JL Audio 10W1v3-4

W1v3 Series 10" 4-ohm subwoofer

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Legendary JL Audio engineering

The affordable W1v3 subwoofer incorporates patented features developed by JL Audio for their legendary W7 subs. Special venting keeps the W1v3 sub running cool for trouble-free performance, while extensive research in cone bonding and motor assembly construction keeps its cone movement linear for precise, dependable output. The cone interlocks with the dust cap for superior rigidity, and a sophisticated suspension system keeps internal parts aligned properly when you're jamming hard.

Side-view of JL Audio 10W1v3-4 10" sub

These subs look as good as they sound.

Solid bass made for compact boxes

The low-profile 10W1v3-4 10" subwoofer works best in compact enclosures, so you can put quality bass in smaller and hard-to-fit vehicles. It features a polypropylene cone with an embossed JL Audio logo for a look that stands out as much as the sound. The removable, customizable trim ring lets you put a personal touch on your system, and makes optional grille installation a snap. This punchy W1v3 sub works well with moderate power, delivering impressive performance without costing a fortune.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 225 and 450 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Product Highlights:

  • 10" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • polypropylene cone with nitrile-butylene rubber surround
  • power range: 75-300 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 600 watts
  • frequency response: 25-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 84.2 dB
  • top-mount depth: 4-5/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.55 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 0.94 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • 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.

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  • 10" Single 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Black plastic trim ring
  • Owner's manual

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Features

Woofer: The JL Audio W1v3-4 subwoofer features an injection-molded, mica-filled polypropylene cone with an embossed metallic JL Audio logo and a rubber surround for added durability, woofer excursion and bass response.

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method of improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W1v3-4 motors remain linear over a long excursion range, and also maintain a highly stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. The result is 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.

Vented Reinforcement Collar: The Vented Reinforcement Collar (VRC) is a composite structure that addresses two issues related to reliability:

  • Stress Relief: By reinforcing the critical junction between the cone, voice coil and spider, the VRC greatly reduces failures due to glue breakdown or material weakness. It does this by increasing adhesive contact area and providing stress relief to the spider material at excursion extremes.
  • Air Flow: The VRC also features slots that facilitate air flow directly onto the voice coil windings, thus reducing thermal compression effects and enhancing reliability.

Insert Molded Suspension/Coil/Terminal Sub-Assembly: The W1v3-4 features a unique spider, coil and terminal subassembly, assembled prior to installation in the speaker frame for optimum alignment and glue-joint integrity. This type of assembly ensures precise lead wire length, lead wire entry and exit angles, and coil/spider alignment.

Elevated Frame Cooling System: The elevated frame design of the W1v3-4 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.

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 an optional grille mesh insert specifically designed to fit into the inner diameter of the trim ring (item number 136SGR1031, sold separately).

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Enclosure: JL Audio recommends an optimum sealed enclosure volume for the 10W1v3-4 of 0.587 ft³ (0.55 ft³ net, plus the sub's 0.037 ft³ displacement), resulting in a -3dB point of 43.1 Hz.

Ported Enclosure: JL Audio recommends an optimum ported enclosure volume for the 10W1v3-2 of 0.937 ft³ (0.9 ft³ net, plus the sub's 0.037 ft³ displacement). The recommended slot port is 1-1/8" (wide) x 10" (tall) x 29-3/4" (long), resulting in a tuning frequency of 32.17 Hz and a -3dB point of 31.92 Hz.

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did i get a broken one?

Written By Big D, wausau wi on Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Bought one of these to replace factory Bose sub in my car. It sounds nice if you listen to a lot of talk radio. I added a separate amp to drive this(300 rms) onto factory system. Put it in, with a good chunk of trimming and fab work for a box(.65 ft3) sealed in to stock location. It is about 20% louder than stock before it gets sloppy. I have an old cheap sub that sounds just about as good. Wanted to keep trunk space,but my alpine type R crushes this thing. I personally was dissappointed with this sub. The price I paid for it made it even worse. Live and learn I guess. Listen before you buy.....internet reviews are sketchy.

