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JL Audio 10W6v2-D4

W6v2 Series 10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils

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by Dominic Devito
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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.

Bass that means business

W6v2 W-Cone JL Audio W6v2 subwoofers deliver knockout low end with audiophile-quality sound. The patented polypropylene W-Cone™ design promotes strength without adding bulk which can slow woofer response. JL Audio conducted extensive research to ensure that the W6v2 sub's motor structure operates efficiently and precisely, delivering powerful, reliable bass. Exclusive cone-bonding assemblies, advanced cooling systems, and a highly stable spider attachment enhance reliability and promote long performance life.


Precision-crafted low end

W6v2 terminal The sub's solid cast-alloy basket allows your W6v2 sub to handle big-time power without any distortion-causing flexing. A sophisticated suspension system promotes linear cone movement for greater accuracy. The simple terminal jumper wiring system allows you to set the subwoofer's impedance to draw maximum power from your amplifier, or to design a multi-sub setup.


Get the sound and look you want

The 10W6v2-D4 subwoofer sports a 10" cone, polyester foam surround, and dual 4-ohm voice coils. The elegant JL Audio medallion on the front shows the competition you mean business. Go for a special look with the removable black trim ring, which can be painted to match your installation theme. The 10W6v2-D4 works best in a compact enclosure, so you can get great bass in some tight places.

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Highlights:

  • 10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • polypropylene W-Cone with polyester foam surround
  • solid cast-alloy basket
  • power range: 150-600 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 1200 watts
  • frequency response: 23-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 83.7 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-15/16"
  • sealed box volume: 0.625 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 0.75 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
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Features and Specs
Size
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10 -inch
Impedance
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4 ohms
Cone Material
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Mineral-filled Poly
Surround Material
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Foam
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)
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0.625
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)
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0.75
Port diameter (inches)
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N/A
Port length (inches)
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N/A
Free-Air
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No
Dual Voice Coil
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Yes
Sensitivity
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83.7 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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23 - 250 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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150-600
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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1200
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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6 15/16
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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9
Vas (liters)
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33.4
Fs (Hz)
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28.5
Qts
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0.469
Xmax (millimeters)
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15.2
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • 10" Dual voice coil subwoofer
  • Black plastic trim ring
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warning card

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Features
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Features

W-Cone: The JL Audio W6v2 subwoofer utilizes a W-Cone design, a unit-body cone assembly, that delivers astonishing cone stiffness with minimal mass. The shape also provides incredible torsional rigidity, which is critical to maintaining voice coil alignment at the suspension limits. In order to gain maximum stiffness, two lightweight mineral-filled polypropylene skins are bonded together at the perimeter and the center of the assembly. The lower skin's cross-section is shaped like a "W", and provides incredible rigidity when bonded to the dished upper skin.

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W6v2 motors remain linear in motor force over a very long range of excursion, and also maintain a highly stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. The result is vastly reduced distortion, faithfully reproduced transients, and tight, clean, articulate bass.

Floating Cone Attachment Method (FCAM): JL Audio's patented FCAM technology is an innovative method of bonding the surround/cone assembly to the voice coil/spider assembly. This assembly technique ensures proper surround geometry in the assembled speaker for better excursion control and dynamic voice coil alignment.

Engineered Lead-Wire System: The co-extruded lead wires work in conjunction with critically-engineered entry and exit support structures to achieve flawless high-excursion operation. The flying lead design does not compromise spider linearity or radial stability the way "woven in" lead wire designs do.

Progressive-Roll Spider: The large, progressive-roll spider provides precise control and motor/voice coil alignment without limiting excursion prematurely.

Ventilation: The woofer's large, diffused pole-vent works in conjunction with specifically engineered molded "NeckVents" in the lower cone body to remove hot air from the voice coil gap. This pole vent is located around the JL Audio badge at the rear of the speaker. The elevated frame design of the W6v2 delivers high-velocity air flow 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.

Note: A minimum distance of 3/4" is required between the back of the speaker and any wall of the enclosure to allow proper operation of the pole vent.

Terminal Jumper System: The W6v2 features dual voice coils with a single set of spring-loaded push terminals and the Terminal Jumper System. The Terminal Jumper System consists of four voice coil configuration tab terminals, located behind the push terminals, that are used to interconnect the dual voice coils in one of two ways--series or parallel. The system comes from the factory with two jumpers configured in a parallel fashion, resulting in a 2-ohm load presented at the speaker terminals. To switch to a series connection, you should use one jumper connected from "VC1-" to "VC2+". The series connection presents an 8-ohm load to the speaker terminals.

Note: Both voice coils must be connected to the amplifier in order for the speaker to perform properly.

Customizable Trim Ring: The woofer comes with a removable ring made of black ABS plastic which can be painted to match the installation theme and create a personalized look. You can purchase optional grille mesh inserts which are specifically designed to fit into the inner diameter of the trim ring.

Enclosure Compatibility

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box size recommended by JL Audio is 0.625 cu/ft. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 14.5" W x 12" H x 10.25" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension.)

Recommended Ported Box Volume: The ported box size recommended by JL Audio is 0.75 cu/ft. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 22" W x 12" H x 10.75" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension.) A slot port is recommended with the following dimensions:

  • Slot Width=1.25"
  • Slot Height=10.5"
  • Slot Length=30" (a right angled port with a 17.25" extension)
 
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5 out of 5

Amazing for a single 10

Written By Shadoez, Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, February 20, 2014
 
Simply amazing what 1 10 inch sub can do. This was installed in a Scion FR-S in a JL Prowedge box. The box was made specifically for the sub by JL and I love the space saving it provides. There isn't much space to begin with and was a little skeptical at first due to how small the box was and the quality of the bass. Needless to say, the worries are gone and now I need to find out where certain rattles are coming from due to how strong the sub hits. Being powered by an Alpine MRX-M55 and birth sheet was rated at 619 watt RMS. They pair great together. It's not an SPL sub, but it puts out pretty well. SQ is amazing! Luckily I got a great deal on this, but its worth the price retail.
Pros:
Great sound quality
Cons:
Louder than I expected, but that's not really a con.
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5 out of 5

best subwoofers!

