Overview: W1v3

JL Audio 12W1v3 SubwooferW1v3
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. Return to 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

W1v3 Subwoofer drivers include the following JL Audio technologies and features:

DMA Logo Elevated Frame Logo FCAM Logo VRC Logo

Dynamic Motor Analysis -
DMA Optimized Motor

Elevated Frame Cooling

Floating Cone Attach Method - FCAM™

Vented Reinforcement Collar

JL Audio's proprietary Dynamic Motor Analysis system is a powerful suite of FEA-based modeling systems, first developed by JL Audio in 1997 and refined over the years to scientifically address the issue of speaker motor linearity. This leads to vastly reduced distortion and faithfully reproduced transients... or put simply: tight, clean, articulate bass.

JL Audio's patented Elevated Frame Cooling design delivers cool air through slots directly above the top-plate to the voice coil of the speaker. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression. (U.S. Patent #6,219,431 & #6,229,902)

This assembly technique, conceived by JL Audio, ensures proper surround geometry in the assembled speaker for better excursion control and dynamic voice coil alignment. (U.S. Patent #6,501,844)

JL Audio's patented Vented Reinforcement Collar (VRC®) improves the rigidity and stability of the cone/spider/voice coil junction and directs airflow over the voice coil windings for improved thermal performance. (U.S. Patent #5,734,734)

Insert Molded Sub-Assembly TrimRing Logo Engineered Lead Wire System

Insert Molded Suspension / Coil /
Terminal Sub-Assembly

Customizable Trim Ring

Engineered Lead-Wire System

Spiders, voice coils, terminals and lead wires are preassembled, using a patent-pending process, onto a composite carrier for improved precision and reliability. (U.S. Patent #7,379,558)

This removable ring can be painted to match the installation theme and directly receives JL Audio grille mesh inserts (sold separately). (U.S. Patent #D480,709)

Carefully engineered lead-wire design and attachments ensure controlled, quiet lead-wire behavior under the most extreme excursion demands. (U.S. Patent #7,356,157)