Overview: W0v3

JL Audio 12W0v3 SubwooferW0v3
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. Return to W0v3 subwoofers.


Nominal Diameter

Power RMS

Power RMS


Mounting Depth

Sealed Box

Ported Box


10 in /
250 mm

300 W

75-300 W


4.90 in /
124 mm

0.65 cu ft /
18.41 L

1.125 cu ft /
31.86 L


12 in /
 300 mm

300 W

75-300 W


5.40 in /
137 mm

1.375 cu ft /
38.94 L

1.75 cu ft /
49.6 L


15 in /
380 mm

500 W

150-500 W


7.15 in /
182 mm

1.875 cu ft /
53.1 L

2.75 cu ft /
77.88 L

W0v3 Subwoofer drivers include the following JL Audio technologies and features:

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Dynamic Motor Analysis - DMA Optimized Motor

Elevated Frame Cooling

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)