OH YEAH!!!

Written By jpharrison, Burke, VA on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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I originally had the JL 10w1v2-4 for 6 years and it was great. I ended up giving to my sister for her birthday for her car. I wanted something similar so I called in and the customer service rep suggested the v3 of same sub. It was shipped and I received it the next day. Installation was quick and easy. The sound is amazing. Sound is crisper, the bass hits lower and deeper. Overall the sound quality is better and my friends are jealous. Value was good and the whole buying experience was amazing.

Pros: Crisper sound, deeper bass, sub seems to hit harder.

Cons: none

JL Audio 10W1v3-4

Written By fkwallace2, Atalanta, GA on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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Loving it!

Great speakers /Dissapointed on delivery

Written By Anonymous, Neches, Tx on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Have just bought two of these and have always been a JL audio fan. I received them today, and was very disappointed in how they were shipped. The box that Crutchfield shipped it in was very flemsy and had the speaker boxes falling out of the bottom almost, and half the Crutchfield tape half already torn apart on top. Of course that could be ups fault with shipping, I can understand some of that, but upon opening into the individual sub boxes, I find that the inside of one had the speaker had been pushed down, but not enough to damage the speaker and thankful for that. And in the other one, out of all things, there was PINESTRAW inside it. Not a lot, but enough to make you wonder where these are being stored. How does that happen? The speakers themselves luckily look ok, and if they are the JL audio speakers I have had in the past then I'll be happy with em. They do look and sound great! But I will definitely think twice, before ordering again.

Pros: Great speakers The brand to have!

Cons: Very disappointed in how they were shipped.

hard hitting

Written By Anonymous, sidney ne on Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Put two of these in a sealed box for my f250 from supercrew sound .5 cu ft per sub paired with a jl 600 watt mono amp Let me tell you these things hit way harder than I expected to bad they are hiding behind my back seat love to watch Em flex am very pleased with the results

Good for under back seats avalanche

Written By B, San Diego on Sunday, September 08, 2013

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Good for svc

Pros: Low height

Cons: Not dvc

Outstanding sound quality and hard hitting!

Written By Rob, Montgomery, Alabama on Monday, July 08, 2013

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These speakers replaced 11 year old speakers that were in the 02 S10 Ext.Cab stealthbox. Using a JL 500w amp they hit harder and are cleaner than the older series.

Pros: Great sound quality, hard hitting! If they are anything like the old ones, looking forward to many many years of use!

Cons: Had to "remove" some of the rubber from the mounting surround, they don't fit into the stealthbox if you leave the rubber. However, once the rubber was "moved" they fit perfect!

Amazing Loudness and Quality

Written By Dstar23, Texas on Monday, May 13, 2013

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I have 2 of these bad subs in my f150 under the back seat in rhino lined sealed box being pushed by my MTX audio thunder 1000.1 amp! I was amazed on the amount of bass these subs put out! Also no matter how loud I crank it, the quality isn't distorted. If you want some bad subs with limited amount of space, these are them!

Pros: Compact, Loud, Quality, Reasonable Price! No reason not to get them!

Cons: None at all!

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I have 2 subs wired in series with a 15 year old Precision Power 240 watt amp and they sound great. I also like Pioneer brand equipment. Any good manufacturer in the 250-300 watt range should be fine. Hope this helps. [ ADAM  Mar 21, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Mar 20, 2014 ]  Staff
That amplifier would only provide 180 watts of power to this subwoofer. We typically recommend that you provide a subwoofer with 70% (or more) of the RMS power rating. The 2-ohm version of this subwoofer would actually be a better match. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_13692080/JL-Audio-10W1v3-2.html [ Jeff  Jan 13, 2014 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 21, 2013 ]  Staff