JL Audio 10W3v3-2
W3v3 Series 10" 2-ohm subwoofer
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JL Audio designed their W3v3 subwoofers to deliver powerful, accurate bass with a medium-power amplifier. Their extensive motor assembly research resulted in a design that ensures smooth, precise cone movement at any power level. Exclusive cooling features shunt heat away from the sub's internal motor structure for long term durability and reduced distortion. The W3v3 sub works well in a sealed or ported enclosure.
The 10W3v3-2 subwoofer boasts a 10" mineral-filled polypropylene cone with a distinctive metallic JL Audio medallion. A patented design eases the stress felt by the rubber surround during cone movement, for increased reliability and consistent bass output. The removable, customizable trim ring accepts optional JL Audio grilles, and can be painted to enhance your installation.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 375 and 750 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
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.
Outstanding sub-woofers knocked off three rear view mirrors in 3 different cars that I've had. Amps have come and gone but these subs are unstoppable. Incredible low end hard hitting bass. Very nice because you don't need a huge amp to power 2 subs and sounds great with a 700W no name amp.
Pros: Insane Bass, unstoppable subs, and great power range.
These subwoofers were great as I expected them to be. I have them installed in my 1965 mustang. I have two of these subs and I really enjoy them. I would buy them again but I have no need too. :-)
Pros: Awesome deep clean sound.
Built like a tank. Soil construction and good materials leads to great sound.
Prior to this sub I was using an entry level 10" manufactured in 2003 and cost $50. It was driven off a 400w Alpine amp with an Alpine CDA-9885 head unit. It was housed in a JL stealth box with 0.6 feet of space. I thought it sounded fine but never like the idea that it was entry level and wanted something more appropriate for this TransAm that I had given so much TLC to. After consulting a Crutchfield adviser, I bought this sub. The first thing that I noticed when it arrived was how much heavier it was. The second thing I noticed was how the build quality and materials looked and felt far superior. I installed it in place of the old sub with the same amp, head unit, box, everything. For how I listen and what I listen to, I can't tell a difference between the two subs. This one certainly has more potential though and gets quite a bit louder and more intense. Overall, I like it and would recommend to friends.
Pros: Build quality, materials, forcefulness, power.
Cons: None yet.
Looking for a decent box for the 2014 Ram Crew Cab proved to be a difficult project. I didn't want to lift my seats with spacers so I finally found a box I liked that didn't break the bank but now came the issue of finding the right Sub for the space I had (.69 cu ft), mounting depth and magnet diameter. This sub had all the right specs I needed and it sounds fantastic. I have it paired with a JL Audio XD700/5v2 amp that puts 300 watts RMS on the sub @ 2-ohms and it has tight clean bass with the good low end when I need it. I used a JL Audio 10" sub in my 02 Silverado build that still sounds great so it was a no brainer to look for another.
Pros: Good, tight, clean bass in sealed .65 to .70 cu ft. boxes for 2014 Ram Crew/Quad Cabs.
Cons: None that I can think of
Its my sexond w3 and for a mid level subwoofer it works great and does everything I need it to.
All around awesome sub!! Had 2 10W0's in my last car and one 10w3 puts them to shame!!! Paired with a JL JX500/1 and tuned properly this sub hits like it should, if not better!!!
Pros: Loud, clean lows, not too "boomy". Perfect sound for my 2013 Civic Si
Cons: Lower end lacks power but still better than 90% of 10's out there
I've had this sub for about two months. At first, I built a sealed box just for this sub. It sounded decent. The voice coil kept bottoming out too quickly. I had to keep turning down the volume. But when I realized that I built the box too big, I realized that the subwoofer had no control of the cone. So I decided to build a ported box just to see if it made a difference. To my surprise, it hits twice as loud and way deeper than sealed box. I did not change any of my settings on the radio or amp, just the volume. Goes to show you two things: build a box to JL Audio specs and go ported. Sealed boxes are good for upper bass, but if you want deep, loud, and still sound quality, GO PORTED. You will not be disappointed. Mind you, I'm only using one subwoofer unlike all the other reviews.
Pros: Works in sealed and ported enclosures.
Cons: Specs not the same from the 4ohm version and 2ohm version. Different size enclosures.
