Overview: W6v3

JL Audio 12W6v3 SubwooferW6v3
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. Return to W6v3 subwoofers.


Nominal Diameter

Power RMS

Power RMS


Mounting Depth

Sealed Box

Ported Box


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


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

W6v3 Subwoofer drivers include the following JL Audio technologies and features:

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Dynamic Motor Analysis -
DMA Optimized Motor

Elevated Frame Cooling

Floating Cone Attach Method - FCAM™

Terminal Jumper System

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)

Since BOTH W6v3 voice coils must be connected to the amplifier (in series or parallel) for the speaker to operate properly, each W6v3 features a pair of main input connection push terminals and four voice coil configuration tab terminals. Located behind the main input connectors, these are used to interconnect the dual voice coils in either Series or Parallel configurations.

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Pole-Vent Airflow Control - PVAC

Customizable Trim Ring

Engineered Lead-Wire System

Built in U.S.A. with Global Components

In high-powered subwoofer drivers, thermal management is essential. The bullet-shaped structure inside the pole-vent directs airflow and increases air velocity to effectively reduce voice coil temperature, leading to improved fidelity and reliability. (U.S. Patent #6,535,613)

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)

JL Audio's Miramar, Florida loudspeaker production facility is one of the most advanced in the world.