JVC's Arsenal CS-AW6240 12" subwoofer sports a mean battleaxe logo, letting your competition know that you're serious about your bass. Dual-cap construction combines a metal-coated olefin diaphragm with a pulp cone that's been reinforced with Aramid fibers. A butyl rubber surround maintains tight control over cone excursion. This low-end warrior works in sealed and ported boxes, and handles up to 350 watts RMS for bass that has your back anytime.

Built to last
Want your bass investment to last a while? This sub features a tough aluminum basket and a 53.7-ounce strontium magnet for extreme durability. A resin magnet cover shields the sub's inner workings from damaging heat, so it can work louder and longer, even under high-current loads. And JVC backs their Arsenal subs with a two-year warranty.

Installation flexibility
The CS-AW6240 also gives you options. It features dual 4-ohm voice coils with nickel-plated screw terminals for convenient installation and flexibility in wiring your system. The rubber trim ring lets you finish your installation with a clean, professional look.

Note: If you are wiring this DVC sub for lower impedance, make sure that your amp is compatible. Most 2-channel car amplifiers are stable down to 2 ohms in standard mode, or 4 ohms in bridged operation. Most mono amps are stable down to 2 ohms.

Priced per speaker

Product Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • metal-coated olefin diaphragm and pulp cone reinforced with Aramid fibers
  • butyl rubber surround
  • die-cast aluminum basket
  • rubber gasket trim ring
  • power range: 100-350 watts RMS (175 watts RMS per coil)
  • peak power handling: 1,000 watts
  • frequency response: 25-2,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-5/8"
  • sealed box volume: 1.149 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.573 cubic feet
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 12" DVC 4-ohm woofer
  • 8 Mounting screws
  • Instructions (Eng/Spa/Fre)
  • USA Warranty Sheet
  • Canada Warranty Sheet
  • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Overview: The JVC Arsenal CS-AW6240 is a 12" dual voice coil 4-ohm subwoofer which supports up to 350 Watts RMS power handling and 1,000 watts maximum power handling with a frequency response of 25 to 2,000 Hz.

Olefin + Aramid Pulp Woofer Cone: The JVC Arsenal CS-AW6240 features a Metal Sputtering Olefin Diaphragm, plus Aramid Pulp cone. This woofer design provides increased efficiency and durability.

Butyl Rubber Surround: The JVC CS-AW6240 features a Butyl Rubber surround for added durability and controlled response.

Dual 4-ohm Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 4-ohm voice coils that offer flexibility in wiring. When the voice coils are wired in parallel with each other, the woofer presents a 2-ohm mono load. When the voice coils are wired in series with each other, the woofer presents an 8-ohm mono load. In addition, each coil may be connected to a different amplifier channel and each channel will see a 4-ohm load.

Dual Speaker Terminals: The 12" JVC woofer is equipped with two pair of nickel plated, binding post speaker terminals which can support up to 12 AWG speaker wire. The speaker terminals feature woven tinsel leads wired through the voice coil of the woofer.

Aluminum Voice Coil Former: The JVC Arsenal 12" woofer features an aluminum voice coil former with a long stroke conex spider.

Aluminum Cast Basket: The JVC Arsenal 12" woofer features a strong cast aluminum basket for added rigidity.

53.7 oz Strontium Magnet: The JVC Arsenal CS-AW6240 features a 53.7 oz strontium magnet with an air vent cooling hole to keep the woofer running cool. The magnet features a ultra heat resistant resin magnet cover.

Rubber Gasket: The CS-AW6240 features a removable rubber gasket trim-ring to help conceal the woofer's mounting holes and provide a professional looking installation.

Enclosure Compatibility

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: JVC recommends mounting this woofer in a sealed enclosure made out of 3/4" MDF with an internal volume of 1.149 cu/ft.

Recommended Ported Box Volume: JVC recommends a ported enclosure made out of 3/4" MDF with an internal volume of 1.573 cu/ft using a 3.9375" diameter x 11.8125" long port.

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These subs hit hard clean bass!!!

Written By Jayson, PR on Thursday, August 04, 2011

Have 2 of these on my SUV with their Warren G series amp and couldnt be more happy with the sound of the bass even at the lowest frequencies, very clean. JVC is doing fine quality car products especially with their arsenal series. Puts any other brand to shake.

Nice clean bass

Written By Greg, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

First off to Collin, if you throw 1000 watts to the sub it will be way to much. It's 350 watt rms. The peak is 1000 watts and you should never go by peak wattage on anything. The 450watts you are throwing at it is enough as it's OK to overpower a GOOD sub by 100 watts.

Now this sub is very clean sounding and hits hard in a ported box in the back of my girlfriend's camry. I can't wait to get the newer JVC Arsenal and amp package from Crutchfield for my ride.

jvc arsenal

Written By Collin, La Crosse on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

i bough one of these, i have it in my mitsubishi eclipse trunk, im running only a 450 watt alpine amp to it and it bumps HARD!!! i couldnt amagine what it would sound like if i throw all 1000 watts to that sub

better then you think

Written By boom boom, Wahiawa, HI on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ive never seen a bad review in regards to these subs...Not only do owners rave about them but well respected audio magazines and websites sing praises regarding the versatility and the ability of these subs. I have 4 running in my SUV with a JVC arsenal deck and can only say that they simple crush Alpine, Rockford and any other "name brand" that most people bring up when it comes to sound...Ive had ppl scawf at the idea that my system can out play theirs because they had the above noted brands in their vehicles only to see sad faces when they realize they payed for garbage :D

Serious Bass

Written By buckeyeblood02, Grand rapids, MI on Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I have 2 of these banging hard in my trunk, wired up to my pioneer amp. Arsenals are serious, up there with Pioneer and Alpine. Theyre a high-midrange sub. Very loud! and great RMS.

Definitley does its job of beating up the neighborhood

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