Originally Posted by scanido
Thanks for your input. I’m running 802d3 which I believe are 8” woofers so the f112 will probably blend better musically but I also know that the larger driver of the f113 sounds great already.
Just not convinced yet if moving to f112 v2 are worth it over the f113 v1, especially since I will be coming from the larger subs. Another option I am thinking about is getting dual F112 v2 and running them as stereo subs, and keeping one F113 as dedicated LFE. This option would be the best overall. Hmmm decisions decisions....
From everything I've read, mixing different types of subs can be done but hard to calibrate into a system. I know (because I keep reading) that having two subs don't make the bass louder, it just helps distribute the bass so it's more even in a larger listening area. Still I don't know if that's really true or not (as far as the louder part) since I have also read that having two subs working together don't have to work as hard (in other words they can be more efficient together) to provide more headroom if necessary. I know I'm contradicting myself by saying that, but maybe someone else could ring in who knows more about using two or more subs at the same time.
I agree, since you have a smaller main speaker sub, I think the f112v2 will blend better with your current main speakers. The f112v2 has just slightly less wattage than the f113v1, but if you're using the f113v1 in addition to the stereo f112v2 that will certainly help with those LFE signals coming from movies.
At this point I think I've reached my technical know how of what to suggest. Like I suggested to the other poster, I would call JL Audio (954-443-1111) and ask them for some advise on what they suggest would work well for your system. I'd like to know the answer myself of what they think about using the f113v1 in addition with two f112v2 subs.
I'm almost certain they will probably suggest hooking up your "stereo" subs as mono. From everything I've read and have heard, it's easier to set up and most everything bass related is all mixed to mono anyway. The direction of where bass is coming from such as a kick drum gets it que from higher frequencies such as from your main speakers.
The f113v1 has 2,500 Watts, f113v2 has 3000 Watts and the f112v2 has 1.8 kW which I think means 1800 Watts. Since you have the v1 of the f113 sub, the wattage difference between what you already have and the f112v2 is probably not all that significant anyway. I think the biggest difference is your f113v1 is capable of delivering slightly lower bass response with slightly more headroom and the f112v2 is capable of being slightly more musical...but you'd probably have to have them side by side to be able to really hear the difference.