yep........here i am and i turned the alpine button on!
for rap and hip hop i'd go with the alpine (basically as a good overall sub) over the JL for excursion reasons. the bigger 1" Santoprene Rubber surround on the alpine obviously hits the low frequencies better (24 - 1k Hz ). xmax = 13.87mm
the JL 12w3-D4 Xmax is (one-way, linear): 11.8mm.
I don't know, JL does make some pretty nice subs. I just always looked for rubber surrounds, a little higher power handling, and a sub that plays pretty low for my mostly rap and hiphop collection.
I'd say the Alpine 12 first, with the JL in a close second. MA didn't even finish the race!
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