CES 2012: JL Audio W1v3 Subwoofer Drivers

01/09/2012

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Miramar, FL JL Audio's W1v2 subwoofers offered a great combination of quality, small-enclosure prowess and shallow mounting depth that firmly established them as the best-selling subwoofer driver in the USA.

For 2012, JL Audio introduces the v3 generation of the venerable W1's, incorporating a number of significant advances, starting with the motor systems. Beefy six and eight-layer voice coils now work within a 25% larger motor structure than the v2's, while only increasing mounting depth by 1/10th of an inch (2.5 mm). The big payoff is a whopping 20% increase in linear excursion capability over the v2's, without changing the essential small-box excellence of the core design.

As with JL Audio's flagship drivers, these motor enhancements were guided by JL Audio's proprietary DMA modeling system to deliver superior dynamic stability and low distortion within the W1v3's intended power envelope.

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A beautiful, new injection-molded cone body with a classic JL Audio logo steps up the cosmetics on the front of the driver, while a new black basket finish and field plates with machined surfaces dress up the rear in a major way.

The best-selling woofers in the USA just got a whole lot better.

Key Improvements over W1v2's:

  • Larger, more powerful motor systems – 12W1v3: 25% larger – 10W1v3: 27% larger
  • 20% more linear excursion capability!

Overview:

  • Very small sealed enclosure volume requirements
  • Shallow mounting depth
  • No pole vent: permits mounting close to rear wall of enclosure.
  • Long linear excursion capability
  • Patented "VRC" vented reinforcement collar
  • Patented "floating cone attach method" technology
  • DMA-optimized motor designs
  • Stamped steel frame
  • Injection molded, mineral-filled polypropylene cone with rubber surround

 

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10W1v3

Nominal Diameter: 10 in (250 mm)
Recommended Power Range:
75 - 300 W
Xmax:
0.45 in (11.4 mm) one-way, linear
Impedance:
Single 2 ohm or Single 4 ohm
Rec. Sealed Enclosure:
0.625 cu.ft. (17.7 l)
Mounting Depth:
4.5 in (114.3 mm)
Availability: 
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Suggested Retail Price USD:
$199.95/each

12W1v3

Nominal Diameter: 12 in (300 mm)
Recommended Power Range:
75 - 300 W
Xmax:
0.45 in (11.4 mm) one-way, linear
Impedance:
Single 2 ohm or Single 4 ohm
Rec. Sealed Enclosure:
1.25 cu.ft. (35.4 l)
Mounting Depth:
5.29 in (134.4 mm)
Availability: 
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Suggested Retail Price USD:
$229.95/each

 

Download the complete New Products for 2012 Brochure (.PDF ~ 3.5MB)

Media Contact: (Members of the Press Only)
Lucette Nicoll
Nicoll Public Relations, Inc.
781-762-9300 / lucette@nicollpr.com

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