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Old 11-03-05, 01:02 AM   #16
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holy cow.. that's' cool..
hei joe... when the heck did you get an LS???!!!! I remember way back when you had a GS. hehehe.nice seeing you on the board again.
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Old 11-12-05, 03:28 PM   #17
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I bought the 4 ohm subwoofer.

Hey babyGS3 I bought my LS like a month ago.



Update for you,
HID's are in my fog lights..

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2 TV's in the headrests and a playstation 2 or 3 in one of my glove boxes (LOL...I love that I have more than 1)
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Old 12-10-05, 09:15 PM   #18
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hi Is the jl audio speaker a free air speaker that u put in
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Old 12-11-05, 05:31 AM   #19
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No I don't believe JL has a free air sub in 8" size I think this is a sub for a sealed box.
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Old 12-11-05, 08:29 AM   #20
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I also need to change my subwoofer, But they told me I need a free aair in order for it to sound good. Do you think I can up grade it to a 10" JL audio w6 or w7?

Thanks for the help so far.


Where is the amp located on the 2001 LS 430 Ultra? they the info on the new ones ,but I cant seem to find the specs for the old one 2001. No any web sites on the nav set for the 2001 mark lev?

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Old 12-11-05, 10:46 AM   #21
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Neither W6 or W7 will work that great in an infinite baffle setup. Hardly any JL Audio subwoofers nowadays will work in IB.

If you want IB, look at the Image Dynamics IDv3 subwoofer. They are very comparable to the JL Audio W3v2 and they aren't badly priced either. Otherwise, go with a boxed setup.
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Do you think I can Upgrade to 10" Or 12" sub
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Do you think I can Upgrade to 10" Or 12" sub
If you have an Ultra then NO (You've got the rear cabin filter and cooler back there)...if you have a regular LS then probably a 10" with no major construction, but a 10" or 12" will not fit with the original subwoofer surround, that is made for an 8". Which mind you comes cleanly off the old sub for ease of installation for a new sub. I know that my JL sub sounds as good as, if not better than the stock ML sub for a fraction of the cost ($85 and I installed it myself)

When I called the dealer and found out that the sub was $250 I had to find an alternative and not because I don't have the money but because I know when I'm being jerked around.
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Old 12-12-05, 06:04 AM   #24
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thanks alot ,I live in the Bahamas Its really hard to find free air speakers , But every if I want good bass I need free air .
LEt me just confirm Your JL AUDIOS ARENT FREE AIR AND THEY SOUND GREAT WRIGHT ? Thanks again
I just got a 2001LS430 Ultra from afriend with 8,500 miles but the sun has down some damage The sub woofer is dry rot no sound coming out.
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holy cow.. that's' cool..
hei joe... when the heck did you get an LS???!!!! I remember way back when you had a GS. hehehe.nice seeing you on the board again.
Ah the Black GS Big Black Damn that was one hell of a car... Lots of good times and it wasn't even mine It did inspire me to want one of my own and next year seems to be the year... Joe nice work on the speaker, I miss building systems, I can't wait to go up there and see the car....
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Greetings,
I just bought the same subwoofer this weekend and installed it into my 2001 LS Ultra. Honestly, the speaker doesn't sound any better than the stock Mark Levinson model. Yes, the magnet is larger then the stock model, but the "punchy" sound of the speaker is the same. I was hoping for a deeper more solid hitting sound, but I guess the only way to get that is to add another amp, crossover, and larger sub.

If your system has a working 8" sub, don't waste your time and money on a replacement 8" sub.

Anyone want to buy my ML stock sub?
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Can you confirm that there are not other speakers on the rear deck that sit under those two grills?

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Can you confirm that there are not other speakers on the rear deck that sit under those two grills?

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there are no speakers under the two other grills. they are inlets for the rear ac in the ul's.
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Nice work hows the sound now
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