Overview: Subwoofer Drivers

JL Audio W7AE SubwoofersW7AE
The reference for high-performance automotive sub-bass.

With eight U.S. Patents issued, the flagship W7 subwoofers represent the ultimate in high-performance sub-bass reproduction through passionate research without compromise. Precisely engineered to deliver extreme output, accurate dynamics and sublime sound quality, W7 drivers faithfully reproduce every bass detail with unparalleled linearity and accuracy...all at the same time. With amazing excursion capability, accuracy and power, W7 subwoofers are for those seeking limitless dynamics, exceptional balance and world-class sound quality. Available in 8, 10, 12, and 13.5-inch sizes, each W7 subwoofer is a complete original design and optimized to operate in sealed and ported enclosures. All W7's are built to exacting quality standards in our Miramar, Florida factory. W7AE (Anniversary Edition) subwoofers celebrate the 10th Anniversary launch of the W7 subwoofers with special "Anniversary Edition" (AE) trim and badging. Learn more about W7AE subwoofers.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

8W7AE-3

8 in /
200 mm

500 W

200-500 W

3

6.83 in /
173 mm

0.875 cu ft /
24.8 L

1.00 cu ft /
28.3 L

10W7AE-3

10 in /
250 mm

750 W

300-750 W

3

8.00 in /
203 mm

1.25 cu ft /
35.4 L

1.50 cu ft /
42.5 L

12W7AE-3

12 in /
300 mm

1000 W

400-1000 W

3

9.50 in /
241 mm

1.375 cu ft /
38.94 L

1.75 cu ft /
49.6 L

13W7AE-3

13.5 in /
345 mm

1500 W

500-1500 W

Dual 1.5

10.50 in /
267 mm

1.875 cu ft /
53.1 L

2.375 cu ft /
67.3 L

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JL Audio W6v3 SubwoofersW6v3
The sound quality reference in very compact enclosures.

The W6 subwoofers embody the optimal combination of design aspects required to reproduce exceptional in-car bass from very compact enclosures. The W6v3's are the third generation of the W6 pedigree, representing a giant leap forward in our quest for small box bass perfection. Built alongside the flagship W7's in our Miramar, Florida factory, the W6v3 subwoofers incorporate many of the W7's groundbreaking technologies to keep distortion well below audibility throughout the driver's dynamic range. All W6v3's feature a patented cooling structure for improved power handling and fidelity, rubber surround for enhanced durability and a large-diameter, progressive roll spider to provide linear compliance over the woofer's excursion range. Available in 10 and 12-inch sizes with dual 4 ohm voice coils for wiring versatility, W6v3's are optimized to operate in sealed and ported enclosures. Learn more about W6v3 subwoofers.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

10W6v3-D4

10 in /
250 mm

600 W

200-600 W

Dual 4

6.89 in /
175 mm

0.55 cu ft /
15.57 L

0.75 cu ft /
21.2 L

12W6v3-D4

12 in /
300 mm

600 W

200-600 W

Dual 4

7.52 /
191 mm

1.00 cu ft /
28.3 L

1.30 cu ft /
36.8 L

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JL Audio W3v3 SubwoofersW3v3
Phenomenal performance at medium power levels, without requiring a large enclosure.

The latest generation of W3's benefit from a suite of advanced technologies developed for our flagship W7 subwoofers. Employing exclusive JL Audio technologies to enhance performance and reliability, W3v3 subwoofers deliver an outstanding balance in power handling, enclosure requirements and long linear excursion capability in medium power applications. W3v3 subwoofers are optimized to operate in sealed and ported enclosures, resulting in powerful output and world-class sound quality. Available in five sizes, ranging from 6.5-inch to 13.5-inch sizes, all W3v3's are built to exacting quality standards in our Miramar, Florida factory. Learn more about W3v3 subwoofers.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