So i"m finally ready to review this awesome subwoofer.....After owning the same pair of these JL 10w3v3 for over 5 years.Yes, really, 5 years.before these JLs i was going through about 1-2 sets of 10s a year,all "comparable" to the JLs, had sonys, alpines,blaupunkt, rockford fosgates and lots of kickers. none were near as reliable. appearance of these are great,very clean.the sound is crisp clean deep and hard all at once. currently have been using mine daily for last 5 years everyday, lots of reggae, rap and metal. using the same 1100w digital amp that i bought with the JL subs. they are tuned well and to hit hard. been set up to run at about 85-90% of max power since i have owned them. no issues atall. would recommend to anyone looking for hard/soft clean bass. if these ever go out i will gladly buy another pair!
Pros: great product.... time says it all, especially if you heard how hard i used these subs.
Cons: its like everlasting gum... hope JL doesn't put itself out of business with these quality products they have. lol
This little guy sounds like a much larger speaker than it is. JL's just plain sound good. Put one of these in a sealed box, wire it to a clean amp and then be prepared for awesomeness.
Pros: Sound quality, build quality, American made
Cons: They don't give them away
Paired up with an alpine mrp-m500 amp and this thing thumps! Great clean sounding bass. Can't go wrong with JL
Pros: It's JL audio
Cons: Not a thing
Awesome clear lows
Pros: Clear sound
Best tight bass you can buy!
Wow, I have a few weeks with this superb sub woofer in a sealed box and it hits hard and tight. The gain on my amp is just 2/4 , less than half with the Kenwood Kac-8152d mono block amp. I'ts in a convertible and it's hard to get good sounding hard hitting bass in a mustang. I've has other brands (Kicker, Fosgates and cerwin vegas) that I thought were good at the time, but none of them compare to JL Audio. This brand is on a league of it's own. I put the woofer on a ported custom box made to spec by the JL website to test and the bass is just phenomenal. It's increase in output is like double loudness and hard hitting from the sealed. The sealed was perfect for me. The ported enclosure is scary, lot's of fun and as i turned the radio louder, the sub wants more. simply Wow. I'm a JL Audio fan from now on.
Pros: The best bass
Excellent sound...worth the money.
This sub can handle a lot of power. I have one powered in my hatchback and had to turn the gain down due to overpowering the rest of the system. JL has always made some of the best subs and this one is no different. The bass is very clean and punchy.
Gave me many hours of enjoyment.
Pros: Nice, sleek, and durable.
Cons: They need to make the tinsel wire longer.
I had made a "cheap" decision to get the Infiniti 100.9..... Well after it blew the first day (Crutchfield sent a new one with no issues) I had the new one in for 5 months before it also experienced problems with voice coil wiring (Some of it litterally fell out :-/). So I did what I should have done in the first place. I got the JL3v3 2 ohm sub. I run a 5 channel Kenwood amp that puts out 500 RMS at 2 ohms on the sub channel so it was also I perfect fit. I drive an extended cab pickup and have a custom made sealed enclosure behind the drivers seat that ground fires a couple inches off the floor. I started off by tuning the sub correctly with a DMM and 50hz test tone. NOT doing this probably caused the equipment to fail on some of the other reviews I read above. Sending clipped signals can and will silently destroy your stuff. You can't under power a sub by that much and have it last. I started with some rock..... Kickers, drum solos, bass lines are very precise and clear. I was very surprised on how snappy this sub was in comparison to my other one. Played some stuff with double kickers as well with nothing but tight and clear kicks to my lower back. I went into some R&B and Hip Hop and was surprised how evenly everything sounded. It does lack some db's in those lower hz ranges, 25-35, though that is to be expected. NOTE: I tuned with no bass boost on the amp. After break in, I will re tune it with 6-9 db's on the boost. That outa bring up those lower hz levels.
Pros: Quality build Great SQ Great for tight spaces
Cons: None that I didn't expect
Installed one sub in a ported box behind the back seat of my Tundra CrewMax. Sounds amazing. Only complaint is mounting depth, the back seat is a notch or two more forward than I was hoping.
In the right enclosure this sub hits hard and quick. It's extremely musical and totally effortless in reproducing deep bass. Without a doubt this is a top notch driver and one that I would highly recommend to friends and family.
Pros: Deep, quick, hard hitting and takes a ton of power.
Cons: None that I can think off.
Purchased 10" sub for pickup truck. Sound is very good and is exactly what I was looking for. Installed in custom built box and have been enjoying ever sense.