Written By bhc562, los angeles, CA on Tuesday, October 02, 2012
 
i have three of these in a heavy duty sealed box in my camry powered by a rockford fosgate 1000/1. they hit real hard. but i think just two of these will hit just as hard if not harder than three because i am only limited to wiring the three to 2.6 ohm. i was running 1 ohm when i was only running two. anyways, three of these look cooler than two. got the jl mesh grills for all three subs. i love jl audio!
Pros:
everything
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Best Subwoofer for SQ EVER!

Written By magaoay, Kahului, HI on Monday, July 02, 2012
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SQ is unbeatable... I have now packed 4 of these into my 2012 Silverado Ext Cab and am as pleased as one can get.
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
Foam Surround
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5 out of 5

Absolutely Blown Away

Written By Grant, Guam on Wednesday, November 02, 2011
 
I recently installed this in my 2004 Toyota Tacoma extra cab. I have it in a large (1.25cu ft.)ported box with 300 watts rms running to it and let me tell you, it is WAY louder than I expected. The sub hits so hard I think I can feel my brain bleeding. Since I'm going for more of an SQ setup, this was not what I wanted.

I'm in the process of building my own sealed enclosure based on JLs recommend box specs. Hopefully this new setup won't require me to undergo brain surgery.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

BIG bang for the buck.

Written By jason, marietta, ga on Sunday, September 05, 2010
 
I have 1 10w6 hooked up to an Alpine MRP-M500 and it sounds great. I have a 2 dr car and the sub and amp is more than enough. My box is a little bigger than JL recommended but it sounds excellent. My one 10 sounds better than other guys I know with 2 less expensive 12's.
7 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

insane quality

Written By chip, lodi,ca. on Sunday, January 11, 2009
 
I installed 1-10w6 in 06 chevy crew cab behind seat by removing metal backing on seat, ported box 1.5 vb, 12 sqin. 12 in long, ported box tuned @ 38hz. this will give u 3 to 5.5 db gain between 35 hz and 55hz. jls box is alittle small to get any gain this works well trust me. I have tried several different set ups and this one is da boom hands down. It is the cleanest sounding bass with a sonic hit that doesn't quit. thanks cruthfield for your excellent service and patience, i know several of those speakers in the outlet dept. are my returns, thanks again.
9 out of 10 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Super 10

Written By Josh, Portsmouth, VA on Thursday, December 18, 2008
 
This sub is excellent for those of us that cannot afford the W7 series. While still exspensive, they arent as much as W7's. I have 1 10W6 pushed by an Alpine MRP-M500 in a ported box and I get out of my car with ears ringing. I've heard 10, 12, and 13 W7's, and yes they are better, but the price turns me off. My opinion, these are the best sounding subs JL has that are fairly priced. You will not be disappointed.
6 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

W7's Not so little brother..2good2btru, JL10W6

Written By Dan, Victorville, California on Friday, October 17, 2008
 
This is an amazing very fast, articulate sub. I had a pair of these installed into my KIA Optima with 1 cubic foot slot loaded box each, and 1200Watts
of juice on tap, and lets just say, ONE would have been plenty for all but the most extreme loud applications. My listening habits are all across the board from R&B, RAP, Chistian alternatave Rock, Modern Jazz, as well as Techno. Is this sub cheap? No, but for what you get it is. Buyer beware though, because you will not know how loud you are listening until you get out of the car. Case in point, I cranked up a song I was listening to in a mall parking lot, and the next thing I knew another car full of people were rockin out to the song playing on MY stereo! They were well over 50' away! If you set them up right, With a high current amp, you will have one of the fastest revealing subs $$ can buy any price. Beware, depending on music choice, you WILL draw attention to yourself, unless you decide to only go with 1, as well as having much less demanding listening tastes. Definately would choose this woofer over many other, there are larger and louder, but I have heard none more musical than this one.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

very nice subs.....

Written By JDM_YANG, stockton, ca on Thursday, October 09, 2008
 
these r some great subs that u wont regret buyin.....its worth it for the price.i had my 2 10's hooked up in a jlo. box and a jl 1000/1 amp,it sounds really good...very, deep , hard hitting bass....well i had to take a while to adjust my amp but its worth ur time itll sound waay better...btw my amp is only lik 1/3 turn up...no cap, and a stock head unit...plan to add an alpine or eclipse deck later on...i know that itll sound 10x better then how it is now...
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Absolutely Amazing

Written By Colt, Jonesboro, Arkansas on Thursday, February 14, 2008
 
I have two of these in my 4th gen. camaro firing into the hatch in a sealed box that I built. It's tuned tuned to approximately 40 hertz. Pushing it I have a JL 1000/1 and let me say that its by far the loudest set of 10's that myself or any of my friends have ever heard. My two 10's can put many brands and models of 12's and even some 15's. Theses subs respond amazingly fast and sound cleaner than anything else I've ever had. While it may seem hard to justify the price of JL, once you break down and buy it, it's rare that you'll regret it.
6 out of 11 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

amazing

Written By shawn, North Platte, NE on Friday, December 28, 2007
 
Very well rounded sub. I have had 10 inch subs and a 15 inch L7, this sub is the best of both worlds. The frequency response is just plain amazing. It hits the low notes just like a bigger sub and fits about anywhere! Have a jl 500 slash amp running it also
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