6W3v3-4

6.5 in /
165 mm

150 W

50-150 W

4

4.25 in /
108 mm

0.15 cu ft /
4.2 L

0.25 cu ft /
7.1 L

8W3v3-4

8 in /
200 mm

250 W

75-250 W

4

4.63 in /
118 mm

0.30 cu ft /
8.5 L

0.35 cu ft /
9.9 L

10W3v3-2

10 in /
250 mm

500 W

150-500 W

2

5.93 in /
151 mm

0.625 cu ft /
17.7 L

1.25 cu ft /
35.4 L

10W3v3-4

10 in /
250 mm

500 W

150-500 W

4

5.93 in /
151 mm

0.625 cu ft /
17.7 L

1.125 cu ft /
31.9 L

12W3v3-2

12 in /
300 mm

500 W

150-500 W

2

6.65 in /
169 mm

1.25 cu ft /
35.4 L

1.75 cu ft /
49.6 L

12W3v3-4

12 in /
300 mm

500 W

150-500 W

4

6.65 in /
169 mm

1.125 cu ft /
31.8 L

1.75 cu ft /
49.6 L

13W3v3-2

13.5 in /
345 mm

600 W

150-600 W

2

7.63 in /
194 mm

1.75 cu ft /
49.6 L

2.50 cu ft /
70.8 L

13W3v3-4

13.5 in /
345 mm

600 W

150-600 W

4

7.63 in /
194 mm

1.50 cu ft /
42.5 L

2.25 cu ft /
63.7 L

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JL Audio W1v3 SubwoofersW1v3
The shallow-depth woofer solution for lower power applications.

The latest generation of W1's deliver excellent output, sound quality and reliability for moderate depth and lower power applications. Incorporating many features from our premium subwoofers such as Elevated-Frame Cooling, our patented VRCTM and Floating Cone Attach MethodTM technologies, W1v3's deliver superior dynamic stability and low distortion within their intended power envelope. Engineered to produce sub-bass with shocking extension and quality, W1v3's are optimized to operate in both sealed and ported enclosures with excellent excursion capability and linearity. W1v3's are available in 8, 10 and 12-inch sizes. Learn more about W1v3 subwoofers.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

8W1v3-4

8 in /
200 mm

150 W

50-150 W

4

3.86 in /
98 mm

0.35 cu ft /
9.9 L

0.50 cu ft /
14.2 L

10W1v3-2

10 in /
250 mm

300 W

75-300 W

2

4.60 in /
117 mm

0.55 cu ft /
15.57 L

0.90 cu ft /
25.5 L

10W1v3-4

10 in /
250 mm

300 W

75-300 W

4

4.60 in /
117 mm

0.55 cu ft /
15.57 L

0.90 cu ft /
25.5 L

12W1v3-2

12 in /
 300 mm

300 W

75-300 W

2

5.41 in /
137 mm

1.10 cu ft /
31.5 L

1.60 cu ft /
45.3 L

12W1v3-4

12 in /
 300 mm

300 W

75-300 W

4

5.41 in /
137 mm

1.10 cu ft /
31.5 L

1.60 cu ft /
45.3 L

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JL Audio W0v3 SubwoofersW0v3
Best-in-class performance and affordability.

A rugged performer with best-in-class excursion capability, W0 subwoofers are designed with proprietary DMA-optimized motor systems for increased output and better sound quality. Incorporating beefy voice coils and our patented Elevated-Frame Cooling for enhanced power handling and reliability make the W0v3 drivers the "go to" choice for those seeking high performance from an affordable subwoofer system. Engineered to perform like no other woofers in their price class, W0v3 subwoofers are optimized to operate in sealed and ported enclosures and are available in 10, 12 and 15-inch sizes. Learn more about W0v3 subwoofers.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

10W0v3-4

10 in /
250 mm

300 W

75-300 W

4

4.90 in /
124 mm

0.65 cu ft /
18.41 L

1.125 cu ft /
31.86 L

12W0v3-4

12 in /
 300 mm

300 W

75-300 W

4

5.40 in /
137 mm

1.375 cu ft /
38.94 L

1.75 cu ft /
49.6 L

15W0v3-4

15 in /
380 mm

500 W

150-500 W

4

7.15 in /
182 mm

1.875 cu ft /
53.1 L

2.75 cu ft /
77.88 L

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JL Audio WXv2 SubwoofersWXv2
Real value can only exist if real performance is delivered.

