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Trying to find out wat the watts are on a jlw3 12 and a jlw0 12

Is there any body that could tell me what the watts are on the jl w3 and the jl w0 both 12s thanks ................just wondering what kind of box i should run with them.

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The JL 12W0 needs 125 watts RMS. Sealed box it needs 1.5 cubic feet. Ported it needs 2.5 cubic feet.
The JL 12W3 needs 300 watts RMS. Sealed box it needs 1.25 cubic feet. Ported it needs 1.75 cubic feet. I wouldn't suggest running these subs together.

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