Overview: Subwoofer Drivers By Size

6.5-inch Subwoofers
For those looking for a small-format subwoofer, the 6W3v3 utilizes the same technologies as it larger diameter brethren to pack a wallop in extremely small enclosures. With a whopping 0.35 in. (8.9mm) one-way linear excursion, the 6W3v3 is a true subwoofer, through and through.

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

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8-inch Subwoofers
Engineered to reproduce sub-bass frequencies with shocking extension and detail, JL Audio's 8-inch subwoofers deliver big bass from small spaces. Often referred to as the "best damn 8-inch subwoofer ever made", the 8W7AE is remarkably potent and linear. Give the 8W3v3 a listen and you'll be astonished by its power and accuracy. Use the 8W1v3 in lower powered, tight-space applications.

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

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

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

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10-inch Subwoofers
Like a well-stocked military arsenal, JL Audio's artillery is deep with 10-inch subwoofers. Your weapons for creating astonishingly potent sub-bass output include the reference-grade 10W7AE, the powerfully efficient 10W6v3 and the outstandingly balanced 10W3v3. Look to the 10W1v3, 10W0v3 or 10WXv2 for your moderate to lower power campaigns. For your covert operations, requiring shallow mounting depths with outstanding excursion capabilities, you can depend on the 10TW3 or 10TW1 to get the mission accomplished.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

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

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

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

4

0.625 cu ft /
17.7 L

1.125 cu ft /
31.9 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

4

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

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

10TW3-D4
(Thin-Line)

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
(Thin-Line)

Dual 8

0.575 cu ft /
16.3 L

0.75 cu ft /
21.2 L

10TW1-2
(Thin-Line)

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
(Thin-Line)

4

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12-inch Subwoofers
Building a high-octane sub-bass performance machine requires intruments of power and precision. JL Audio's tool chest is jam-packed with potent 12-inch subwoofers ready to get the job done. Tools of craftsmanship include the world-class 12W7AE, the incredibly accurate 12W6v3 and 12W3v3 powerhouse. Reach for the 12W1v3, 12W0v3 or 12WXv2 for your moderate to lower horsepower hop-ups. For your stealth builds, requiring shallow mounting depths and excursion capabilities, look to the 12TW3 or 12TW1 to propel you across the finish line.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

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

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

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

4

1.125 cu ft /
31.8 L

1.75 cu ft /
49.6 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

4

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

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

12TW3-D4
(Thin-Line)

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
(Thin-Line)

Dual 8

1.00 cu ft /
28.3 L

1.30 cu ft /
36.8 L

12TW1-2
(Thin-Line)

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
(Thin-Line)

12 in /
 300 mm

300 W

75-300 W

4

4.62 in /
117 mm

0.65 cu ft /
18.41 L

1.125 cu ft /
31.86 L

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13.5-inch Subwoofers
Just like an artist using a brush and canvas to create a masterpiece, JL Audio's 13.5-inch subwoofers are instruments of precision to craft your sub-bass work of art. With a staggering excursion envelope and a piston diameter 28% larger than its 12-inch version, the limitless 13W7AE is the ultimate subwoofer driver with no equal. Look to the powerful and efficient 13W3v3 for medium power applications. Employing our patented thin-line woofer technology, the 13TW5v2 is designed to fit into tight spaces while delivering jaw dropping excursion and linearity.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

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

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

4

1.50 cu ft /
42.5 L

2.25 cu ft /
63.7 L

13TW5v2-2
(Thin-Line)

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
(Thin-Line)

4

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15-inch Subwoofers
Built like no other woofer in it price class, the 15W0v3 incorporates a beefy 2.5 in. diameter voice coil with proprietary JL Audio technologies for excellent excursion and overall performance. For situations where bigger is better, the 15W0v3 is the top choice for those seeking high performance from an affordable subwoofer system.

Model

Nominal Diameter

Continuous
Power RMS

Recommended
Power RMS

Impedance
Ω

Mounting Depth

Sealed Box
Volume

Ported Box
Volume

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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