Built from the same DNA as the rest of the JL Audio subwoofer lineup, WXv2 subwoofers are centered on a long excursion, DMA-optimized motor system, supported by our patented Elevated Frame Cooling and a highly linear suspension. The final result is lots of low-distortion and high quality bass with all types of music. As JL Audio's least expensive subwoofer drivers, WXv2 subwoofers are ideally suited for lower power applications and offer a powerful combination of performance, value and installation attributes. Available in 10 and 12-inch sizes, Wxv2's are optimized to operate in both sealed and ported enclosures. Learn more about Wxv2 subwoofers.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

10WXv2-4

10 in /
250 mm

200 W

75-200 W

4

4.80 in /
122 mm

0.625 cu ft /
17.7 L

1.00 cu ft /
28.32 L

12WXv2-4

12 in /
 300 mm

200 W

75-200 W

4

5.30 in /
135 mm

1.375 cu ft /
38.94 L

1.75 cu ft /
49.6 L

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JL Audio TW5v2 SubwoofersTW5v2 (Thin-Line)
Groundbreaking large woofer performance with only 2.6 inches of mounting depth.

Committed to engineering innovation, the latest generation TW5 improves with 13% greater linear excursion capability and an improved chassis and motor assembly. Our patented thin-line "concentric tube" structure compresses the driver's architecture and supports the oversized voice coil and suspension attachments. This places the large motor structure much further forward than with conventional designs, while maintaining excellent linear excursion capability and mechanical stability. TW5v2's are available in a 13.5-inch size with single 2-ohm and single 4-ohm versions to fit a wide range of applications. Optimized for sealed enclosures that are smaller than most 12-inch woofers, the 13TW5v2 delivers deep, powerful and accurate bass for the most challenging applications. Delivering groundbreaking large woofer performance with only 2.6 inches of mounting depth, all TW5v2's are built to exacting standards in our Miramar, Florida factory. Learn more about TW5v2 subwoofers.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

13TW5v2-2

13.5 in /
345 mm

600 W

250-600 W

2

2.625 in /
67 mm

0.80 cu ft /
22.66 L

N/A

13TW5v2-4

13.5 in /
345 mm

600 W

250-600 W

4

2.625 in /
67 mm

0.80 cu ft /
22.66 L

N/A

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JL Audio TW3 SubwoofersTW3 (Thin-Line)
World-class performance and refined sound quality for challenging applications.

Sharing core technologies with its TW5 big brother, TW3 subwoofers deliver a powerful combination of shallow mounting depth and excursion capability. In fact, they are capable of greater excursion than the W3v3's. Utilizing our Tab-Ear mounting design that maximizes their cone area within their mounting footprints makes the TW3's ideal for challenging installations requiring excellent output and fidelity. TW3's are optimized to operate in very compact sealed enclosures to deliver deep, powerful and accurate bass. Available in 10 and 12-inch sizes with dual 4-ohm and dual 8-ohm voice coils for wiring versatility, all TW3's are built in our Miramar, Florida factory. Learn more about TW3 subwoofers.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

10TW3-D4

10 in /
250 mm

400 W

200-400 W

Dual 4

3.25 in /
83 mm

0.50 cu ft /
14.16 L

0.60 cu ft /
17 L

10TW3-D8

Dual 8

0.575 cu ft /
16.3 L

0.75 cu ft /
21.2 L

12TW3-D4

12 in /
 300 mm

400 W

200-400 W

Dual 4

3.50 in /
89 mm

0.80 cu ft /
22.7 L

0.95 cu ft /
26.9 L

12TW3-D8

Dual 8

1.00 cu ft /
28.3 L

1.30 cu ft /
36.8 L

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JL Audio TW1 SubwoofersTW1 (Thin-Line)
Exceptional performance for tight-space, moderate power applications.

Delivering a powerful combination of shallow mounting depth, minimal frontal clearance and insanely small enclosure requirements, TW1 subwoofers are an outstanding choice for tight-space, moderate power applications. A special cast alloy frame design and our patented "concentric tube" structure compresses the driver's architecture to create a powerful and compact, low profile subwoofer design. TW1 subwoofers are available in 10 and 12-inch sizes with single 2-ohm and single 4-ohm versions to fit a wide range of applications. All TW1's are built to exacting standards in our Miramar, Florida factory to deliver truly exceptional bass quality and impact. Learn more about TW1 subwoofers.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

10TW1-2

10 in /
250 mm

300 W

75-300 W

2

4.36 in /
111 mm

0.35 cu ft /
9.91 L

0.625 cu ft /
17.7 L

10TW1-4

4

12TW1-2

12 in /
 300 mm

300 W

75-300 W

2

4.62 in /
117 mm

0.65 cu ft /
18.41 L

1.125 cu ft /
31.86 L

12TW1-4

4

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