KF. Though even this is slightly brighter than my ideal, it was a very good balance.
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