Pros: Good quality product at reasonable price.
If you are savvy enough to put this in a solid, correctly sized box you won't be disappointed. Make sure to follow JL's recommendations for box size close, take into account the displacement of the sub in the box. I made my own .625 cu ft box to fit in the corner of the trunk, I also made sure the box was tight, then with a little poly fill and a good amp I had some thump. Just placing this in a prefab box especially one that is too big or too small can make or break the sweet boom of this sub, when sitting side by side you can really tell the difference. JL builds these to tight tolerances don't waste their efforts by being cheap or lazy with the box!
Pros: I have always enjoyed JL products and this was no exception. It is one of the few 10" subs that can fit almost anywhere .625 cu ft boxes are easy to stuff in places depending on your creativity. With nearly twice the excursion of my last sub the output was awesome. This 10 sounds great when installed in the right size box
Cons: So far nothing
I had mine in a 1 cu. ft. sealed enclosure being powered by a JL 500/5, It was getting clean stable power. I hated the woofer since the day I installed it. I adjusted the crossovers till the cows came home (there out back right now). I had to push the bass boost to get anywhere. After a year of this it finally shredded apart. A blessing in disguise! I installed a Focal P 25 DB 10" & the difference is night & day. Much stronger with less power, I reduced the amps bass boost & it still kicks like a mule. I love my 4 year old 500/5, can't say the same about the sub
I bought this sub along with a Rockord Punch 300-1. Worked really fine for about 2 weeks. Sub hit hard and dug deep. Then after cranking it after break in, it partially blew. The dreaded scratching noise. Says it is rated for 500w. Amp pushhes 416 RMS max. Would not buy again. If you have a habit of really cranking your system now and again, don"t buy this one. It's pretty weak. Go for a Rockford power series or Fi.
Just plain loud, punchy, tight bass "awesomeness."
It's JL what can you expect besides perfection! Nothing I hear can even come close to matching the sound quality of their equiptment. I have just one hooked up to a JL 500/1 in my Colorado and it sounds amazing! I've heard two tens that dont get even relativly close to as loud as my one. You will not be dissapointed!
This subwoofer is better than DEI / ORION subwoofers. I had the Orion HP subs in my car and then sold them to buy this subwoofer. Got a single one in a ported box powered by an Orion XTR 1001 amp soon to be swapped out for a J2 amp or a slash series amp.
I tried Kicker CVR, Boston Acoustics G1 and Schosche EFX subs. I will tell you that none of them comes close to this sub in SQ. Plus this sub is great and may
get a second one later on this year when I have more money.
JL Audio... enough said.
I got this sub for a number a reasons.
1. It was a JL audio sub
2. It was the biggest I could fit in my vehicle
3. It was the most expensive I could afford
4. I liked the way it looked.
With that being said I bought it without ever hearing what it would sound like. A little bit of a risk but I felt justified when I heard it. I drive a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe with the third row seat option. When the third row is up there is very little space back there(like in the back of a single cab pickup). This sub requried a minimal amount of airspace and supported 300 watts of power from my Rockford Fosgate 300.1 Mono sub amp. I don't feel that it sounds bigger than it is although it does get loud and with certain songs you do feel it in your chest. I've heard some car audio systhems with bigger woofers and more power and naturally they are alot louder than what I have. However it is loud enough and sounds decent. I'm not blown away by the sound but it is quality bass that this sub puts out. I matched it up with the VR series components and coaxial speakers and it is a very nice system. I did not give this 4 stars because I'm pretty sure a W7 would sound alot nicer and it doesn't make sense to me to rate this sub just as high.
I debated between Kicker and JL for a while. If you are going to get a sub,
do it right and buy quality. JL is quality at its best. I came to the conclusion
Kicker is all about SPL rather than sound quality. I'm sure Kicker makes
some nice stuff, but JL is a league above them. JL has the patents and
reputation for greatness. You are not "just buying a name" with JL at
all...how do you think they got their great reputation? I have a 97 Cadillac
De'Ville with one of these in a sealed box with a JL A1400 amp. It sounds
great with quick transient response (tight sounding bass) and plenty of low
end thump. If you want to be heard from blocks away, go get a 15 inch L7
in a ported box and waste your money. If you want bass that sounds good
when you are in the actual car, then get this! I still want to hear the lyrics
in the music, not just drowning bass. An aftermarket headunit will make
install easier, but I got the CL-RLC to use w/my factory headunit and it
works great. Don't get played by getting the 4-ohm version (unless
needed for wiring options), the 2 ohm is still distortion free and saves
money on the amp required to match the RMS rating. If you want to spend
thousands then you prob aren't looking at this sub, but if you want great
sound on a budget and want to bring your car audio system to the next
level, this is for you!
alright...i have two of the 2-ohm 10w3v3s and i love them. they are the biggest 10" sub i could get for my custom box 6" deep. i have 500w to each and they really thump. i was surprised when i got them done. my system is louder and cleaner than my friend's 1500w pioneer system with 2 12"s!!! definately buy...make sure you match the rms on the subs to the rms on the amp!!!!!
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|Cone Material||Mineral-filled poly|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||0.625|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.25|
|Port diameter (inches)||N/A|
|Port length (inches)||N/A|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
85.37 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||25 - 250 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||100-500|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||1000|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||5 7/8|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||8 15/16|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W3v3 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.
Vented Reinforcement Collar (VRC): The Vented Reinforcement Collar is a composite structure that addresses two issues related to reliability. By reinforcing the critical junction between the cone, voice coil and spider, the VRC greatly reduces failures due to glue breakdown or material weaknesses. It does this by greatly increasing adhesive contact area and providing stress relief to the spider material at excursion extremes. the VRC also feature slots that facilitate air flow directly onto the voice coil windings to reduce thermal compression effects and enhances reliability.
Spider/Lead Wire Assembly: The W3v3 features a unique spider, coil and terminal subassembly which is assembled prior to installation in the speaker frame for optimum alignment and glue-joint integrity. The spider is insert-molded into a composite carrier tray which also incorporates the terminal assembly and lead wire strain relief features for enhanced reliability and optimal alignment of parts. The flying lead wires are carefully controlled and strain-relieved without resorting to woven-in lead wires, which can degrade spider performance.
Elevated Frame Cooling: The elevated frame design of the W3v3 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.
Surround Stress Relief: By creating a radiused feature on the edge of the cone, stress is relieved from the surround material at maximum forward excursion, resulting in longer life and more consistent surround behavior.
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.
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 18" W x 11" H x 9" 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 1.25 cu/ft. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 23" W x 12" H x 12.125" 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:
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JL Audio products are great and I already have one of these subs. Needed another so it was a no brainer to get purchase second one. [ Rick Dec 18, 2015 ]
I have a JL XD700/5 with a JL Audio 10W3v3-2 sub in a small enclosure. Going 2 ohm gets you more drive with less power. Excellent high quality sound. Would recommend. [ PETER Jul 21, 2014 ]
i would get a dual voice coil sub. this w3 sounds good but cant handle a lot of power. I have blown one already, received the second one and had to turn my amp down below half so I don't blow this one. [ CORY Jul 21, 2014 ]
I have the same amp running a 2 ohm 10" W3 and it sounds awesome. [ James Jul 19, 2014 ]
That amp puts out 500 watts over a 1.5 to 4 ohm range. So either a 2 or 4ohm sub will work fine. If you plan to add another sub later, I would go with a 4ohm, because you can wire them in parrallel for a 2ohm load. Hope this helps! [ JAMES Jul 19, 2014 ]
I always go with the lowest impedance that the amp can handle safely becaus it will produce more power. If you're running a single sub I would therefore get the 2 ohm. If you are running 2 subs you could get 4 ohm subs wired in series to produce an end result of 2 ohms. Or if your amp is stable at 1 ohm then I would get 2-2 ohm subs wired in series to produce an end result of 1 ohm. [ STEVEN Jul 19, 2014 ]
I'm really impressed with my 2ohm 10" w3. Fills the car with more than enough bass and it's in a custom sealed box. [ ADAM Jul 19, 2014 ]
I have had three two ohm JL W3's (2 10" and 1 12") and have had great luck with them. I use alpine mono amps with about the same wattage yours has and they push the subs very well. Good luck! [ KEITH C Jul 19, 2014 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Greg Jul 19, 2014 ] Staff
Yes. If you are building your own enclosure you will want to build a box where the interior dimensions equal the .625 cu. ft. then cut a hole and put in the speaker. [ Matthew Jan 28, 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 Jan 22, 2014 ] Staff